Superheroes of art: Former Crestview artist encounters legendary Stan Lee

Published: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 04:31 AM.

But Nieves is used to the hard life of an artist and encourages young artists to never abandon their passions.

"You have to work hard," he said. "You have to have that passion. I don't encourage people to go bankrupt or go in the hole, but there were many times I was in the red and I had to eat Ramen and dollar hamburgers to survive because I was putting all my effort into my art. Sometimes if you want it that bad, you have to do that.

"This was definitely not an overnight thing. I was not always N.E.H.S. I was E.J. Nieves. I was not always the coolest kid on the block. It took time. I went through my hardships.

"A lot is changing in my life and I'm so grateful to God for it."


Why N.E.H.S.?

"It stands for No Eye Has Seen, and it comes from the scripture 1 Corinthians: 2:9 which states: 'No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those that love him,'" Nieves stated in an interview currently featured on Stan Lee's website.

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