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AmigoMan | Strong Ave. Studios
Anthony “AO” Oropeza
Strong Ave. Studios is a storytelling-driven publishing, art and design studio responsible for creating one of the most original bilingual Latino comic book super heros ever made – Amigoman! The name of the studio originated from an actual street in the neighborhood/district where the founder, Anthony “AO” Oropeza, grew up, the district of Argentine located in Kansas City, Kansas. Oropeza says, “I started the Amigoman comic book while living at home with my mom in KCK, working a full-time job and going to Rockhurst College on a part-time basis. I came up with the idea for the character on the way home from school after visiting Clint’s Comic Shop in KCMO. After grabbing my Batman and Spidey books, something hit me from the class I had just attended. I noticed that I didn’t see any Latin main characters on the comic book shelf. So on the 15 minute ride home, I said to myself, ‘What if I came up with my own character?’ So, in that 15 minute time span, I came up with the name, ‘Amigoman,’ and a bit of his story.” Follow Amigo man on Facebook!
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