Chris “Kilika” Malone
Chris “Kilika” Malone has been cartooning ever since he could remember, and was heavily inspired by Sunday morning comics from the newspaper. Pretty much his family’s breakfast table was a wondrous mess of comic strips, pancakes, and bacon every Sunday. Now that he reads everything online, it’s instead a disarray of multiple browser windows open to the latest webcomics. So still a mess, only without the bacon.
He has worked on many awesome animations, including the Emmy-winning show Archer for three seasons, and has also helped with the animation work on the video game Battleborn, as well with Netflix’s Army of Frogs.
His big passion is comic books however. He has published multiple books in his surfer-bromance comic series, Blue and Blond, and has two new graphic novels on the way. One is about a Hollywood murder-mystery, while the other is an epic tale of a young kid’s quest to grow facial hair, by beating up legendary historical bearded figures. He has a lot of fun with what he does.
His undergrad degree is an BFA in Kinetic Imaging (video, animation, and sound basically) from Virginia Commonwealth University, and just recently completed his MFA in Sequential Art from SCAD Atlanta.
He met Mike while working at the Apple Store, and was immediately drawn to the passion in his voice when he talked about his Roy G Biv idea for a book, and wanted to be onboard. He sees Roy G Biv not just as a way to teach kids about colors, but to also associate them with feelings.
He currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, with his fiancé, two dogs, and two extremely-needy guinea pigs, where he runs an art studio by the name of Studio Space Shark. If he’s not there, you could probably find him at the beach.
His work can be found at www.surfdogart.com, and you can also follow him on multiple social media sites under the handle @surfdogart.