Some DOPE Cage + Fist cover arts by Eric Canete, @SanfordGreene, @MingDoyle, and more...

 Newsarama editor Chris Arrant posted an awesome interview with David Walker and Sanford Greene, the dynamic duo behind Cage & Fist (everyone else calls it Powerman & Iron Fist, but I think Cage & Fist sounds better... plus, I'm stubborn and shit). 

That new video for the DJ Shadow/Run the Jewels track NOBODY SPEAK is my SHEET! #HipHopIsALIVE

The diplomat rap battle-turned royal rumble that is the video for the Run The Jewels track Nobody Speak (off DJ Shadow's new album The Mountain Will Fall) caught our attention over here at GhettoManga HQ this week!

How can you NOT love the mighty @AfuaRichardson? #sheGoHard

You're reading this blog because you love comics, hip hop, art, and/or the subculture(s) thereof.  So you must love a polymath like Afua Richardson who smashes comics, makes music, and builds bridges for creators on the low, right?  Just watch this video and act like you know...

I'm really proud to be involved in that new @Headkrack video TURN ME UP...

I did the illustrations for the video to Headkrack's song Turn Me Up a while back, and I had already seen the video footage and heard the song many times.  So you would think I would be already be prepared to the positive response the video has gotten since Krack dropped it last week. I wasn't...

WATCH THIS SHIT! "Swarm (f/@PharoaheMonch)" by AFRO + Marco Polo

You like dope raps, right? Nice beats too, hmm? How 'bout zombies?  Everybody likes zombies, yeah? You already fux with Swarm, the new video from A-F-R-O POLO (guest-starring Pharoahe Monch) and you ain't even know!  Peep...

PREVIEW- The first chapter of PURGE: A NEW DIRECTION is complete, and ready to go to print!

Roosevelt Pitt has assembled an impressive team to produce his afroturist superhero comic Purge: A New Direction#1 that includes Larry Stroman, Mshindo Kuumba I, and the Xong brothers.  The issue is ready to go to the printer, with preorder loot from Kickstarter backers.  Peep some preview pages below...

DANG! Have y'all seen that Disney + Salvador Dali animated short DESTINO?

In my middle and high school art classes, I always cut for Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali, whose paintings always seemed to have a cartoon-like quality.  So it makes sense that Dali collaborated with Disney and them back in the day.  Peep this incredible animate short Destino below.

This would be the best @AdultSwim or @ComedyCentral cartoon show ever...

"I'm gonna SMOKE you..." Emperor Zombie
I'm not sure what I was doing back in 2006 when the Sci-Fi Channel dropped this pilot episode for a cartoon series based on Mike Mignola's Eisner-winning historical action comedy horror comic The Amazing Screw-On Head, but somehow, I missed it.  Well, I finally saw it this weekend via the copyright-disregarding magic of YouTube, and it was JUST PERFECT!

FOODIE COMIX ALERT! Peep this 10 page preview of 'SPACE BATTLE LUNCHTIME' by Natalie Riess!

Hungry?  Check out this phat 10 page preview of Space Battle Lunchtime!  It won't satisfy your hunger, but your eyeballs will thank you!

Three words: LUKE! CAGE! TRAILER!

"I'll never get tired of seeing a bulletproof black man."
-executive producer Cheo Coker

Start the Day right w/ Pharoahe Monch, Busta Rhymes, Redman, Method Man, Shabaam Sahdeeq and Lady Luck

If you like Eminem but you don't like Pharoahe Monch... Well, I'm not gonna say you racist, but you got some 'splainin' to do.  Anyways, here's a all-star mostly-star posse remix of Pharoahe's classic jawn, Simon Says...

The upcoming Genndy Tartakovsky comic CAGE points to serious opportunity for MARVEL

 Y'all already know we love Blaxploitation era Marvel super hero LUKE CAGE (we did a tribute issue of the magazine dedicated to him after all...).  We also fux with visionary animation heavyweight Genndy Tartakovsky (Samurai Jack, Dexter's Laboratory).  So rocking with this new miniseries CAGE is a no-brainer...

Cage and Fist #6 comes out this week, so I guess I should figure out what Civil War II is about...

My two biggest pet peeves about buying mainstream comics are Fill-in Artists and company-wide Crossovers, and wouldn't you know the latest episode of my favorite Marvel comic is burdened with both.  Hashtag AintThatAbitch.  You're lucky my dude David Walker wrote you, Cage & Fist #6, or you better believe I would gladly leave your monkey ass in the store...

Check out this 10 page preview of THE MIGHTY ZODIAC #4

Oni Press's anthro martial arts epic The Mighty Zodiac returns to comic shops this week with issue 4.  I got a whopping 10 page preview for you below.

This chick Katie Longua is SICK with the comics, friend! SICK, I SAY! #SHEGOHARD

(Morpheus voice) No one can be TOLD how dope Katie Longua's comic Munchies is.  You must see it for yourself.

#WednesdayWebcomic of the Week BOUNCE! by Chuck Collins

 This week I wanna spotlight BOUNCE, a fictionalized semi-biographically inspired webcomic by talented and hardworking cartoonist Chuck Collins. Chuck uses his hefty drawing arm to wrangle the tipsy  and entitled at a New York bar to pay the bills, then turns it into comedy gold...

"I'm sick wit this. I'm miserable. Living with this is difficult..." @MenaceTheDJ


"I need to find another place that's more livable.
Maybe another Planet.  I hope it's Digable..."

New Character art for @KingsCountyComics !CAUSALITY! by @SamaxAmen

Here's a character art piece I did for the fine folks at King's County Comics of their sidekick and future archvillain !Causality! (yeah, his name includes two exclamation points)...

"All you need is within you.The legacy continues. My spirit will not die. It's like the Force that's in the Ginyu"

Whaddup!   So thankful for good art and music to inspire me on my level-up mission.  Will to Power, the 2015 album by New Jersey emcee Venomous2000, has been lifting all boats around here lately. 

#WednesdayWebComic of the Week-- THE IMMORTAL NADIA GREENE by Jamal @_pryce14 Campbell

 Holy CRAP! Our friends at SuperheroesInColour dropped a tweet yesterday linking to this webcomic that blew my mind: The Immortal Nadia Greene by Jamal CampbellNadia... Nah.  I ain't even gonna tell you.  Peep...

"I love science fiction, hip-hop & sports. This project has all three in huge quantities." -@KharyRandolph

 We've been following Khary Randolph's career for a minute, and it looks like 2016 marks a serious level up year for this gifted comicbook artist.  Randolph is co-creating and drawing an ongoing Marvel series MOSAIC, a spinoff of Uncanny Inhumans, that's dropping this fall.

PREVIEW: "SHAFT: Imitation of Life" #4

Yeah, you want to look at this SHAFT: Imitation of Life preview right quick?

"I ain't stressin' no depression. I'ma learn to rejoice. The world is overcome already, I'm just usin' my voice..." -Krum

Currently at the library bumping that Bare Knuckle Gospel, a fine example of Dallas hip hop from Krum (the artist formerly known as Playdough) and the mighty deejay Rob Viktum, in my headphones.  I'm listening to it for the first time right now, and really enjoying it.  I'm not sure when I will have time to properly review it, so here you go:

Respect the Architects: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez

Spanish master comic book artist Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez moved comics forward with realistic anatomy, brilliant layouts, and attention to detail. He helped define the DC standard look for generations.
 

You probably had his art on a t-shirt or a lunchbox or a pillow case as a kid.

Preview some new pages from the incredible wrassling comic BAMN!

My man Troy-Jeffery Allen sent me a press release and some preview art for his fun-filled wrestling webcomic BAMN.  Peep...

A list of the characters in that DARE: SHOOK cover concept from my sketchbook archives




Nobody asked me who the characters were in this drawing when I posted it on Twitter, but I will geek out about my art even if you don't, so here's a list- top to bottom, left to right- of characters in this drawing of teen action hero Darius "Dare" Davidson.

That damn @DanLish1... ain't Nuthin' ta f*!k wit...


As an illustrator learning to better myself through positive thinking, I've learned not to compare my work to that of other artists.  For example, I NEVER EVER measure myself against the brilliance produced by dudes like Brighton-based drawing machine Dan Lish.  'Cause THAT mofo can draw his ASS off...

"Riddick" and more drawings by birthday boy, Tony Delane Morris! (((airhorn)))

Riddick by Tony Delane Morris
Just wanted to wish a quick happy 50th birthday to Dallas area cartoonist and caricaturist Tony Delane Morris.  No better way to do that than by sharing some of his incredible, fun-filled drawings. So for starters, peep this fresh drawing of Vin Diesel as everyone's favorite unstoppable antihero, Riddick. Dope, right? More below...

New CAGE AND FIST comic by @DavidWalker1201 and @SanfordGreene shows what @MARVEL is getting right (and wrong)

NOTE: Luke Cage doesn't like being called Powerman anymore, so I will be referring to the new  Powerman and Iron Fist series by David Walker and Sanford Green as Cage and Fist.  You should too...

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