Anthony Mendez is putting the mic down —at least for now— and embarking on a new venture. The Emmy nominee and voice-over actor, known for his role as the “Latin Lover” narrator on CW’s “Jane The Virgin,” has revealed that he’s working on a new project.
The screenplay, called “Mike Tomb,” marks his first dramatic motion comic inspired by true events based on his personal experience growing up in his family’s business. It will focus on a Dominican-American headstone maker, who decides to leave the company and follow his dreams. In the storyline, the main character, Michael Gonzalez, develops a serious illness and unfortunately, a family secret threatens to send Michael to his grave early.
Mendez, who worked for Comedy Central, CNN, NBC and MTV, will narrate, produce and direct the motion comic under his company, Strip Dot Voice, LLC. “Mike Tomb” is expected to premiere at the ending of 2016. Proceeds from the accompanying graphic novel will go to a New York-based charity that focuses on helping abused children.
source: Latin Times