Richard G. Tyler II (pseudonym: URAEUS) is a creative force, with an expertise in writing, conceptualization, design, and publishing. He received his BA in Fine Arts with a concentration in Illustration & Design from Morgan State University (2000) where he also studied at the graduate level, majoring in History. After a life-changing study mission to the Nile Valley in 2004, where he witnessed firsthand the artistic perfection of ancient Africa, he walked away from a doctoral fellowship offer from Texas Tech University to chase his creative dreams and chronicle the adventures of his franchise hero, Jaycen Wise. Former administrator of the iconic (now defunct) Black Superhero forum, he is a six-time Urban Action Showcase award winner (sponsored by HBO/Cinemax) and a Glyph award winner. He wrote his first screenplay, a treatment of his award-winning spy-fi franchise, Indigo, in 2014, which landed him a television development deal with Skydance Productions, with a subsequent sale to NBC in 2015. URAEUS is the Creator and Chief Creative Officer of Black Heroes Matter, and Creative Operative for Wesley Snipes’ Dark Matter Majic Studios and Maandi House Media. His Sword and Soul Media imprint was built in 2011 to publish Imaro and Dossouye, master works of the late, great author, Charles R. Saunders.