Marcus Cripps Bio
Marcus moved to Charleston 8 years ago from Sumter, SC in search of more creative opportunities. In those 8 years he has developed a large body of work throughout the Charleston area. His work ranges from murals, billboards, custom fabricated signs, sign paintings, beer can labels, and his main passion, creating comics. He enjoys being able to create exciting stories and getting captivated in the experience. His comics and more can be found at comic conventions such as Captains Comic Expo in Mount Pleasant, SC and Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC.
In the summer of 2020, while working alongside Gregg Pavone of Limelight Custom Sign Company, Marcus and Gregg had the opportunity to do a sign painting for Locomotion Fitness in Park Circle. Upon painting the logo on the outside of the building, Marcus became enamored with how the community of Locomotion Fitness came together and supported one another. This began his love for fitness and weightlifting.
After being apart of the fitness community for a year, he took part in his first Cooper River Bridge Run in 2021. Taking the whole experience in, he realized it was something special, and he knew he wanted to be a part of it for many years to come.
The following year, he had set a new goal: To participate in as many fitness events, and collect as many medals, as he could within a year. He started that goal with the 2022 Cooper River Bridge Run. He has now competed in a multitude of weightlifting competitions, CrossFit competitions, Spartan Races and just about every 5k, 10k, and half marathon across the Carolinas. His one- year goal will be completed by earning a medal that he helped design.
Marcus is thrilled to have his passion for art and fitness come together, and this will be an experience and memory he will never forget!