Carles Joseph (CJ) Juzang was born on December 26, 1957 in Chicago Illinois. Raised in Oakland California, Carles’ primary education was in a number of public and private schools, graduating from Oakland High School in 1976. Achieved a degree in Media Arts and Animation in 2008. CJ began with the “idea” of Abyssinia Media Group® 1996 under the name of Abyssinia Comic Group. Later changed the name to "Media Group" but sticking with the concept of creatively finding ways of telling African centered stories for a school populace that were conscious and learning their African cultural roots through comic books.