So along with the Complex joints, I’m also doing a weekly NBA comic series with Shea Serrano called “I Can Hear Jimi” over at ESPN Truehoop. The first one with Carmelo Anthony just went live.
And now I have to start watching basketball. For reasons.
The latest edition of "Sean + Shea" just dropped over at Complex Music. This one inspired by Rick Ross "remixing" Notorious B.I.G.'s classic "You're Nobody Til Somebody Kills You" for his latest album Mastermind.
New "Sean + Shea" comes drop every week on Complex.
I've been keeping this one under wraps for a bit (along with another joint to be announced next week), but I'm going to be starting a weekly comic with Shea Serrano over at Complex Music aptly called "Sean + Shea" where we look at the world of hip-hop satricially. This is the first edition of the series. A new comic drops every Wednesday over at Complex Music.
And yes, there might be many J. Cole jokes. J. Cole (and possible Rick Ross), we're sorry in advanced.
So recently (like last week recently), I was approached by Shea Serrano (he did the Rap Coloring Book with Bun-B) to do some illustrations for comical article he was writing for Myspace. The focus of this article? The mascot of one of my favorite albums of all time. Yes, the bear from Kanye West's College Dropout. Recently it celebrated its 10th anniversary so this faux-autobiographical article from the point of view of the Bear came right on time. I'll admit it gets pretty Wolf Of Wall Street at the end so be warned.
Read the article for yourself. https://myspace.com/discover/trending/2014/02/05/where-is-kanye-wests-college-dropout-bear-now/
So since the first RED Book (which is on still sale right now) I wanted to keep doing things for the series. So that's why RED: “Hoodies + Cosby Sweaters” is tentatively set to drop on April 23rd (my birthday). It could change later but we’ll see how things go. The mini-eBook companion to the forthcoming second chapter of The Red Book features amazing women in hoodies, sweaters, cardigans, and all things warm in these definite cold winters we’re facing right now.
Although the date has been set, submissions for the book are still very much open until the end of February/beginning of March. So if you’re a lady and you’re interested in submitting pictures for the book send me an ask or shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the details. And of course submissions are still open for Chapter Two: Love + Lust throughout the whole year as well so let’s spread the word out there. I’m trying to make this The Godfather Part II/The Dark Knight of art books.
What, too ambitious?
Sean is done with the African American Slave movie genre. I guess Hollywood thought it’s been too long since we’ve had a movie portray the unethical, sadistic and unrecognized treatment of black people. Since reparations have been swept under the rug let's at least give our black men and women more leading roles in Hollywood…After a long hiatus, Brandon and I are getting back on the comic reigns. Enjoy this post-holiday comic gift to celebrate the Brad Pitt induced post-racial harmony apparently brought to us by the movie 12 Years A Slave.
...Haha, yeah right. Enjoy the comic.
First and foremost, I want to say thanks to everyone who's shown support to The Red Book since it released back in July. The love I've gotten for it has been above and beyond anything I really expected. And it all couldn't have been possible without the great and creative women who helped with the project. I'm a bit late on putting this news up but the first book is now officially available on Amazon for purchase while you can still get the digital .PDF version of the book at the Tumblr page.
I say "first' book because I'm in the midst of putting in work for the next chapter tentatively titled "Love + Lust." Submissions are open for the next book for any ladies who are interested. Again, all body types, shapes, and sizes are welcomed to participate. Just shoot me an email for the details. Also, something new for this one, couples are allowed to participate in it as well (as long as the focus is still on the woman). So yeah, I'm trying to make this one bigger and better than the last one. Hopefully everything will be ready by late 2014 and there might be a Kickstarter sometime to help move things along. So we'll see where the future holds.
Posted by Sean Mack at 10:59 AM
Last Saturday I had to chance to take part in my first ever art battle. The competition, called The Battle Of Art & Sol, was held in downtown Saginaw and featured 12 other awesome artists all competing for the prize of $500. Thanks to my friend Jared, who ran the event, I was able to do it digitally. That also meant hauling a big ass flat screen to the outside and praying my computer didn't break down on me.
I mean, it did (Thanks Apple). A lot. But I managed.
Unfortunately not enough to get the top prize but congrats to Becca Brown for winning the first prize and Jose Garcia for winning People's Choice. Will I do another art battle? Maybe. If I do I think I'd might want to try painting, or the Dave Chow method of using the power of the Sharpie on a canvas. But overall it was a great experience and I'm glad I had a chance to be a part of it.
Posted by Sean Mack at 11:28 AM