Charlie 'Fab' Goubile (Blackbird). but anyways, peep the sales pitch and some preview pages below...
If ghettoManga Award Winning emcee Pharoahe Monch is not on your list of top ten favorite emcees, it's a safe bet he is on your favorite rappers' lists. Nas, Biggie, Andre 3000, Eminem, Mos Def, and others all love the mighty Pharoahe's way with words, and the feeling, Monch says, is mutual.
I just discovered the work of Mexican artist Rafael Gallur on DeviantArt.com recently. I can't tell you much about him, except that his work is all traditional materials (i'm thinking gouache and acrylic for these painted joints) and he has done lots of work for Western and Luchador comics (like this comic page he did for Arena Magazine ). His painted covers are bonkers! here's some favorites below...
Looks like someone at DC is thinking again... they FINALLY dropped a 192-page collection HARDWARE: The Man in the Machine featuring everyone's favorite high-tech wonder with a right to be hostile. here's the sales pitch:
The Sword is almost over. The Luna Brothers' contemporary fantasy revenge epic will conclude with issue #24, and it looks like it's going out with a BANG! there's a link to a free preview below, but if you've never read The Sword, this preview can't do anything to prepare you for how good it is, so do yourself a solid and cop the trade paperbacks collecting the series so you can catch up!
I bought the upSouth EP by Bavu Blakes and beatsmith Patrick Murphy at Waterloo Records in Austin, back when I used to live there around 2002-03. get familiar via the bandcamp widget below.
peep game of the lovely and talented Boog Brown, who blessed bandcampers with a free version of her album Grind Season Volume 1, which I am happy to share with you below.
he'll be in Dallas next month to drop a limited edition ceedee with this artwork by me on the cover. It was an honor to work with someone whose work I admire so much, and to be paid well for it. Anyways, when I get more info about what's on the ceedee, I'll let you know... for now, let's celebrate the occasion with a bunch of youTube videos i found last night and embedded below
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang. First of all, this paperback was beautifully designed and put together. As I was flipping through HPB's modest graphic novel selection, American Born Chinese dang near leaped off the shelf at me, and once I opened the book and caught a glimpse of the beautiful cartoony art, it went on the "buy" pile.
I've been sleeping so hard on Marvel... I remember skimming a Dark X-men book or something that had Cloak & Dagger working with Norman Osborne or something like that... or maybe fighting him? Man, I am so indie right now... Anyways, there's a new Cloak & Dagger one-shot coming out wednesday March 31st.
For those keeping score at home, Wu-Massacre -the new collabo joint from Method Man, Raekwon, and Ghostface- is dropping on Tuesday. Def Jam (who, according to Meth, rushed the album to get it out as quickly as possible) is working hard to try and keep the buzz going until the record drops. They are smartly pimping the gorgeous cover art from Chris Bachalo (Captain Stoneheart and the Truth Fairy, Witching Hour, X-Men: Assault on Weapon Plus) for all it's worth...
ghettoManga Award-winning OGN series Scott Pilgrim over on CBR. Scott Pilgrim single-handedly justifies Canada's existence. this movie better rock, or the state of Michigan's gonna conquer Canada and hand it over to Sarah Palin.
Wu-Massacre, due in your favorite music outlet March 30th.
Cloak and Dagger. Their comics were not particularly well-written (sometimes bordering on goofy), but they are creatively compelling. If tasked to take the characters and do something good with them, I always believed I could... Artists always do a good job with them, but Eric Canete shows he should be on any writer's short list for depicting the interdependent and dynamic duo!
All I really want for my Birthday (or any other day) is to be productive and successful. The best present YOU can give me today is to buy one or more of the products I have available. Peep the Sales Pitch:
well, it's my birthday today, so it's a good time to bump my all-time favorite hip hop song, So Whatcha Sayin by the venerated rap duo EPMD (with DJ Scratch for that zigga zigga). This was on their sophomore album Unfinished Business. This record came out in 1989, when deejays still defined the sound of hip hop music, and were as celebrated as the rappers they helped make famous. I love how Scratch's deejaying dominates the hook over the top of that bassline and chanting chorus... that never gets old!
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The exhibit will be up at the Auburn Avenue Research Library in Atlanta until June 30, 2010
That dude Bryan Lee O'malley revealed the cover of the 6th and final chapter of his ghettoManga Award-winning series Scott Pilgrim today! I honestly don't know if I could be any more excited about a graphic novel release than I am about Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour, which will finally see Scott go head-to-head with his nemesis, Romana's ex-boyfriend Gideon Graves.
Ghostbusters by Paul Milligan (God of Rock, Souvenir of Dallas)...
head on over to MetroSketchual for more Ghostbustin' ass artwork by Paul, me and a bunch'a other Dallas area ne'er-do-wells!
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