I’m going to mention this once to get it off my chest, then i’m going to be artistically productive. Also i’m not gonna talk politics for a long while. i’m gonna focus on helping others in the indie comic field,(more on that later). But, for now, I’m not surprised by the election. This is foremost the result of institutionalized racism that the leaders and my culture havbe been talking about for generations. Also, it’s a result of the real underlying fact of classism, which is the true issue with society in the worl in general. It’s always been rich vs poor (Racism, sexism, gender inequality, is just the fog they use to keep people from working together and trampling the elite). The true leaders that fought for rights and been assassinated or are growing old and dying off have been warning us about people like Trump for years. People like Trump have been let run wild in society without concequence for a long time. We were all told “He’s not that bad”, and “Give them a chance.” He is that bad. He;s no different than Bull Connor, J Edgar “tapping” Hoover,Strom Thurmon, George Wallace, or any other card carrying White Supremicist wannabe prophet. That’s why when i saw a video when Laci Green, though i love what she does for sex rights and feminism, which she said “WE” failed the US, I could not agree. Because, I didn’t vote for that crazy man. I think we’re so angry right now because we can’t believe a jerk like that could run and become president in the “progressive” 21st century. But, yea the US is like that. That’s why the Chappelle skits were so funny. I think it’s those same folks that allowed statues to be built for people who harbored racist beliefs, flags to be flown by negative groups and defeated tyrannical regions, and legislation to be passed by political representatives that should not be part of a political party that is supposed to represent the opinions of the diverse populace of America, in the first place, solely because they do not support the fact that this country is integrated and allows people to be diverse, because it contradicts what they truely believe in the first place.But, they allow that to happen. But, I believe in my people, black, white, whatever. I believe in tmy artistic cartoon society. I’m working on fostering creativity for indie cartoonists and designer, and people who want to “do this thing” we do, (like Jack Kirby said). I don’t believe in exclusion. Because I was excluded a lot growing up in my artistic age. Don’t get me wrong too didn’t agree with some of Hillary and Obama’s tactics, but I REALLY don’t agree with Trump. He excludes. Now i’m working on plans to help my cartoonist, designer, and music friend during this difficult time. I got a Patreon page , new site, and new books, i’m working on that i hope yall will work with me on. Don’t fret y’all. This aint nothing. Trump is a card game. We’ll get through this. Stay Tuned.
Yo, I’ve been pretty bad at keeping up on my own site which is counter productive. I’m feeling better about myself as an artist and, I’m getting to work with cool writers and other folks that share my passion for creativity. I feel like I’ve been awakened! With these K.C. Tranzmissions I think I have a new outlook on the possible future of comix and media. In fact, K.C. wanted to drop some thoughts about me so I let her upload an mp3 on how she felt about this new creative endeavour. You can check it out:
I’m working with my writing partner David Crispino, to finish this Amazon comic. The first issue is done in the sense that the inking and artwork has been completed. We still need to get the dialogue and composition together before its set in stone.
I’m actually working with a friend I met through Ulises Fariñas of Amazing Forest and Judge Dredd Fame. Check out his comics you won’t be sorry. His name is Derick Skuds Mckinley Jones and he has an awesome body work that is truely delicious to tap into, so you must do that and remember that name. I have two projects I want to work with him with. First is the Black Mix comic that will be awesome and hitting the streets for you all to dig into. The Second is a weird , throwback , good vs evil story, that starts in Vietnam in the 60’s and ends in the mid 70’s. It has John Lennon in it and he’s kicking demon’s asses. The main character is a cursed indian demon killer named Geis. Here’s some sketches.
I’m finishing up Afrofuturist 2 and 1/2 which really should be 3, but I wanna squeeze in more stories. Long story short, Afrofuturist 3 is coming. Also I’m doing a lot of Afofuturist Stickers, and atleast a free comic to have ready.
Black Dayz 8 is on the grill as well as this book I wanted wrap up called Brawler. It might be a printed edition or I might just throw it online, I haven’t decided. I put out two free comix called Inkblot over the years ad it had a blaxploitation/street fighter story in it called Curb Stomp. So I wanted to just finish that off, I thought it was groovy, and I felt inspired.
I’ve been sketching up a storm lately. I was drawing archery characters, and also I brought back my homie Kid Sunday, from my early 20’s comix scrounging days.
Time flies when your making art. Practice makes Perfect. Will post more often. Yessir…
Ok yo, I’m super excited to be tabling with my homie from way back Melody Often for East Coast Comic Con! Also, I’ve been working on a ton of comics and narratives that will blow ur mind ! check it!
more to come, works in progress. I’m not much of a blogger but, I’ll try my best to update as much as I can.
As I get better in knowing how to structure out a proper narrative, I have a chance to manipulate to suit my own tastes and style. I’ve always enjoyed the way a Ray Bradbury tale grasped you and keeps you in suspense with well put together characters that interact with each other in awesome ways. I also like the tales told by Philip K Dick. The paranoia, and cleverness. I’ve been studying the works of L.B. Cole. Color wise. Amazing!! He took the comic medium to another lever by applying the right swatches to the job. I’m interested in getting one of his books off of amazon.
I have a few conventions i’m going to. East Coast Comicon, Pix, EBACC, and maybe Maine Comic expo. I’ll post my schedule up soon.
I’m also finally going to have my online store together for buying my books. I think I’ll be using Gumroad. More on that soon.