Torrence King is an illustrator, writer, poet and photographer in Chicago, Illinois. Published both professionally and independently since 1991, King has illustrated and created dozens of comics and characters and has written over 100 poems, plays and stories. A former radio show host in the late 90’s, King has been profiled on several radio stations and featured in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Defender.

King also created, Lifeforce Comics Group, one of the first comic book companies to address and tackle social issues back in 1992 for the Chicago Board of Education. A sought after speaker, King has also taught seminars on publishing, sequential art history, graphic art and contemporary music history.

Shifting to part-time photography and management in 2007, King has been instrumental in the development of both professional and aspiring models and artists to a broader audience.

“I can remember drawing at an early age and being sparked with imagination by comic books and movies and, later, music, poetry, paintings, etc. – I have continued to develop my talents and present my art in various creative forms. Pushed onward by the inescapable creativity that dwells within.”

For more information, commission rates and publications email: torrenceking2000@hotmail.com


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Torrence King Blog: The Kingsington Post

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The Poetry of Torrence King

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Devian Art Page

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  • Age: 44
  • Joined: August 2010

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Our Night In Question

“No. You just scare me. / I often feel dizzy / And weak touching your hand. / Is there a god playing / A joke on us?” Said the woman lookin…

Something More Than Ever

I hope to kiss you and celebrate / The miracles we share, / Standing together. / On this day, / At this moment / Existing in our difference.

The Rearview Mirror Dimension

My attention to / Literal flaws . Are paid frequently, / Held around / Glossy worlds.

MOONLESS WORDS

It is cold in this place / Of shadows / Where there is no where to go but up.

The Winds of Tragedy/The Hope of VicTory

That the lives lost / Will shine on / For all to see. / Remembering the brave, / The bold. / Those who stood up That others may live.
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The Unfortunate Ones

COMPRESS THESE / GOLDEN RULES / FORGING GENTLY / UPON VOICES / SCREAMING VIOLENTLY, / INSTANTLY STOLEN.

NOTHING MORE TO GIVE

This night, I have found a peace of mind, / An understanding to the why / And the reason.

IF YOU ONLY KNEW

I have often wondered / If you would cross the line / Between simplicity and madness / For the sake / Of being my love, / Faithfully yours.

I, MADMAN

I, MADMAN / I, madman / That I am. / I, the lyricist of pondering / Amongst the people wandering / For gold and gifts, / Searching a langua…

The Winds of Change

Make the right turn into oblivion, / Away from me, / My love. / These winds of change. / Change these tides and waves / Through the paths u…

CHANGE, CHANGE, CHANGE

I’ll search this distant land / For the treasures of the heart, / Where it is warm and misty / And filled with your perfume.
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