Start the day off Right!!!

Ever heard of NC crew MindsOne? Yeah me neither, but this track Legion of Doom produced by Kev Brown is classical head knod material fam! This is the first single off their joint Self Reliance. Get familiar via the miracle of BandCamp

Yay! Black-on-Black Violence! How Original!

Okay, so now that I have your attention, here's some preview art from Powerman #2 that I ganked from CBR. I will keep my smart remarks to myself, but you may feel free to make your own.
The Sales Pitch:
Marvel is pleased to announce your first look at Shadowland: Power Man #2, from red hot writer Fred Van Lente and up-and-coming artist Mahmud Asrar! Who is this new Power Man and how can he defeat both Luke Cage and Iron Fist? This newfound vigilante problem on the streets of Shadowland is worsened when the villains from Luke Cage and Iron Fist’s past show up to take the heroes down! The battle for the soul of New York continues in Shadowland: Power Man #2!

Soundtrack to my day

First of all, I had  great productive weekend! Repped with 4/5ths of the mighty GhostWerks crew at Dallas Comicon and H4's Lung Cancer Association benefit show, now it's back to drawing these comics and doing Daddy Day Care now that wifey is back to her PhD classes. Today's soundtrack shall be provided by the classic Playdough ceedee Lonely Superstar which will be on endless repeat while I get my multitask on, and you can share in the fun via the miracle of Bandcamp:

Fresh "King City" Poster

King Poster by Brandon Graham

Charlie Goubile's BLACKBIRD graphic novel is OUT NOW!!!

If you've been reading GhettoManga very long, you already know I straight cheerleads for Charlie "Fab" Goubile, and especially for his martial arts vigilante comic BlackbirdNow Goubile has collected his first miniseries into the brand new trade paperback Blackbird:Growing Pains, and it looks really dope!

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The new issue is finally ready to go to the printer! This issue will include never-before-printed comics from Josh Boulet (The Wrong Night in Texas, The Green Reefer) and Brock Rizy (Emily Edison, Catbear Traffic Control) PLUS an 8 page preview of Felipe Smith's ground-breaking culture clash manga Peepo Choo (printed in the back of the issue, so's you can read it right-to-left like he intended, of course). Oh yeah, and the triumphant return of my comic MANCHILD: Birthday Boy,because I gives the people what they want...

Black Milk + Elzhi + Royce = HELLYES

As my dude 8thLight pointed out on his blog, Black Milk pulled out the BIG guns for Deadly Medley, the first video off his upcoming long-player Album of the Year.

PREVIEW: Blade: Curse of the Mutants One-Shot

I Just spotted this dope preview on CBR... apparently, Marvel has a new X-men crossover going on, where vampires are running up on the world/s remaining mutants? I wouldn't care, but the resultant fallout is this ILL looking Blade One-shot. here's the sales pitch:
Someone… something… is killing vampire slayers all over the world. Blade, the biggest, baddest slayer of them all, gathers an emergency assault team to blitz the bloodsucker underground and force answers out of whoever’s not reduced to a pile of smoking ash. But Blade’s not going to like what he hears. A new dawn is rising for the vampire nation. The rules are about to be rewritten, and Blade’s about to go to fang-to-fang with a new threat he knows he can’t fight alone…
sounds tight, huh? peep the preview below...

PREVIEW: Pale Horse #3

 This looks dope. I'm gonna hafta track down the previous issues of this and support... Black cowboy bent on revenge equals buy this, seen? plus he got the youngster in tow on some Lone Wolf and Cub isht... NICE! peep the Sales Pitch and a 6 page preview (which reveals how the series gets its name) below. PLUS the CLASSIC Boogiemonsters track Behold A Pale Horse, because that's how the eff I roll!

Blacklist digs up the KING!

If you're looking for a new comic to check out this week that will crack you up and push your weird-shit-ometer into the red, you pro'lly wanna pick up Blacklist Studios' new book KING! Which stars a dude who bears a striking resemblance to everybody's favorite so-called King of Rock and Roll. But when this cat gets recognized In bars and cheap motels, it's not cause they think he's the dead rock icon, it's because he's a washed up pro-wrestler-turned monster killer for hire... So it's understandable that he doesn't like to be recognized.

with Much Love to Carl Weathers...

Action Jackson #1 by Samax Amen.

Album of the Year? um... maybe!

I've had my head down the last few days, working nonstop laying out the new GhettoManga Quarterly, so the 10th came and went without me checking for Ahmad's new record. Rappers push back their record releases so much, I never get out of my routine to get new records anymore... Anyways, The Death of Me is out, and not for nothin'... but uh... it's dope. I mean REALLY DOPE! Don't believe me? I got it streaming after the jump. Go ahead and cop a listen. I dare you...

HOT new DJ PREMIER interview...

The fam at Conspiracy Worldwide Radio get down to business with DJ Premier, Joe Budden, Elzhi and more. Catch a nice Interview with Primo where he speaks on his desire to work with Eminem among other things you wanna know, along with an abundance of fresh hip hop...

a New Documentary starring LeSean Thomas?

Award-winning cartoonist and animation hotshot LeSean Thomas (The Boondocks, Ben 10: Alien Force, Batman: the Brave and the Bold, Cannon Busters) is the subject of a new documentary about a brother living in Seoul, South Korea, and the step-by-step process of making an anime. peep the trailer below...

DEL The Funkee Homosapien shows you how it's DONE!

While everyone else is complaining about not being able to sell hip hop music, Del is stacking paper doing it the right way. Sir Dzl returns with another "pick your price" joint... you can download his new album It Ain't Illegal Yet for a minimum of three bucks, but so you can know what you're buying, you can stream it for free below. Son offers all kinds of incentives to pay more including physical copies, posters, shirts, custom beats and more. preview the record and the sales pitch below...

Pharoahe Monch talks to D-nice

D-nice's TRUE HIP HOP STORIES returns as D dash sits down with the mighty Pharoahe Monch to talk about OH NO, a classic joint he did with Mos Def and Nate Dogg back in the Rawkus days.

My ode to the Beetles...

Blue Beetle III by Samax Amen
I drew this today as part of a Daily Sketch Challenge group I joined... It actually helps me to be productive to draw random things as fast as I can. The group posts a new subject everyday, and participants are allowed 15-30 minutes to draw it.

MISTY KNIGHT SIGHTING!!!

Okay, I have been pretty strict about not buying any $4 comics, but those silly sons'a guns at Marvel are just so DEVIOUS!!!! Putting Silver Sable and the Shroud in the same comic may have been enough to make me do a double take, but then they went and put MISTY KNIGHT in there, too? BASTARDS!!! why don't you guys read the sales pitch and preview pages of Shadowland: Blood on the Streets #1 that I gaffled from CBR, while I check for change in the couch...

PREVIEW: ULTIMATE BLADE vs AVENGERS

I'm not exactly sure why Marvel has such a hard time with Blade. Seems to me, all they need to do is make people watch the trio of films headlined by the Wu-tang-inspired Wesley Snipes (although that last one makes me dry heave, but I won't go there...) and copy what they see. Easy. Whatever the case, perhaps they will finally get it right THIS time, as they're taking another go at it with the 6 part story arc Blade Versus The Avengers over on Ultimate Avengers 3... but I'm not holding my breath.

our dude ZEES covers AM/UK mixtape comic!

If you're one of the discerning few who copped the second GhettoManga print magazine, you already know all about ZEES, who won our MF DOOM art contest and drew the cover art featuring the world's greatest rapping supervillain! Not that he ever went anywhere, but ZEES is back on cover chores for the Rocktronic Mixtape Vol 1 for the Brooklyn-based band Americans UK.

NEW DOCUMENTARY Quien Soy? (Who Am I?)

Peep this new  mini-documentary from Rob Wayner exploring Dallas Latino artists and their motivations for creating. Featured in the doc you'll find my ArtLoveMagic bredren emcee/poet Alejandro Perez Jr. (above) of  the hip hop/ funk/ ragga band Melody Memory who is one of the performers profiled. Come get some of this wisdom fam...

new LIMITED EDITION Jim Mahfood book!

Avert the eyes of the young uns and lock down your girlfriend, 'cause it looks like that dude Jim Mahfood is determined to make the world a little grimier with the limited edition debut of his new artbook series, SCUM OF THE EARTH...

California Daydreaming: the art of Ofloda Monstro

Tiny Little Man by Ofloda Monstro

Wyclef Jean for President?

It's not a hoax. All the notable rap blogs are buzzing with this story, so I'm at the point where I gotta take it serious...

PREVIEW: Murderland #1 (set in Baltimore, MD)

take a look at what looks like a well-executed crime comic set in Baltimore. The preview I posted below is very well-written and drawn, so I'm looking forward to getting a chance to read more! Here's the sales pitch:
“SET THE METHOD DOWN,” Part One

Artist DAVID HAHN (
BITE CLUB, RED HERRING) joins newcomer STEPHEN SCOTT to tell a story of doomed romance, bloodshed and the outer limits of human potential, all unfolding on the “complicated” streets of Baltimore, Maryland. The Arabber is a reformed killer bent on bringing peace to his hometown. Method is his lover and partner in crime, but she may not be long for The Arabber’s crusade. The first of many genre-bending stories in the MURDERLAND universe.

BBWW SIGHTING!

Now that Jamar Nicholas has finished drawing Fist Stick Knife Gun, it looks like he has time for the little people again! To that end, he's fired up his awesome blog devoted to plus-sized Wonder Woman fan art, BBWW. 

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