Wesley Sun is a writer and the Communications Director at Sun Bros Studios, a creative comic book publication company that he founded with his brother Brad Sun. At Sun Bros Studios, Wesley has co-written the indie darling comics "Chinatown", "Monkeyfist", and "Apocalypse Man", and has had his comic book works featured in "Killer Queen" and "Then It Was Dark". Wesley speaks at comic book conventions and entertainment expos around the midwest about inclusion in geek culture, how to self publish and be successful doing it, and how to reach your goals on crowdfunding campaigns--which Sun Bros Studios has accomplished numerous times. In addition to his comic book life, Wesley is the Director of Field Education and Community Engagement at the University of Chicago’s Divinity School, where he teaches and manages internships, as well as being a volunteer chaplain at Cook County Jail.
Wesley balances his religious life and his geeky life with relative ease, and finds that the two worlds really aren't that different: fandom and evangelism are remarkably similar to him. He has worked hard to be a self-taught business owner for Sun Bros Studios, and in this episode he recalls how it was his mother who helped put the Sun Bros on the path to success. Wesley also recalls what it was like to be at the forefront of the crowdfunding movement back in 2011, and how he had to make up the rules to be successful in the medium at the time before it became a popular way of funding creative works.