At the tail end of STAPLE as we were packing up, Yehudi Mercado ran up on me and gave me free copies of volumes 1 and 2 of his graphic novel series Buffalo Speedway. Before I could finish stumbling through my attempt to thank him, he was gone.
If you've never read PROOF (the GhettoManga Award-winning comic about a well-dressed Sasquatch working for a multinational agency that hunts, captures and houses supposedly mythical creatures), then this 5 page preview probably won't mean much to you (the series' star John Prufrock doesn't even appear). You might prefer to click here and read some previous posts about the series.
It's Dark Horse Comics' 25th anniversary, which explains the big 25 on the cover of Usagi Yojimbo #136, the first issue of the new story arc. If you've never read Stan Sakai's epic saga of a wandering rabbit samurai, this is a good time to jump on board...
Gratuitous Ninjaboss D-pi (the ladies call him Ron Wimberly) continues the grind to assist with disaster relief in Japan. He's creating original art every day to be awarded to fans who donate $35 or more to the Red Cross via his website, and dammit, we think that's fly...
You probably clicked on the link to take a break from laughing at Charlie Sheen and Chris Brown by laughing at Eddie Long some more. After all, what makes you feel better about how much of a screw up you are than pointing at someone else who is out there effing up royally? I hate to disappoint you, but the new track Eddie Long doesn't have any gay jokes in it, just well- constructed- yet- conversational rhymes in the broadcast baritone we've come to expect from the mighty Bavu Blakes.
I was disappointed by Rhymefest's last album El Che, but I still consider myself a fan. I was intrigued when he decided to run for Alderman in Chicago. As expected, his opponents are using his rhymes against him like the hip hop police... Kanye and Lupe Fiasco have came out publicly in support of his campaign, also as expected.
Anyways Che spoke to the fine folks at Conspiracy Worldwide Radio about his aspirations for the community, and his meeting with UK Prime Minister, David Cameron.
Rainn Wilson (Soul Pancake, The Rocker, The Office) speaks on building with Seattle-based costumed vigilante Phoenix Jones while kicking it on Jimmy Kimmel. A Seattle native, Rainn met Phoenix while promoting his new movie Super at Seattle's Emerald City Comicon. He also kicked it with Phoenix in Los Angeles and learned how to take a tazer...
That dude Mike Hawthorne (Hysteria, Un-Men, Conan: Road of Kings) has been cracking me up with Facebook and Twitter updates about his toddler's... outside- the- box thinking for a while now, but he recently started webcomic about it called Raising Crazy... whenever he collects them into a paperback volume, I'm DEFINITELY buying one...
"Philosophically speaking, the opposite of Love is not hate. The opposite of love is indifference. You should not carry around hate in your heart, because it takes away your ability to be happy." -Bill Russell
11 time NBA Champion, 12 time All-Star, 4 time MVP and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) by the mighty Pharoahe Monch is in stores now. The Rapper's rapper is back, with guest shots from Styles P, Immortal Technique, Jean Grae, Royce Da 5' 9", Phonte, Jill Scott, Citizen Cope and more. Stream it free below...
It's my birthday today, so you know what that means: YEP! The mighty Pharoahe Monch's new album W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) drops today! For those who haven't seen it, here's the extended video for the first single Clap (One Day)...
nothing beats some good music on a Sunday morning to get the creative juices flowing. Case in Point: Here's a fly portrait of legendary hip hop maestro, the late, great J. Dilla by the mighty Chris Herod.
"Listening to the brilliant Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Suite for Ma Dukes inspired this Dilla piece..." said Herod when he dropped this fly joint on Facebook. Mochilla Presents Timeless: Suite For Ma Dukes is a recording of a 60 piece orchestra interpreting some of Dilla's best compositions, and represents hip hop mood music at it's finest!
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