NEW YORK — Bodybuilder Kai Greene signed autographs and greeted fans Saturday at the annual New York City Comic Con to promote his new comic “The Chronicles of King Kai.”
A Brooklyn native, Greene entered the foster system when he was 6. He bounced around to different foster homes for the next ten years.
Greene found solace in weightlifting and became a professional bodybuilder. He recently won his third title at the Arnold Classic.
A lover of art, Greene decided to use his life story to create “The Chronicles of King Kai.”
“One of the most significant things about storytelling is you actually can improve other people’s thinking and how they can see a situation based on some of the experience that can be shared when they see it through your eyes,” said Greene.
While Greene acknowledges his troubled past, he knows he can help others by telling his story.
“It’s no secret as a young man I came up with a lot of troubling and interesting issues,” said Greene. “Rather than be ashamed and embarrassed, my story is my story. And by being able to tell it and to do it in a very colorful and interesting way, you can actually help to speak about a lot of positive benefits to others that are … wrestling or dealing with the same issues.
Growing up in Brooklyn, Greene ties in several aspects of the borough to his story. There’s even an area in the story called Underbrook.
Only 300 copies were printed of “Chronicles” and available for purchase at Comic Con. The comic is not yet for sale or online. For more information about the comic, follow Kai Greene on Facebook.