31 Days of Kindred: Day 6 My Own Private Thumbnails

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The graphic novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred that I wrote/lettered and John Jennings drew will be released by Abrams ComicArts on January 10, 2017 (available for pre-order now). In recognition of that momentous occasion, I’m writing 31 blog posts about the path from novel to graphic novel. This is 31 Days Of Kindred.  …

Ajala fan art

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I do a lot of drawing that I never think are finished that end up hiding in folders on my computer, waiting for some mythical day when I’ll get an illustration “done.” In the spirit of not doing that anymore, here’s a drawing I did of the protagonist from the comic Ajala: A Series of …

I Am (Curious) White

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Several times in my life, I have been mistaken for black. I’m white, just for the sake of context. Like, really white. Irish, Swedish, German, maybe even some French in there…? Not only that but, in terms of skin tone: I once had a white British dude tell me I needed some sun. Fucking pale, …

Tan Lee Cut Up

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I co-create a book called Kid Code: Channel Zero with artist(s) Black Kirby (a.k.a. Stacey Robinson & John Jennings). Since Stacey and the J2 already had the art completed on the book when they gave it to me to write/letter (what’s sometimes called the Marvel Method), I decided we should all get a co-credit as …

WDRD and Intergalactic Rap Battle

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Two pieces I made for the instupitious Afrofuturism exhibition Unveiling Visions: The Alchemy of the Black Imagination. The first is a logo for the fictional radio station WDRD, from Janelle MonĂ¡e’s album The Electric Lady. The second is a flyer for the Intergalactic Rap Battle hyped on a few tracks from Deltron 3030.