Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Big Boi's MASH-UP MONDAYS

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So, here's a blog post I never thought I'd be writing: For the next 8 weeks I'll be creating the single artwork for Big Boi's (Yes, BIG BOI) MASH-UP MONDAYS project. What?! I know.
The first track just dropped, and you can listen to that here:



And if you REALLY wanna vibe out, check out this visualization that Johnny Woods made. We'll be dropping one of these every week, too. I. KNOW.



Set that sucker to HD, put it in full-screen mode, turn off all your lights, and let it melt your brain.

Monday, October 7, 2013

COMING SOON: an art exhibition of imaginary film posters and design

EXHIBITION: COMING SOON: an art exhibition of imaginary film posters and design
LOCATION: Meltdown Comics [in the Meltdown Gallery/NerdMelt Showroom]
7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046
ON VIEW: October 11, 2013 – October 20, 2013
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday October 11, 2013 from 6pm to 10pm
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[Los Angeles, CA - September 10, 2013] Meltdown Comics and NerdMelt Showroom in association with Rhyme Warp Productions Present a chamanvision production – COMING SOON: an art exhibition of imaginary film posters and design. COMING SOON is an art exhibition of all-new original artworks based on unfinished or unmade science-fiction, thriller and horror film concepts by renown film directors Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, Akira Kurosawa, Andrei Tarkovsky and Orson Welles. The exhibition also features artworks based on original concepts for Twin Peaks films, Walt Disney cartoons, Krazy Kat shorts and kaiju monster movies. The name of the exhibition, COMING SOON, is a play on the common term used to incite interest for upcoming film releases.
The exhibition features artworks by a wide range of artists from graphic design, comics, illustration, toy design, fine art, animation, graffiti and music videos.
Location: Meltdown Comics [in the Meltdown Gallery/NerdMelt Showroom]
7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046
phone: 323.851.7223 www.meltcomics.com @meltdowncomics
For Press Inquiries: Danielle N. Kramer, Program Director for NerdMelt Showroom: danielle@nerdist.com

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Messenger Has Landed



Hot off the press, it's another Rhyme Warp X Jeff Mills joint!

We were recently given an amazing opportunity by Shueisha Inc. to adapt Jeff Mills's concept for THE MESSENGER into a 4-page manga. And I bugged out all over again typing that sentence just now.

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That's the cover of the issue above (also cool but not by us). Now if you're in the continental U.S. like myself, you may have a hard time finding a copy unless you can come to my house and check out the comp (bring snacks). I'd toss the whole thing up online, except 1.) I think that'd be illegal?, 2.) You really gotta see the whole issue in its glorious phonebook format to fully appreciate it, and 3.) Let's be real, your ass can't read no Japanese.*

But I still had to mention the project here because I'm really excited about how it all went down and I'd love to do it again sometime. In the meantime I'll be holed up in my room reading Bakuman, dreaming of becoming the greatest mangaka who has ever lived on my block.

*To be fair, nor can mine

Monday, July 15, 2013

Comic-Con 2013!!

Disclaimer: I'm still trying to stick to Tales to Suffice as my primary blog/work site, but this bears repeating...



Comic-Con 2013!!

Once again it’s on!
Comic-Con International: San Diego has once again risen from the depths like so many kaiju monsters, hell-bent on mankind’s destruction. But this year we’re canceling the nerdpocalypse! By which I mean, we’re attending the nerdpocalypse.
Peep the itinerary:
Small Press Table # L-01 will be homebase, where I’ll be splitting a table with my partner-in-rhyme Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca. We’ll have Rhyme Travelers comics, buttons, postcards and sketches for one and all… not to mention some very big news about some very cool events coming up this fall. You won’t wanna miss that.
On top of that I’ll have Tales to Suffice, Death Trip #1, F.E.R.R.A.R.I. BOYZ #1 for sale along with a few surprises guaranteed to blow your mind. GUARANTEED.
And last but not least: Speaking of blowing minds, here’s a panel I’ll be on Saturday night:
Depth Of Field presents Hip-Hop & Comics: Cultures Combining at San Diego Comic-Con!
July 14, 2013
“Hip-Hop And Comics: Cultures Combining” panel presentation at Comic-Con International: San Diego on July 20th at 7pm.
Depth Of Field Magazine brings together renowned comic creators and Hip-Hop luminaries to discuss ties between the two forms, upcoming projects, and shared inspirations
On Saturday, July 20th, from 7:00 to 8:00pm, Depth Of Field Magazine is proud to present Hip-Hop And Comics: Cultures Combining, a panel discussion at Comic-Con International: San Diego.  Comic books and Hip-Hop grew from modest origins to achieve global impact, and in the process, they have crossed over in innumerable ways – mixing elements of different media to create, innovate, and affect the entire face of modern pop culture.  This panel features an incredible line-up of comic creators and Hip-Hop legends shedding light on the ways Hip-Hop and comics have inspired each other, giving historical perspective on common elements and influences, and showcasing new and upcoming projects.
Patrick Reed (editor of Depth Of Field Magazine) will moderate, and the panelists include:
-Del The Funky Homosapien (acclaimed MC, vocalist for Deltron 3030, Heiroglyphics, Gorillaz)
-Dan The Automator (producer: Deltron 3030, Pillowfight, Lovage, Handsome Boy Modeling School)
-Kid Koala (world-renowned DJ, composer, producer, and remixer)
-Toni Isabella (general manager: Bulk Recordings, Deltron 3030, Pillowfight)
-Adam ‘Illus’ Wallenta (co-creator of the Public Enemy comic book, acclaimed MC and illustrator)
-Jim Mahfood (creator/artist: ‘Visual Funk’, ‘Grrl Scouts’, ‘Los Angeles Ink Stains’)
-Kenny Keil (creator/artist: ‘My Longbox Weighs A Ton’, co-creator/artist: ‘Rhyme Travelers’)
-Matthew Rosenberg (author/co-creator: Ghostface Killah’s ’12 Reasons To Die’ comic book)
The panel runs one hour, and will take place in room 25ABC of the San Diego Convention Center.  Comic-Con International: San Diego runs July 18-21, and more information about the convention can be found on their website (http://www.comic-con.org/cci).  For updates or inquires on the Hip-Hop And Comics panel, please check www.depthoffieldmagazine.com or @depthzine on Twitter.
- See more at: http://www.depthoffieldmagazine.com/2013/07/14/depth-of-field-presents-hip-hop-comics-cultures-combining-at-san-diego-comic-con/#sthash.zhUkgXru.dpuf

Friday, March 22, 2013

WonderCon 2013!!



WonderCon is right around the corner, and all signs are pointing to it being an amazing show. Peep the itinerary:
Artists’ Alley Booth # AA-095 will be homebase, where I’ll be splitting a table with my partner-in-rhyme Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca. We’ll be hanging out, doing up some live art and debuting the first issue of RHYME TRAVELERS (which, if I may say so, came out bigger and deffer than I could’ve ever imagined!)
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Along with all the standard classics, I’ll also have a few copies of DEATH TRIP #1, kicking off a sci-fi/dark comedy graphic novel that’s been living in my head for a couple years now. 
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As if dropping 2 new comics wasn’t enough, I’ll also be on a panel! I don’t always talk on convention panels, but when I do, COT DAMMY. Check this out:

“Hip-Hop And Comics: Cultures Combining” panel presentation at WonderCon Anaheim, March 30th, 7pm.

Depth Of Field Magazine brings together renowned comic creators and Hip-Hop luminaries to discuss ties between the two forms, upcoming projects, and shared inspirations
On Saturday, March 30th, from 7:00-8:00pm, Depth Of Field Magazine is proud to present Hip-Hop And Comics: Cultures Combining, a panel discussion at Southern California’s premier entertainment gathering, WonderCon Anaheim.  Comic books and Hip-Hop grew from modest origins to achieve global impact, and in the process, they have crossed over in innumerable ways – this panel will showcase new and upcoming projects from comic creators and Hip-Hop legends, shed light on the ways Hip-Hop and comics have influenced and inspired each other, and give a historical perspective on the combinations of two cultures through discussion with musical innovators, artistic legends, and cutting-edge creators.  This program follows Depth Of Field’s standing-room-only Hip-Hop/Comics panel at last year’s New York Comic Con, which received widespread acclaim from attendees, panelists, and press.
Patrick Reed (editor of Depth Of Field Magazine) will moderate, and the panelists comprise many of the most influential creators in their respective fields, including:
-Dan The Automator (Producer/composer/remixer: Pillowfight, Deltron 3030, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Dr. Octagon, Gorillaz, Lovage)
-Chali 2na (MC/rapper: Jurassic 5)
-Kutmasta Kurt (DJ/producer/remixer: Kool Keith, Masters Of Reality, Dilated Peoples, Beastie Boys)
-James Reitano (Cartoonist/designer/illustrator/animator: Madvillainy, Nineteen Eighty-Five, Santa Cruz Skateboards, Wu-Tang Clan)
-Toni Isabella (General manager: Bulk Recordings, Delton 3030, Pillowfight)
-Kenny Keil (Cartoonist/artist: Rhyme Travelers, Ferrari Boyz, Mad Magazine)
The panel runs one hour, and will take place in room 210A of the Anaheim Convention Center.  Wonder Con Anaheim 2013 takes place from March 29-31; further information can be found here.
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Do you want more?!!!??! Then go see my homies at The Devastator (Booth #910) where they’ll be rolling out their 7th issue! It’s about Spies and I have a little something in there.
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And I think that covers it for now… See you there!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

2.0 Legit 2.0 Quit!


In an attempt to finally get my shit together re: web presence, I’m revamping Tales to Suffice as more of a general hub for people to connect to my work. The original site was great for that back when Mort Finkleman Presents Tales to Suffice was the only thing I had going on, but these past couple of years I’ve put out a bunch of stuff that didn’t exactly fit that tone. I got kind of tired of giving out 2-3 different url's to people depending on the context of our conversation, so I decided to just toss everything together under the same roof. Webcomics, print comics, illustration work, (maybe writing work?), funny stuff, kids’ stuff, weird stuff, etc.

So check it out, pass it around, and stay tuned!
And thanks.