Monday, July 31, 2006

RYUUUKEN!

Friday, July 28, 2006

*Bonus2: DANG!

The DEPARTED

*Bonus: The Importance of Graphic Design

DISrespect

Thursday, July 27, 2006

San Diego Comicon - Day 1

Ok. For the record this is about the 4th or 5th time I've been to San Diego...but it doesn't really matter because I'm never prepared for the onslaught. It's always good to see artists that remember you and your work, especially if you admire them. But we'll get to that later. Time to introduce the players:



Mario Cauley aka "The Cauley Kid" aka "Yeah he's here"
Samax Randolph aka SamaxAmen aka GhettoManga aka "The Prodigal Son"
Khalid Robertson aka Bigsteelo aka The Steelothian aka Veks

Day 1



We all got in at different times. I'd booked the room for the 19th but I wasn't gonna get in until the 20th (had to strong arm some cats for my paper. CREAM!)



It's good to be in SD again. The weather isn't on blaze all the time, people rock beach like attire and homeless people that seemed like they could care less if you give them change or not. Benefits of a high cost of living area I suppose.



So I met the crew in our usual "no negroes allowed" kinda way and we ate, checked the scene, and set out for the con. Now, this con was on a Thursday (I missed Preview night) but the crowd was already thick. That's the thing about comic nerds, we don't give a damn. When the opportunity of frolicing, purchasing and potentialy finding cartoon like love escapades in your element arises, the game becomes most definitly afoot.





First, I'll give you the scene, the place, as usual, was MAHSSEEVE! DC showed out with big canvas like ceiling drops that went from ceiling to floor. The surprise being they were still kinda lost amongst things. That's how thick it was. Sci Fi Channel had some weird amorphis lounge area, Spike TV had some kind of construction cage thing (looked kind of '92 to me) Lego was there, Sony was there, all these people. Proof that all those comic dorks grew up and started running the entertainment biz. Wreckonize.

First cats the crew rolled up on collectively were Duncan Rouleau and Joe Kelly. Now for the non comic savy, Joe Kelly is a pretty premier comic writer. He's known for his humor and surprising pop culture references in his comics. He wrote Deadpool (which got him notice), Superman, and JLA. It's good stuff.
Duncan was the artist on such books as X Factor and Superman. Funny thing about him is that we could have sworn dude was ethnic in some capacity before we met him. His style is TOO funky to not be. But he's the whitest middle age cat you'd ever meet. That's why I dig comics and art. You never can tell.





After that everything seemed a blur for that day. Most of it was spent walking around and checking out the con before the two serious days came into play. The highlight was that Rosario Dawson was at the 12 Guage comics table http://www.12gaugecomics.com/) pimpin' her new comic. (check Ghetto Manga archive for details on that joker.) Needless to say she's pretty fly, but skinner that I thought she would be. Once again Hollywood shaves the luscious feminine fat. Also that day we ran into my man Josh Boulet. My man had a table and he's straight out of the Colony (although I think he lives in Richardson now) Texas. I highly recommend checking his work. Trust me, dude is sick widit: (Josh Boulet). Also, as it seems Tradition, I ran into the first brotha I met that introduced a quality hip hop style (aside from Dawud aka Brotherman) to mainstream comics: Juvan Kirby. That's my dawg, check his works. He did X-Babies for Marvel, Backlash and DV-8 for Image, and is currently doing character work.










So for a first day It was eventful. Kind of relaxed and mellow for a first con day. I was just glad I kicked it with some good friends and potential colleagues.

Next:
Day 2: Rainbow Coalition: Sam Jackson, LeSean Thomas, BET, and Aaron Mcgrueder aka "Don't trust them new niggas over theya."

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Coming soon (not like my website)

My assesment on San Diego Comicon 2006. Good times had by all. Samax aka Ghetto Manga gave the day by day of the con, mine is more the Final assesment. The saga is coming.

On a special note, BIIIIG props to Scott Kurtz (http://www.pvponline.com) and Zeus Comics (http://www.zeuscomics.com)
BOTH won the comic industries coveted Eisner Award. For those not in the know, that's pretty much the Oscars of comics. PROPS!

Monday, July 17, 2006

Cape 2 Sketches



Goin Back to Cali...



Yo it's that time of the year. Some friends and myself make a migration to the west coast for 4 days to soak the true essence the west: COMICS!

San Diego Comicon it upon us and I go my expensive ass ticket and overpriced room booked. Probably be runnin' on fumes for a bit after but I figure I'll be all good. Freelance, work and projects got me by the balls anyway, what's a little respite and creative recharge?

Scrounge up a few drawings, finish up some lingering work and pack some bidness cards while rockin' Uckfit gear. I'm learning how to be a whore to all this because, as the prophets once said Cash Rules Everything Around Me.

Anyway, I'll hit the BLOG up with sketches, pics, designs, female booty shots and debaucherous escapades soon as I get back.

PETE! Holla atcha boy man!

ESSDEE!

Cheesy Hip Hop Animation # 3

When they Remanisce...MY GAWD!

Saturday, July 15, 2006

'Bout TIME NYUCKA!


Big ups to my brother Ian. He's finally tryin' to do somethin' in the earth.
Check his MySpace:

DON'T SLEEP!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Advertisers go solar



I find it interesting that McDonald's uses someting as nurturing as the sun to advertise a Big Mac.
Oh the divine irony. Big ups to Morley at work.

mmm grilled fatburger

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Props to the Gorilla!



My man Mike Lagocki threw down 24 pages of comic in 24 hours. PROPS!
I got like 10 when I did it. I concerned myself with plot and foolishness like that.
Anyway check his site also (comic is under the Comics section. DUH!:
  • "GHOSTWERKS IZ DA SKWAD"- SamaxAmen
  • DISrespect.
  • MAn...

    Cheesy Hip Hop Animation # 2

    Man they'll animate anything these days.

    Big ups to that chick with the 7 heads.

    For the twisted eyeballer in you.

    Tuesday, July 11, 2006

    Junk 2






    a few doodles

    Monday, July 10, 2006

    PIMP OF.THE.YEAR!


    They said Soul sister. This kid is the truth. SWD check your nephew!

    MULLET!

    Commentary on Design

    "2. 95 percent of any creative profession is shit work.
    Only 5 percent is actually, in some simplistic way, fun. In school that is what you focus on; it is 100 percent fun. Tick-tock. In real life, most of the time there is paper work, drafting boring stuff, fact-checking, negotiating, selling, collecting money, paying taxes, and so forth. If you don’t learn to love the boring, aggravating, and stupid parts of your profession and perform them with diligence and care, you will never succeed."


    This is a pretty interesting article. It can be applied to almost any profession that doesn't concern impending loss of life (and in some cases it's still applicable). But for now we'll stick to art and design: Michael McDonough’s Top Ten Things They Never Taught Me in Design School

    Ok one more...



    FYI, this is byt the infamous Kyle Baker (http://www.kylebaker.com) . No one ever gives this video it's props. That or the Jeru "Can't stop the Prophet" video. I guess I'm just a fan of low budget hip hop animation.

    Sunday, July 09, 2006

    World Cup 2006


    First and foremost, big ups to Italy. That was a solid game.

    Now I don't profess to be a soccer (El Futbol) fan. As a matter of fact the only reason I know the championship went down today was because I was in Fuddrucker's with moms and they had it on. I was wishing they had it on ESPN 2 Fencing or something until I realized what was going on. I have to say I was intrigued. Mostly because it's like any competitive sport where both teams show great skill....that and the nature of championships seems so definetive. So you're guaranteed to watch.

    So I'm watching this game in this bougey joint and watching the mexicans cooking and the white guys managing respond to all events in unison. I found that moving for some reason. Everyone likes competition on all levels.

    Anyway this game is going on and the Super French Soccer Player cat who's about to retire in a blaze of glory, head butt this dude in the chest. BOH!

    It was at that moment I was looking for Samax so I could go "AHHH DAT'S YO CHEST!" but all I got was moms with a face full of catfish and onion rings. Either way, it was a pretty good game from what little I know about it. I played El Futbol back in the day when I was a whelp, but lost interest. I blame comics. HOLLA!

    little bit a junk


    Something leftover from work. Not that spectacular, but I almost got that Kellog's money. Props to Chuck for pullin for me. HOLLA!

    Uckfitted


    For those that happen by, I hooked up with a few cats to design some t shirts. People seem to dig the concept and my designs. We'll see how it flows. I was especially happy to get my nephew and two of my friends in one of the designs. New ish to come: http://www.uckfit.com

    What the deely!


    So I was looking at all my friends and their BLOGs and was like,"Hmm maybe I have a few life observations". After a few minutes of this, I realized I can get into this BLOG thing. Good way to keep me movin' Big ups to Jamar, Ghettomanga, Kelsey, Mexikid, and SWD. I suppose it was only a matter of time. I'll be posting links to their BLOGS pretty soon. Take it light.