I came up with the story for Kami in college, after learning about the Shinto faith in a Japanese History and Culture class.

The concept of spirits associated with all aspects of nature fascinated me. The idea for three friends embarking on a hero’s journey popped into my head during the lecture.

Kami is a mix of all the things that inspire and influence me—Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Pixar films, anime, old jack Kirby comics, and classic Disney animation.