Have you ever thought about what a superhero from Appalachia would look like? Coder and developer Justin Hall blends his love of art and storytelling with tech to create interactive comic book characters that retell the story of coal mining counties.
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Justin Hall was born in Pikeville, Ky., to a family where his father was an artist and his parents had a bluegrass band. After graduating from the University of Pikeville, Hall pursued a career in web design and development. His work for the Appalachian web and app development company Bit Source landed Hall on Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business. Today, Hall is Director of Adult Programs for Awesome, Inc., in Lexington, Kentucky, where he manages a Web Developer Bootcamp, among other programs. Hall is also involved in a range of other entrepreneurial endeavors. He is also working on the launch of Dark Holler Comics, a company looking to tell stories through digital publishing set in Appalachia that will inspire, educate, and elevate readers.
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