He grew up in a rough, low-income neighborhood in the Bronx borough of New York City with his loving mother, brother and sister.
From the time Paul learned to speak and walk, he was singing and dancing. Once he learned to hold a pencil, he began to draw and sketch and even created his own comic books. From the time he was a child, Paul worked tirelessly on his academics and art pursuits hoping to one day be able to support his family and move them out of the Bronx.
Paul’s hard work paid off very early on in life. In sixth grade, he gained a three-year academic scholarship to the very prestigious Buckley School on the affluent Upper East Side in Manhattan – a feat extremely rare for a youngster from the Bronx.