Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews is ready to take on comics. On Twitter, the football player-turned-actor said he would "LOVE" to lend his artistic talents to the comic book industry.
I would LOVE to illustrate a comic book! https://t.co/J9n019OB8Y— terrycrews (@terrycrews) December 19, 2017
Prior to his NFL career, Crews was granted an art scholarship at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen, Michigan. During his time as a football star, he also illustrated portraits of his peers and sold NFL-licensed lithographs. He has discussed his artistic background and shared his artwork on talk shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live!. As such, he has proven he has the chops to take on such a project.
At the time of writing, Crews has received offers from comic book editors and creators who are eager to work with him. Black Bolt writer Saladin Ahmed has reached out, as well as Iron Circus Comics publisher/artist Spike Trotman.
After he retired from football, Crews turned to acting. In addition to Brooklyn Nine-Nine, he has starred in The Expendables franchise and Idiocracy. His past credits include Arrested Development, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, The Ridiculous 6, The Newsroom and more. He has also voiced the comic book character Blade in Ultimate Spider-Man and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.