There are 14 days left in the NIGHTMARE THE RAT Kickstarter campaign and we are only $372 away from the $3000 stretch goal. Thanks to everyone who has pledged and gotten us so far beyond what I imagined possible. If you haven’t checked out the campaign, please consider doing so. And if you’d like to help spread the word, that would also be greatly appreciated. (Hitting that reblog button below is probably the easiest way to do so.)
I often get asked “why do you post so much hip hop music on this blog?” and “what’s the connection between comics and hip hop culture?”. To which I answer: “BECAUSE.” and “BASICALLY EVERYTHING!”.
From their underground beginnings, to their acceptance in mainstream culture. From the similarities between over the top characters, the super groups, the feuds, the team-ups and their ability to advance their art form and re-invent themselves and their medium over the years.
Hip Hop and comic books will always be linked, and my love for both is the main inspiration for this blog.
Above is selections from Ed Piskor’s HIP HOP FAMILY TREE TWO-IN-ONE from this past Free Comics Day. It illustrates better than I could how closely linked the two mediums are.
Mark it on your calendar, folks: next Wednesday, September 24th marks the release of the second digital collected edition of my daily comics, The Dog Who Shot a Laser Out of His Face (and other tales)!
The book will contain over 100 pages of comic goodness, including some bonus comics that you won’t find anywhere else! What’s even better is that the book will be available for the minimum price of $1 (though you can choose to pay more if you so wish).
You can purchase your very own copy on my Gumroad page on the day of release.
Also, seeing as I’m feeling generous, those who reblog this post will have their names entered into a draw to win a free copy the book! I’ll choose three lucky winners at random on September 24th. Good luck!
I posted this mask-less Count Vertigo commission (w/logo) before, but I just came across all these extras that I haven’t seen in a while and never shared, including the pencils, inks, sketches, and tattoo!
CV created by Gerry Conway & Trevor Von Eeden and brought to life again by John Ostrander and Kim Yale.