The NIOBE: SHE IS LIFE hardcover and NIOBE: SHE IS DEATH #1 came in the mail

My copy of the NIOBE: SHE IS LIFE hardcover and the first issue of the sequel series  NIOBE: SHE IS DEATH came in the mail yesterday, rewards for backing Stranger Comics' campaign for Niobe: She is Death #1 on Kickstarter. 

New Art- "BBWW2017" by Samax Amen

BBWW2017 is a drawing I was commissioned to do for Rick Evans of Last Call Comics, who wanted another plus size Wonder Woman drawing...

I COPPED IT- "Feel It", a print by Matt Warlick

I just got this print in the mail that I bought from Dallas area cartoonist, visionary illustrator, and GhettoManga contributor Matt Warlick.

PREVIEWS showcases MARVEL'S new BLACK PANTHER books and merch

Our mans Troy-Jeffrey Allen puts you onto some Black Panther swag available for pre-order in this month's Previews.

Cartoonists We Love- Keith Knight

I just chipped in to support the weekly comic skripping efforts of Keith Knight, author of K Chronicles, The Knight Life, and (Th)ink. Here's a piece he dropped earlier this month to big up the Obamacare open enrollment.

Got to rock out with KRUM this weekend...

Hometown hero Playdough KRUM was in full effect on Saturday for his 11:11 show at DIVISION in Arlington.  

Gabriel Luna + Felipe Smith talk Ghost Rider

Felipe Smith is one of our favorite creators, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is my favorite superhero tv show, so I enjoyed this brief featurette featuring Felipe and Gabriel Luna, who brought Robbie Reyes/Ghost Rider to life (Felipe in the All-New Ghost Rider, and Luna in AoS), talking about their histories with the character and the new Sideshow Collectibles Ghost Rider figure.

Help us wish a Happy Birthday to PART TIME SHUFFLE creator JAMES STANLEY!

In honor of James Stanley's something-somethingth birthday, I finally copped a couple issues of his comic Part Time Shuffle!  If you haven't ordered it yet, I recommend you remedy that.  So here's some preview pages from the two existing issues to show you why you need it!

What about that new RAPSODY, though?!?

POWER, the new video by Rapsody, is now playing at GhettoManga headquarters, and we recommend you give it the ole stop, look, and listen...

Dawn Okoro explores hip hop's portrayal of women of color in DECONSTRUCTED VIXENS

We LOVE Austin-based painter Dawn Okoro, so I just wanted to put you on to this upcoming art show Deconstructed Vixens.

SNOOP DOGG doubles down on the Hater-In-Chief

At the risk of losing our claims to journalistic integrity, it should be said that there are no fans of Donald Trump working here at GhettoManga.  With that in mind, here's the cover to Make America Crip Again, by Long Beach G-rap veteran Snoop Dogg.

A few words about Noveliss's ode to Nujabes, "Kenjutsu Under the Moonlight"

"I only know how to communicate between these lines.
So my relationships have trouble surviving beyond the mic..."
-Noveliss

Cool cartoon short: "ROAD BLOCK" by Sketch Fire

GhettoManga contributor and fellow lover of all the indy things Alvertis Williams reposted this awesome Sketchfire studios vid on the GM Facebook page this weekend.  

The Perceptionists: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Okay, so I'm getting my day started wit a musical blessing from the legendary Boston hip hop duo The Perceptionists, via the miracle of NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series...

PREVIEW- STEVEN UNIVERSE: "ANTI-GRAVITY"

I love love love the Cartoon Network hit STEVEN UNIVERSE, and I love to see comics made out of content from other mediums (instead of it always being the other way around), so you know I'm happy to share this "CBR Exclusive" preview from STEVEN UNIVERSE: ANTI-GRAVITY.

"It's mine" and more comics and art by a Care Free Black Girl

Very few topics go from micro to macro faster than conversations about a black woman's hair.  The geopolitics surrounding black women's coifery will stagger you if you let it. 

Caitlin Rose Boyle posted her Oct & Nov postcard previews on Patreon

Fledgling  cartoonist Caitlin Rose Boyle caught my eye with her work on the cheeky teen book JONESY and now she has a neat offer of exclusive monthly postcards to her supporters on Patreon.

Ashley A. Woods is returning to her creator owned fantasy comic, MILLENNIA WAR

I love to see independent artists succeed, and I have been a fan of Chicago-based cartoonist Ashley A. Woods for a long time.  As such, I am fired up to see the announcement that she is soon returning to her creator-owned fantasy comic Millennia War.

Gerald Benton fan art by Samax Amen

To warm up for a day of comicking on Monday, I drew Gerald Benton, star of indie cartoonist Anthony Harris's debut comic 35. 

CELEBRATE Amandla's birthday with 19% OFF on STRANGER COMICS titles!

As a backer of the NIOBE: She is Death kickstarter campaign, I got an email update from Stranger Comics today letting me know that they are having a sale in observance of Niobe creator Amandla Stenburg's 19th birthday.  I figured it would be a good look to pass it on to you.

The mighty DMC on Sway's Universe promoting his comic, speaking on negativity in the culture and more.

I'm listening to Sway's latest interview of DMC that just posted on YouTube.  Decided to post in case you wanted to peep it too...

L'Orange + Del + stop motion animation = the new video BLAME THE AUTHOR

L'Orange is back with another dope video!  This time the visuals are for Blame The Author f/Del the Funky Homosapien.  

New (to me) Rah Digga album?!?

Rah Digga recorded a gang of songs for an album that never came out in the early ots called Everything is a Story, with features and production by all kinds of all-stars. You already know I LOVE me some Rah Digga, so let's not stand on ceremony and just get into it...

Peep these Corey Lewis Inktober joints... Just becuz!

 I have never participated in Inktober- drawing 31 ink drawings (one per day) in the month of October- and this year is no different ('dem deadlines), but here's some drawings from Corey Lewis (Sharknife, Peng, Sunbakery).

MC Eiht + Lady of Rage = HEART COLD

Got my day started the right way this morning bumping this video Heart Cold by MC Eiht featuring Lady of Rage...

#NowPlaying BROKEN MAZES by MarQ Spekt and Gary Wilson

MarQ Spekt is one of those dudes who has been flying under the radar making dope hip hop for a hot minute.  Check out BROKEN MAZES his new collabo album with veteran new wave  artist Gary Wilson.

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Ruby Ibarra goes in on her new album CIRCA91

"We are taught to fear darkness, but ironically find solace in the shade..."
-Ruby Ibarra
For all the people unaware of the diversity in hip hop, Ruby Ibarra is another nice Filipino emcee for your rolodex.  Ibarra brought fellow GhettoManga Filipino favorites Bambu and Rocky Rivera along for the ride on CIRCA91, which guaranteed I would at least check it out.

#nowPlaying- WESTSIDE(Gunn +MF)DOOM "GORILLA MONSOON"

Here's Gorilla Monsoon, off the upcoming collabo record by Westside Gunn and the mighty rhyming supervillain MF DOOM.

(BLADE RUNNER + anime) x Shinichiro Watanabe = FUCKYEAH #DoTheMath

So I took a minute to watch BLACK OUT 2022, the BLADERUNNER-verse anime short by  that dude  Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo).  You should too...

Mike Hawthorne + The Red Skull + Venom equals THIS

That Mike Hawthorne sure can draw...

A few words about master cartoonist Kyle Baker

Hey, fam... I just watched this hilarious 'toon Bleth Thith Meth, by the mighty Kyle Baker on vimeo, and it got me thinking...

Amurican God's Son...

DOOM/ Westside Gunn Collabo album? YES, PLEASE!!!

Y'all know we fux wit DOOM.  Also fux wit Westside Gunn.  So they're doing an album together, I hear?  Dope

Name Your Price for Mike Hawthorne's anatomy lecture handouts! #BegBorrowSteal

HOLY CRAP! Deadpool artist, college anatomy professor, and GhettoManga magazine contributor Mike Hawthorne is sharing this whopping 110 page hand-drawn anatomy notebook on some name-your-price type isht!!!

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