Peepo Choo (printed in the back of the issue, so's you can read it right-to-left like he intended, of course) doesn't get you to buy the summer issue of GhettoManga Quarterly, then letting you peek at this page of Manchild: Birthday Boy I finished yesterday won't make much difference, either!
Vertical, the publisher of the American Language translation of Felipe Smith's ground-breaking manga series Peepo Choo sent me a few copies of the first volume, and it's DOPE! There will be a full-length review in the summer issue of the GhettoManga Quarterly print magazine, but I wanna give YOU a chance to WIN a free copy of Peepo Choo before it hits stores July 13th!
Since I have two extra copies (gotta keep one for myself), I'll do not one, but two contests! That's right, fammo... here's your chance to win a piece of manga history: Peepo Choo is the first manga ever published by a major Japanese publisher by an American cartoonist!
Yeah, so your momma's favorite hip hop duo, Playdough and deejay Sean "Fresh like Sean P" Patrick, got the new Bible Bus Mixtape for you on Bandcamp. Lest you sleep, I must say, it's dope. for the affordable price of free... peep the skillz below.
I promised myself that once I started reading it, I would only read one chapter at a time. I wanted to let each issue sink in and marinate the way they do when you read 'em as monthly comics. It was a good plan, but one ultimately doomed to failure... because once I started reading, I couldn't put it down.
the Gritty Committee for posting this new C-Rayz Walz video... my friends know I have an inexplicable attachment to C-Rayz ever since buying his album Ravipops at that discount ceedee store at Lover's Ln and Greenville Ave a few years ago...
apparently it's going down for REALS this weekend in Austin,TX aka Casual City aka the Live Music Capital of the World... your peoples Del The Funkee Homosapien, Rah Digga, Maseo of De La, E Swift from Tha Liks, and more will smash the Spill Dot Con Animation Film Festival! Peep the flier and/or go to Spill.com/fest for more details, tough guy!
MBQ, one of my favorite graphic novels, and his new manga PEEPO CHOO that he's been working on since he relocated to Tokyo in 2008. Adding to the avalanche of dope comics hitting the planet this summer, the English language version of Peepo Choo drops next month, and Felipe recently told me he would be at San Diego Comicon promoting it.
Sentences:The Life of MF GRIMM) and Jim Mahfood (LA Ink Stains, Grrl Scouts, Mixtape) join forces to bring you MF GRIMM's new album You Only Live Twice...
Unknown Soldier has been one of the comics that I was most excited to read whenever I got it home from the comic shop.
may already know that I'm featured in the upcoming book Black Comix: African American Independent Comics, Art and Culture by underground comics dudes Damian Duffy and John Jennings (The Hole: Consumer Culture). I had no idea that my drawing of Maddy from Champion of Children would make it onto the cover of that joint, until my dude Vee of ScritchAndScratch.com put me on!
Matt Fraction's genre-bending indie smash Casanova (of which I have a 3 page preview below) under its Icon imprint. If you like Fraction from his Marvel books (like Immortal Iron Fist, and Iron Man) give Casanova a look. Hell, even if you never HEARD of Matt Fraction, show brazillion twin terrors Gabriel Ba (Umbrella Academy) and Fabio Moon (Smoke and Guns, Ursula) some mother effing love, fammo!
The two man emcee-deeJay team of Manchild and Dust, known collectively as Mars ILL, is right up there with my favorite rap crews of all time. From what I can tell, they dropped the 15 track jewel Pirate Radio after their sophomore studio album Backbreakanomics and before their third Pro Pain. In 2009, I ran across the title track to Pirate Radio on YouTube, but couldn't find the record anywhere... until now!
look at best-selling author Janet Evanovich’s first graphic novel, Troublemaker (with art by Joelle Jones,who draws one hell of a good Saint Bernard!), in USA Today. I've posted the first 7 pages of Troublemaker (swiped from the fine folks at Newsarama.com) and the Dark Horse press release below, for your reading pleasure...
I went to the public library with my daughter yesterday, and while I was there, checked out a copy of Missile Mouse: Star Crusher the brand new hardcover by rising star cartoonist Jake Parker (Flight, Agent 44).
Big news from the CHEWniverse via press release below regarding the double-sized CHEW #15. Apparently, the series will end at #60 (which is news to me), which makes #15 sort of a milestone... anyways, peep the press release (and the fresh Wallpaper by series artist Rob Guillory) below.
Robert Rodriguez went to Dark Horse interested in dropping a comicbook prequel to his heavily anticipated testosterone rush Predators, so expect a weekly dose of Predators in comics form, starting today. In addition to the cover for #1 above, I got some preview pages for you below.Here's the Sales Pitch
Here's the Sales Pitch:
Deep inside the Owl gangs lair Joe finds a map to the most evil spot in all of King city. While the menace of the demon king's return looms over them, Joe and Pete go to get sandwiches. Plus: This issue has a playable King city board game.
the first trade, Taster's Choice to see what all the fuss is about. For the rest of us cool kids, I posted a preview of CHEW #11 below.