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12.25.2014

That Guy: The Movie Is Out Now!


Today marks the official release of BlackAndSexyTV's movie version of their series That Guy! Before I posted the artwork I did for the movie poster but low and behold I had a bit more into the movie than planned. I designed the artwork used for the movie's Marvel Studios-inspired opening credits. The idea called for taking scenes from the movie and turning into comic pages that would be turned into something similar to what you'd say at the opening of each Marvel Studios movie.







12.24.2014

"Christmas" movies

Die Hard (1988)

Friday After Next (2002)

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

12.22.2014

Illustration: Story & Her



Inspired by the song off of Detroit producer/emcee Black Milk's recent album If There's A Hell Below. I've been sitting on this one for a while. Had the lineart done but didn't know what to do with the rest of the concept and the colors until about late last night.

12.04.2014

Society6 Update x NEW Stickers!



With much debating, I decided to finally put my "Black Lives Matter" piece up for sale on my Society6 page as a print (and a shirt as well). CLICK HERE if you're interested in purchasing it.  



Also thanks to my fellow artistic friend Heather Hansma, I was introduced to Sticker Mule and ordered a few of these new logo stickers for myself. What I didn't realize what that I could also put them up for sale! So if you're interested in buying a few of these head over to my Marketplace page on there as well! 

12.01.2014

Sketch: Hard Boiled


I've been a fan of John Woo's Hard Boiled for the longest but I recently (and finally) got the DVD over the weekend and I couldn't be happier. There could've easily been a buddy cop sequel starring Chow Yun-Fat's character and that baby.

11.27.2014

BlackAndSexyTV x THAT GUY: The Movie


Recently I got tapped by the steadily popular online network BlackAndSexyTV to design the movie poster for their upcoming movie version of the show THAT GUY that's coming out this Christmas. Having been a fan of the series since it started I definitely felt honored to be able to be a part of such a moment, man. The idea for the poster was to recreate that Blaxplotation/Shaft-essque vibe that felt right at home especially with the main character of the series Judah. You can start pre-ordering the movie tomorrow!

And as always, here's the SpeedComics showing the behind-the-scenes process of everything.

Turkey Day


It’s been a rough start of the week but still - Happy Thanksgiving. I’m thankful for the family and friends I have by my side. Because they don’t know it but they’ve saved my life more than once this year.

11.25.2014

Black Lives Matter


Yes. All lives matter. Before you even let something about that leave your tongue. But in recent months, it seems like the value of a black person's life isn't seen in such high regards. Sometimes people just need a reminder that their live is of great value as well. Unfortunately it's something that doesn't seem to be shown by the public eye.

11.21.2014

The Revolutionary Times x Hollyweird


White-washing has been a problem in Hollywood. We can see it in films such as the upcoming Exodus where all the main characters are basically white actors playing Egyptians. So Brandon and I are starting a series of parody posters that "fixes" these kind of problems. The first edition is just in time for the release of latest Hunger Games movie.

You also buy this as a print on our Society6 page along with our comic "The Unarmed" as well.

11.18.2014

Procreate x iPad


Yesterday I put up sketches from working in Sketchbook Pro on my iPad. Today someone suggested I check out the Procreate app. It's a bit pricier than Sketchbook Pro but man, it's worth it.

11.17.2014

Sketchbook Pro x iPad





I recently got back into working in the Sketchbook Pro app on my iPad. I think I'm getting the hang of it. Also check out the new SpeedComic down below that shows off the process of one of the sketches.

11.06.2014

SMACK! THROWBACK THURSDAY: "KOBK"



Here's are some "pencils vs. finals" pages from "KOBK", the graphic novel I illustrated with C.J. Johnson last year. I'm still pretty proud of all this. I'm shocked I was able to really pull this off for C.J.







10.26.2014

The Revolutionary Times - No. 175 x No. 176



We're finally getting around to introducing the cupcake specialists behind the Cakes & Cons food truck. But something more sinister is behind that frosting...

10.11.2014

The Revolutionary Times - No. 174


I haven't been posting many of the RT comics on here because we've gotten so many hits on our Tumblr and the main page. It's been incredible finally being able to reach out to a new audience this past month or so and I'm glad people are getting a chance to enjoy the comics. This is a quasi-sequel to our comic that was inspired by the unfortunate Mike Brown shooting, which is regards to the news of another shooting that happened in St. Louis this week.

10.07.2014

Inktober





My contributions to Inktober so far. The first two were my first attempts at using actual ink for the longest (I think since college).

9.23.2014

James Gardin - "Gold" (Prod. by KuroiOto)


The story behind "Gold" is a rich one. My brother in BLAT! Pack James Gardin has been steadily working towards his album The Living Daylights. One of the stand outs that came from those sessions is "Gold," an KuroiOto produced ode to the inspiration and beauty of women of all kinds. Today marks the day it finally makes it official debut and I helped designed the cover art for the single, a different kind of method than I'm normally used to doing yet keeping the simple aesthetic I love. 

Listen/Download James Gardin's "Gold" below!

9.15.2014

Old School Smack/New School Smack



I do this thing where I sometimes browse my old DeviantArt page and be amazed at how far I come. I always wanted to take some of the stuff I did in high school and see just how much my style and technique as progressed but never got a chance to do it. But since I had some time on my hands I finally decided to redo some pieces.