Evan Narcisse is the writer of the hit comic series Rise of the Black Panther. It tells the early story of Black Panther, aka T’Challa, becoming King of Wakanda.

The i09 senior writer and self-proclaimed “Haitian Sensation” sat with The Root to discuss going from comic critic to breakthrough comic writer, working with Ta-Nehisi Coates and having his series out during the highly anticipated film debut.

Watch the video above.