That new Venomous2000 and Trilian single I AIN'T PARTICULAR inspired this fan art...

New Jersey emcee Venomous2000 and Serbian producer Trilian are back with a new single I Ain't Particular (f/ DJ TMB), off their upcoming plate Sounds of the Great Ones 2

Some Stelfreeze convention joints to brighten your day

 We are ALL huge fans of Brian Stelfreeze here at GhettoManga, so when Mike shared out a few Stelfreeze joints, it sent me over to the Brian Stelfreeze Fan Page on Facebook to see what else he posted that day.  Here's a few selections...

New Print (maybe an upcoming comic?)- DANDY LION by Samax Amen

 I came up with the character Dandy Lion in 2012, when I was working at the e-learning company Study Island. The character was borne of one of those puns so visual that it keeps bouncing around in your head until you let it out and give it a mission.

LIFE UNDERWATER #1 by J.R. LeMar and Samax Amen

There's a new episode of J.R. LeMar's hilarious mermaid comic strip Life Underwater up today on MyComicStripClub.com, but here's the strip from last week's debut if you missed it...

Surviving Mother's Day

I want to acknowledge that you might be one of the people who may be hurting today.  Mother's Day is hard for people who grew up without a mother, had a tough relationship with her, or had their mother pass away.  If that's you, fam, I just want to say my heart goes out to you, and I don't want to be insensitive to your pain.

9 Places to Make Money with a Comic Book Vending Machine

This picture of a vending machine that dispenses comics has been making the rounds this week, and for the most part, comic book fans have been bringing up all the reasons it would not make money.  As someone who has consistently been told "You can't make money doing x"  WHEN I WAS ALREADY MAKING MONEY DOING X, I thought I would brainstorm a few ways to flip a well designed and deployed comix machine into a nice income stream.

BLACKBOOK BATTLES-Bring Your Sketchbook Skills and Compete for Cash Prizes!

I'm excited to be competing this Thursday in a Sketchbook Battle, hosted by Too Fresh Productions and ArtLoveMagic! Check out the Flyer and Facebook Event post for more info.

PREVIEW- "Gumgah and the Grumpledonk" a children's book by Jacques Nyemband Micheline Hess

Not So Super Publishing has made their children's book  "Gumgah and the Grumpledonk" available for preorder.  Here's a preview I copped from their website...

#NowPlaying "I Rap Black" by CHUCK D, Bishop Lamont + MyKill Miers

Stockholm beatmaker Max- I - Million followed GhettoManga on Twitter today, so I looked into him and found this new Chuck D single I Rap Black, which featured three nice verses from Chuck, Bishop Lamont and MyKill Miers.

Is Misty Knight gonna show skills in WEAPON LOST? We shall see...

Misty Knight is on this awesome cover of Hunt for Wolverine: Weapon Lost #1, so I went ahead and posted this preview.  Misty isn't in the preview below, but based on the sales pitch, I'm hoping she has an important role in the series. 

SKYWARD looks dope...

Look up in the sky!  It's a bird!  It's a plane!  It's... pretty much everybody.  Here's some sample pages from the first couple issues of Skyward.

What d'you think about the new CZARFACE & MF DOOM video

I just watched the new video for Meddle with Metal, the latest single off the callabo record Czarface Meets Metalface...

Start the Day off RIGHT with BAMBU & SICK JACKEN

Peep the old-school mental health hip hop braggadocio joint Might Go Psycho from the Filipino emcee Bambu, produced by Sick Jacken...

Director from THE WIRE, THE WALKING DEAD to bring Osajyefo & Smith's BLACK to the big screen

When Kwanza Osajyefo, Tim Smith and company launched BLACK on Kickstarter, I suggested that this project had all the pieces to take the Black Comix revolution (already in progress) to the next level.  Now, the revolution is following mainstream superheroes to the big screen. 

"DaVerse: You Are Amazing" by Samax Amen


Friday was the last DaVerse Lounge of the 2018 school year, and I was invited to come contribute my live art to the mix one more time.

afrofuturistic hip hop animated video INTERGALACTIC SERMONS

People often ask me about animation.  I worked on an animation team in 2011 and 12, but I am not an animator myself.  I created character designs, props, and environmental assets for an e-learning company.  I know just enough about animation to know how hard it is.  So when my homey DJ Night Nurse shared this incredible animated hip hop video Intergalactic Sermons on my timeline, my mind was sufficiently blown.

#NowPlaying- TALES FROM THE BASEMENT by A.F.R.O.

It's been four years since I first heard of the young phenom AFRO (All Flows Reach Out), but this is my first time actually paying money for one of his releases.  But Bandcamp hit up my inbox fresh off of depositing a check from my latest live art gig, so I copped his 2015 joint Tales From the Basement today.

Watch this promo cartoon for "Your Black Friend" by Ben Passmore

I was first exposed to the awesome cartooning of Ben Passmore via the comics-powered news magazine The Nib.  Ben's work raises the art of autobiographical comics to another level.  His deadpan voice speaks the language of the "woke" generation in comics form.  Anyways, this cartoon promo for his book Your Black Friend does an awesome job capturing the spirit of his comics whilst adding sound and motion.

IN STORES NOW- MOON GIRL + DEVIL DINOSAUR #29

 When I read the first Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur trade, I didn't like it as much as I wanted to, not because it wasn't good, but... Wait.  I'm getting ahead of myself.  You probably showed up to see this preview of  Moon Girl #29, not to read my rambling.  So I'll show you the preview FIRST, and ramble second.

IN STORES NOW - Black Panther #171



GhettoManga Funnies- STORMY: No She DIDN'T! by Samax Amen

 Y'all already know we at GhettoManga can't STAND Donald Trump...You probably also know the Stormy Daniels interview dropped this weekend, so our social meteors are leaving all kinds of impact craters in the President's face. I hadn't watched the interview myself, but I drew a sketch in my big book this morning about it anyways. Response to the sketch was energetic, so I cleaned it up to make a proper black and white political cartoon...

#NowPlaying- JIREN THE GREAT by Napoleon Da Legend

Your favorite nerdcore rapper can't get no respect because real emcees like Napoleon Da Legend are rhyming over Dragonball Super clips.

Inspiring kids to own their power via another Black Panther live art piece

I was proud and happy to create art live at an assembly serving the students and staff at Burnett Elementary in Dallas.

New Episode: FUSEBOX RADIO BROADCAST with DJ FUSION + AUSUR RA BLACK HAWK

Our friends over at the Fusebox Radio Broadcast dropped a new episode of the podcast building on the latest string of celebrity deaths, goofy backlash memes, and other cultural goings on.  Then they get on the wheels and do the musical knowledge...

BLACK PANTHER VS JUSTICE LEAGUE!!! Wait... not really...



Yes, I clicked on this cover that has an obvious Black Panther knock-off ripping the techno-jugular out off'a the highest-ranking African-American superhero in the DC Universe fully prepared to talk about how pop-culture stays pitting black Americans against our African counterparts, but I was clearly getting ahead of myself, because Justice League's scribe PRIEST helped make BLACK PANTHER the phenom he is in the first place.  Let's jump back and preview the previous issue, then see if it helps us contextualize this one.

Ah, so MIGHTOR is black now? I can dig it...

Nostalgia on 10!  (((airhorn)))

IN STORES NOW- Bombshells United #14

 I love Bumblebee.  That's all.  

#nowPlaying SEAN PRICE & ILLA GHEE - METAL DETECTORS EP

Yeah, it's my birthday, but I'm not feeling sweet or nothing, so I'm bumping Metal Detectors, the new Callabo record from the late Sean Price and his Brooklyn BFF Illa Ghee...

OH SHIT!!! NEW CZARFACE/ MF DOOM VIDEO!

I'm loving this new video for the Czarface/MF DOOM collabo BOMBS THROWN!

On Repeat- MAGNOLIA by DAVID BANNER f/ CeeLo & Raheem DeVaughn

Although it has been out for at least a week, Mississippi monster/mogul David Banner dropped the video for Magnolia on his YouTube channel today, and I just watched it a few times before posting it here for you...

#GoFundTHIS- KAIJU vs CANCER or #KickstartTHIS KAIJU GODS

Kaiju illustrator extraordinaire Frankie B. Washington posted about TWO awesome projects Kaiju Vs. Cancer, AND KAIJU GODS which only has a day or so to reach its goal!

DJINNX #5 by J.R. LeMar & Samax Amen

 I have spent enough time unemployed and struggling to know that when you're desperate, you aren't careful enough about what you wish for...

"I'm on a mission from the Kingdom of God. Do away with emcees representin' Nimrod" -Craig Mack #rip

I was shocked this morning to find out that Craig Mack, one of my favorite rappers of the golden era of Bad Boy Records, has died near his home in Walterboro, South Carolina.

#NowPlaying at GhettoManga HQ- the BASQUIAT documentary

As a difficult, dreadlocked, black hip hop-soaked painting student at the University of North Texas in the mid-nineties, I was constantly being compared to Jean-Michel Basquiat.  It was incredibly patronizing and irritating, but the more I learned about him, the more I enjoyed the comparison.  But I'm not a huge star getting 5 figures for my paintings, so instead of talking about me, let's look at this documentary about Basquiat that I ran into on YouTube today...

"The role of blacks in half the movies. I ain't have a weapon, you ain't hafta shoot me. Yo, that's propaganda..." -Napoleon Da Legend

I haven't posted any joints from Napoleon Da Legend in a minute, but when this video for PROPAGANDA dropped into my email inbox, I knew I was gonna post it here for you...

OMFGhost Rider by Jim Mahfood

OMFGhost Rider by Jim Mahfood
 This Ghost Rider commission by the mighty Jim Mahfood got me fucked up! Here's some more FOOD for your soul, snatched from the jaws of Facebook...

Black Panther, Usagi Yojimbo,and more by Sai Rodrigues

 If you're feeling this Usagi Yojimbo fan art by Sai Rodrigues, just wait til you see the slew of his  Black Panther character sketches I posted below...

New(ish) Drawing "Velocity Girl" by Samax Amen

Check out this character artwork I did for my dude KC Christenson of Kings County Comics.  This is his character Velocity Girl.

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