Thursday, December 14, 2006

My Advertisments!

Hey wassup! Back again with some new art. I'm currently workin on a series of drawings for advertisment for DSX. I figured the essence of revolution would be fun to do. Peace and BLessings Yall!! ^_^

My Hard Work!!

Hey Folks, Long time no see. Well I guess you can say that i've been busy working on animation for DSX. I can begin to feel like i'm reaching closer and closer to something actually happening with this project. Altho my social life has been compromised for the advancement of this project...the pay-off has been great. I feel myself growing more as an artist and i'm becoming more comfortable with my style. As artists, no matter how good we get or people think we are, we always struggle with becoming better than what we are. I was actually afraid to do this animation. Last year i initially wanted to do an anaimation instead of a book. But i let fear and opinions dictate the way i should do things. People would tell me "Chuck it takes a full studio to do an animation, u cant do it on ur own..." or " Why bother networks and film companies wont like DSX cause of the something else..." or my personal favorite, "Chuck we have a great project but we can only pay you shit money and demand the world from you, but its work and you have to take it because we have a big name and its the nature of the business..." Please...listening to all that and a few more choice statements is what drove me into Hiatus for DSx, and that is one thing this year that i regret. I did this animation out of anger and just being plain tired. Why is it that people have to go by some dumb industry standard. Why cant i express myself without being penalized and saying.."your goin outside the norm" "Things arent done this way" " You need to draw animate and kiss ass like this to get ahead"...FUCK THAT!!
I know there are somethings in this animation that could have been way better, and i know that with more money, time effort it could have been great. But i only used what i had available to my, Flash MX, iMovie, Garage Band, my Mac, and My imagination!! Its not the best animation in the world, but i'm damn proud of it! Cause i got my hands dirty, i created something, which alot of us artists have forgotten to do. So if u have a project, dont let anyone ever tell you that u cant do it, or u dont have enough resources, or its just impossible...its not. If u have the will it can be done. Please Check out my anaimation, tell me what u think, if u hated it fine if i like it even better, but i'm sharing it with you Its why i think i was meant to exist.
Peace and Blessings Yall!!!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

My Animated Promo...

Hey wassup everyone! I havent posted in a while. I been running around like a mad man. Goin thru some life changing stuff, good things tho. Here is an animated promo i did for DSX. I did this in a week cause i had to get it ready for a visual show i had at Bowery Poetry Club. It was a great night, lots of love and support. Anywho, enjoy the promo..Peace and Blessings! ^_^

Wednesday, September 27, 2006


Sorry everyone, i havent posted in soo long. I've been busy with freelance and other projects. I shall return soon with new pics, and new up dates on my book. Till next time yall, Peace and Blessings!! ^_^

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

My Dead Nigga Blvd....

One my my favorite songs from the talented ME'SHELL NDEGEOCELLO...

Written by Me'Shell and Cato

You sell your soul
Like you sell a piece of ass
Slave to the dead white leaders on paper
And welfare cases
Rapists and hoes
All reinforced your TV show
Exotic and beautiful videos

A jail's a sanctuary for the walking dead
It fucks with your head
When every black leader ends up dead
Somebody said
Our greatest destiny is to become white
But white is not pure
And hate is not pride
And just 'cause civil rights is law
Doesn't mean that we all abide

So tell me are you free?
While we campaign for every dead nigga blvd
So young motherfuckers can drive down it in your fancy cars
You try to hold on to some Africa of the past
One must remember
It's other Africans that helped enslave your ass
'Cause everybody's
Just trying to make to make that dollar
Remember what Jesse used to say?
I am somebody
No longer do I blame others
For the way that we be
'Cause niggas need to redefine
What it means to be free

I can't even tell my brothers and sisters that they're fine
This absence of beauty
In their heart and mind
Stopped breastfeeding the child
You put 'em on the cow
And now you wonder why they act wild
You see brown folks are the
Keepers of the earth
Unifiers of the soul and mind
Not these wannabe gaudy pimps and thugs
Wearing diamond watches
From African slave mines

Perhaps to be free
Is to all love those who hate me
And die a beautiful death
And make pretty brown babies

You campaign for every dead nigga blvd
So y'all young motherfuckers can drive down it in their fancy cars
You try to hold on to some Africa of the past
Then one must remember
It's other Africans that helped enslave your ass
Everybody's trying to make that dollar
Remember what Jesse used to say?
I am somebody
No longer do I blame others
For the way that we be
'Cause niggas need to redefine
What it means to be free

You campaign for every dead nigga blvd
Just trying to make that dollar
So y'all young motherfuckers can drive down it in your fancy cars
You try to hold on to some Africa of the past
Then one must remember
It's other Africans that helped enslave your ass
'Cause everybody's
Trying to make to make that dollar
Remember what Jesse used to say?
I am somebody
No longer do I blame white folks
For the way that we be
'Cause niggas need to redefine
What it means to be

My Pic for the finished...

Here it is, I hope u ladies like it...Peace and Blessings. ^_^

Sunday, July 23, 2006

My Pic for the Ladies....

Hey!! it's been a while since i posted anything on here. Things have been going ok. Same shit different toilet, no woman, no life, no money...hahahah. BUT, like all us artists, i have my work. Keeps me going and keeps me alive. I'm also working on very good potential projects with other people. So i decided to do a drawing dedicated to the ladies...Many of my female friends have told me how sexy they think Aza is. So i decided to make a pic showing him in a more lounge setting. this is stil Work-in-progress...i'll be done sometime this week. Peace and blessings yall. ^_^

Thursday, July 06, 2006

My Super Powers...

The meaning of 46 + 2:

According to Melchezedek, our planet is covered with geometrically constructed 'morpho genetic grids'. These grids extend from about 60 feet under the Earth's surface to about 60 miles above the Earth, arranged in geometric patterns (see 'Sacred Geometry'). Each species has its own grid, which supports life, and connects the consciousness of its particular species. Before any species can come into existance or make an evolutionary step, a new grid must be completed. When a species becomes extinct, that particular species' grid dissoves.

A new grid was completed in 1989 - the 'christ-consciousness' grid. This grid will allow humans to evolve into our next version. We'll develop two additional chromosomes (which are really 'geometrical images' designed to resonate with our specific grid) for a total or 46 + 2.

The main change will be a shift to the "unity consciousness". Every cell in your body has its own consciousness and memory. You, the higher being that occupies your body, make the millions of different consciousnesses in your body work together as one being. How does this relate to this grid? Think of yourself as a cell and the grid as the higher being. We will still have individual consciousness, but will be united in the form of a higher being in order to work as one entity."

Scientifically speaking, humans don't appear to be evolving new chromosomes (or much of anything else; thanks to technology).

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

My Yin and Yang

Aza Khan the righteous...Adam Von Krieg the evil.

Monday, July 03, 2006

My Antagonist pt2...

Yep he's back, that good ol' Adam. Thing is with this guy, he's not the anti-crist, he just thinks he's better then Jesus...yea, pretty crazy. Anyways, till next time...Peace and Blessings. ^_^

My Antagonist...

Hey everyone, let me introduce you to Adam Von Krieg. He is the villian and nemesis of DSX. He is at the same level as Aza if not stronger. So watch out for this dude, he's as bad as they get. Till Next time, Peace and Blessings. ^_^

Saturday, July 01, 2006

My Wallpaper Pt2...

Here's another one yall...more to come. Peace and Blessings. ^_^

Thursday, June 29, 2006

My WallPaper...

Hetep everyone! I started working on some wallpapers. None of this would be possible without the amazing 3-D and graphic talents of Adriane Hall aka Zahrah. She's an awsome graph artist and is sick with design, look out for her.
So this is the first one of a series, Ms. ASSATA AYO.
I know my blog from yesterday seemed a bit harsh, but its things that needed to be said. Anyone who questions my opinion, please feel free to talk to ME, not behind my back. With that said. Peace and Blessings All!!! ^_^

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

My Industrial Revolution...

Why is it that we artists are probably the worst treated interms of working for companies. We dont get proper health insurance, our jobs arent secure, we have no pention, no retirment plan. The only way these things are available to us is if WE saught them out ourselves. One day your working and the next ur dept. is cut cause of a low budget, or major companies hire u as a freelancer to work for pennies and expect the world all because they are a major company. I do all the grunt work, bust my ass and n the end i get a pat on the back and a few dollars to move on, all the while ur pockets are getting fat. In the words of Immortal Technique...."So wait a minute... you want me to go shopping, cook the food, and put it in front of you but you won't let me sit down and eat with you? The fuck is that?"

Here is what i say to all the uncreative, whiney, strongheaded, no college degree having (cause you know they got that job cause their boy works there), arrogant, money grubbing execs.... Without me, without people like me, the talented artists in this world that u use to sell ur product, YOU AINT NOTHING BUT A BAD IDEA MOTHA know your place.

I sound kind of upset cause i am...i'm tired of the sorry state of the entertainment industry, from animation, to music, to many times are you gonna use the same shitty ass marketing formula. Although the USA is full of sheep, but its so bad now that even some sheep will question the shepherd. I dont wanna here the bullshit about how "we're giving the public what they want, if they didnt want it they wouldnt buy it..." Are you kidding me? You give no one variety. the radio waves and Television are overrun with mediocraty because you run it 10,000,000 times a fucking day. if its all they see, and all they hear, they have no choice but to love it.

I'm tired of artists bitching and complaining about how much they hate the industry. Everyone is complaing but too chicken shit to do anything. They are just as bad as the sheep the buy into the crap that their employer is selling to them. What's worse is the house nigga execs that sit up there and say "i hate the way things are, i wanna change things" If thats so, why are you still running programs that exploits ppl's negative aspects to make money. If that's what your job is than do that, dont bitch and scream, do what u do best and be a part of the MACHINE, and let People like me RAGE AGAINST IT!!

This isnt directed to everyone in the industry, i have friends in there and i know there are positive people trying hard to makes things happen...this is isnt directed to them. If you take any offese to what i said, then dont get mad at me, question urself as to why ur upset and why u find my words offensive. I'm just saying what everyone is thinking. I am who I am, anyone who knows me knows i dont hold my tounge.
This wont be the first i've spoken from the heart, and it will NOT be the last time. Peace and Blessings!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

My Comic Pin-Up...

It's been awhile. Been going thru some major changes as far as my career is concerned. I have recently learned a great deal about my self. I have learned that once you believe in something, you stick by it. I wont go into that right now because this topic deserves its own post. But i will say this...i'm not taking any deals with blanket full of small pox slipped in there somewhere.
With that out the way. I did this pin-up for my boy Jimmy Bott for his book Half Dead. Jimmy is the man, altho he's gonna kill me cause i'm so late with this...::hides::

I'll keep yal posted on more things to come, and i'll elaborate more on my revelation when i get a chance...Peace and Blessings.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

My Extreme Close Up!

Something about a close up scene that's intense to me. I've always liked drawing them. Getting in there for every detail. Till next time, peace and blessings!! ^_^

Monday, June 05, 2006

My Comic Book...

Hey, so i been on the grind working on my book again. Here are some goodies for the next issue..i'll keep you posted. Peace and Blessings. ^_^

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

My Sketchbook...

You know it has occured to me that i havent bought a sketch book in Years. Why you may ask? Mostly because of modern technology. With all these new gadgets such as Wacom tablet and such, i dont need one, i can sketch forever and just delete if i dont like something, it saves alot of time, and its not as messy. But i will say, there is something missing. There is a satisfaction of putting pen to paper that you can never get from drawing into a computer.
Anywho, I havent updated in a few days, been trying to get my head straight. Have you ever gotten to a point where you must make decisions that will effect your career? Either you gamble or you dont. thats where i'm at. Its almost sickening to see that the art industry is in such a sorry and sad state. If you dont have people putting the foot on you to step ahead, your stuck with the people that stick to a mediocre formula that they think will get them quich cash or recognition. I dunno, i wish i could win the lottery and make my own standards...Hey...Ya never Peace and Blessings. ^_^

Thursday, May 11, 2006

My Main Character...

Aza Khan. Aza=Great, Khan=King. I made this character to break the mold of the main characters i usually made...the happy go-lucky Gouku type. As i Grew, i guess my taste in characters matured. Aza is the kinda guy that would seem like an asshole if u didnt know him...why would he be, you would be to if u mom and dad were killed infront of u at the age of 16. As the story progresses in DSX, so will Aza's quest to find himself and his place in the world. You'll see as the story goes on. Peace and Blessings yall!! ^_^

My Bad Attitude

Oi! Sup all, This is Gahn Kano. The muscle of the group. Kinda like Batou in Ghost in the shell if you need a comparasion. Much like every bad ass, he has a rich history. Originally i was going to make him the main character, but i created him so long ago...i decided to make him a verterain. Gahn is Aza's voice of reason, and he gives Aza real tuff love. He also has a love/hate relationship with Assata, cause they were an item at one point. Anywho, Till next time....Peace and Blessings! ^_^

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

My Reformed Skin-Head...

Many people ask me, "if DSX is supposed to be called Dread Society X, why doent EVERYONE has dreads?" Well, DSX's history, in the book, are a group of individuals who started a revolutionary group and used the dreadlocks as a sign of freedom and non-conformaty. Well others walked around "bald"= unaware or unenlightened, those with dreads wore thier hair free as a sign of indepenence. It was an ideology made by the founders, but they did not expect every one to follow it. All yu need to be down with DSX is clear knowledge of what is going on in the world and the heart and strength to change it.
Turner, was a character that i had mad after my run in with skin heads in high school. Some of them were good kids under that neo-nazi facade. But thier need to belong to something clouded their better judgement. When you think about it, the Neo-Nazi movement is still an extreme radical group with its own political ideolgy... Just like Al Quaida. Funny how we go after extremists on one country while we leave the ones at home alone, but thats another blog.
Turner and his brother, in the story, are Skin-heads that no longer share the belief of racism and separation that they once had. Turner joined DSX after learning that his other brothers sold out to the One World Government...not to mention he started a relationship with Assata's younger sister, i'll get into that later.
Till Next time folks...Peace and Blessings!

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

My Freelance gigs...

It seems like i'll be doing a project with Gettosake ENT, and along side Project 450 for BET. We will be workin on Chocolate Thunder (Gettosake's character). I love Chocolate thunder. But i just wished it was for another network. I can't stand represents all the negative aspects of our culture and exploits us for their own financial gain. But unfortunatley i have to do this, need the cash, credit and experiance. Don't get it twisted, I'm lookin forward to workin with Gettosake and Project 450... i love the project, but not the
On another note, i made a new friend. She's mad cool, intelligent, and funny....and really cute. I'm diggin' on her like an old soul record. i'm sure she digs me too. ^_^
Until next time yall, Peace and Blessings!!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

My Space Cowgirl...

About 2 years ago i heard the song "Space Cowboy" by Jamiroquai for the first time. The song was about weed. I dont smoke it but i've always found the weed "culture" facinating. Anywayz, Cheeba Cheena is a result of my facination. A character born out of the love for the 4:20. lol. Enjoy, till next time, Peace and Blessings yall. ^_^

My "Beautiful" Love Song...

When i was with my Ex, she made me hear a song called "Beautiful" by BlackStar (Mos Def and Talib Kwali) and Mary J. Blige. It was probably the best Rap love song i ever heard hands down. Just to quote..."You know what, they say that beauty's in the eye of the beholder/So I use my third, and now I love the silent like a boulder/Want to be with you as I get older And that's my word, sure as I stand on my ancestors' shoulders..."
THAT IS DEEP!!! I love this song because its what i would like to feel about the person that i would find and fall in love with. When that will happen...i have know idea. I actrually kinda gave up on finding that one tru love. I dont want to sound bleek but things dont ever go my way in that department. I'm either too nice, or just a good friend. What i hate is how women tell me that i am a nice guy and that i'm handsome and i will find that someone. Now lemme break that down...if i was all that, why have i been single for almost 2 years. Not to mention every girl i have liked or asked out has told me the same thing. ok maybe i should chance my game, be a flaming asshole and most women i see like to throw themselves at. I cant do that, its not who i am. So i say fuck it. If they want the drama and the heartache, i'm not that kinda guy to give it to em. I'm Hopless Romantic and a "nice" guy that shows shivelry and manners...and if that means that i stay single cause of be it, i'm proud of who i am. yea it will be lonley, but you know what...i'm content with who i am. Peace and Blessings yall!! ^_^

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

My Favorite Video Game Turned Movie...

It's on!! SILENT HILL the movie...God i've been waitin' for this for so long now. For those of you that have played and enjoyed this game from the pits of hell, know that this movie will be amazing. And for those who have never played this game, imagine JACOB'S LADDER meets HELLRAISER. There is no way this movie will suck. You have Christophe Gans (Brotherhood of the Wolf) directing, and Roger Avary (Plp Fiction, True Romance) writing. The only way this movie will suck is if Britany Spears performs at the end while giving birth to her second child on stage. while her trailer park trash sperm donor of a husband performs his wack ass hip hop song while wearing the Burger King guy's mask...yea. Any who can wait to see it...Peace and Blessings yall.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

My Graphic Design Skillz

Most people don't know, but before i started doing animation, i was doing Graphic Design. It was alright...crappy money. I wasnt good enuff for big companies, but i was too over the top for small ones. Kinda Like being over qualified or under qualified for a job. Besides it was boring. Doing wack design after design sapps your creativity. But I gotta do it sometimes. Like now, i'm really broke, but i have to do what i must to survive. This is a party that my brother and his friends are putting together. I like working on my brother's flyers, 'cause while he knows what he wants, he lets me get creative and have fun. That's always cool in my book. Till Next Time...PEACE AND BLESSINGS!! ^_^

Friday, April 14, 2006

My Inconvenient Truth

Wassup...I just saw a preview for the movie "An Inconvenient Truth." It's a movie about Global Warming...I did not know it was that serious. Al Gore hosts the documentary and throws out facts about global warming that will blow your mind. If u value your existance on this earth, check out the preview and the movie when it comes's the trailer, Till next time... Peace and Blessings.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

My Muscular Woman...

You know, sometime i draw my female charcters and people tell me that they are too "deisle." I say BAH!! I went to see an african Dance show last week, It was incredible!! I couldnt help but notice the one girl who was soo defined. Her muscles were huge, but she wasnt exagerated like the body builder type. She was graceful, but BAD-ASS! One moment she was a Bad-Ass woman warrior and the next she was as graceful as a Queen. I draw my female characters as bad-asses only because i know how strong women are. This character of mine, Assata, is the leader of DSX..leader of a revolutionary movment. So is she gonna look like B'yonce or is she gonna look like a hard hitting revolutionary leader that will whup ur ass like a one legged man in an ass kicking comtest? Till next time Yall. PEACE AND BLESSINGS!! ^_^

My Sprout...

Introducing Aje. She is the second leading character in the story of DSX. She is sent from Africa to search for Aza Khan. Deadly assasin and martial artist. She is not to be messed with. When she first joins the cast of DSX her head is shaved. She cut her locks because she had to mix in with the slaves under the rule of the OWG (One World Government). As the story progresses hair hair begins to grow back. She'll explain the significance of her locks and what they mean while they are growning back. So at this stage she is known as a sprout. Her locks are like the sprout of a tree. Till Next time yall...Peace and Blessings. ^_^

My Hero...

Assata Shakur...What more can i say. One of my heros. So much an infuence on me that i made this character "Assata Ayo" after her. Strong Black women to lead a nation.
What's funny is i found out recently that the president of BET was a black woman. It shocked me, how can an educated black woman let a network run her own African sisters thru the mud?
See if you ask me i will tell you that men and women are equal on every level. This President of BET is proof of that. Proof that a black woman can screw her own race to get ahead like any other black man could....till next time yall. Peace and Blessings.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

My Foxy Lady...

So i havent drawn a sexy girl for a long time. Today my homegirl Damoli came thru and wanted a pic of a sexy Fox girl. I never drew a sexy fox-girl, so i figure there is a first time for everything...till next time, Peace and Blessings yall. ^_^

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

My 30th Birthday...

I made it!! I'm here!! 30 years old. Jeez i cant believe it...15 years ago i was 15, and 10 years ago i was 20, where does all the years go? Anywho i been listen to the theme of Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex Like crazy, its officially my # Song on Maybe its cause i'm a big fane of the series. Check it it out. Till next time. PEACE AND BLESSINGS!!

Sunday, April 09, 2006

My Christmas in the Silent Forest

No More LIQUOR!!! Thats it for me. No more!! Last night i went to my boy Raj's birthday bash. It was fun at first. But then i drank mad Rum and Coke...bad move. I was throwing up all over the place, and crying about my life. try and picture a 6'1" 300 lbs black man cryning. LOL. Looks wierd doesnt it? I must have lost ever cool point i gained with my friends last night. Ask me why i was crying...I dunno. Maybe i have a lot more on my mind than i thought i did. I'm one of those people that holds everything in. So i guess being drunk takes away that wall that i put up. Never again. I love my friends, they were there last night trying to make me feel better. But i'm still embarassed. So this little video represents my mood today. Enjoy. Till next time yall.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

My Consistancy

I'm on page 2 now. Things are moving a bit better. My boy Kendall Patterson has just joined the DSX family, he's helping me on Colors, so things should move a little better. Till next time yall. Peace.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

My Romantic Fantasy

Who said Revolutionary Evolved Humans can't fall in love? Just cause i dont have a girlfriend in real life, doesnt mean my character should suffer from my non-existant love life. So for all the people that are in love at this moment, or even like someone very much...take a moment and appreciate this pic and remember how that special someone makes you feel. Till Next time yall. Peace and Blessings!! ^_^

My Creative Juices...

Yes!! My momentum is back!! everything is starting to come back into place...aaahhhh what a good feeling. I'm actually goint to keep the pages in this Issue TOP SECRET. I dont wanna give away the cool stuff until it comes out. ^_^. So i'll post a panel here and a panel there. Yall will just have to wait and find out. In the meantime, Here's Aza waiting to whup some NWO Ass!!!! Peace and Blessings all!!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

My First Panel.

Hey all! So after some time and preparation for the next issue, I started the first Page. I was kind of scared to start working on the book again. Really because i wanted to out do Issue #0, but i began to realize that I have to let is flow. The book will get better with my progression as an artist. I realize that there is a lot of competition out there in the world of comics. In fact one day u can be the hottest thing out there and then the next day your low rate help. One of my problems used to be that i let the competition intimidate me. I would feel confident about artwork i did and then see a comic that knocked everything i did out the box, i would say, i cant keep up. But with the help of some Sage advice from some really cool mentors in the industry, i looked passed all that. While i was so busy trying to out do everything i saw, i didnt let myself grow as an artist, i wasnt expressing myself. That was my problem. Sometimes that feeling coming back up, but its on a different level. dealing with the business and political aspects is a whole different story. If my mom didnt raise a strong man...I would've given up by now. Till next time yall. Peace and Blessings!! ^_^

Saturday, April 01, 2006

My Rotting Self...

As i approach the 11th of this month, which is my 30th birthday, Many things come into my mind...Will i be successfull doin my project DSX? Will i meet that certain someone? Will i be able to live financially comfortable? Will i have kids? All that stuff swirls in my head everyday.
I have friends and family that are very supportive of what i'm trying to accomplish with my project. Thing is, it seems some of them say they are supportive but dont understand what i'm trying to do. Recently i have been getting nagged to stop "Rotting Away." Rotting away? what does that mean? Is it because i dont hang as much? Is it because i'm workin hard trying to make a life long dream come true?
I have worked Really Really Hard on DSX. Months of drawing, preperation, hustling, everything i need to do to get this going. I spent 4 months not living with a steady paycheck to do this, and what little money i did have, i put into my project. People need to understand that there is no progress without struggle. Do ppl think i like not having money, not being able to hang out, or even connect with someone of the opposite sex? Of coarse i do, but i also have an obligation to myself to reach i goal that i set out for. All the other things will come in due time.
So in conclusion, I know i'm young, but i'm not that young. I know that life is creepin up on me. I know that if i dont do what i need to do i will look back on my life and say i should've this or should've that. Which is why i HAVE TO FINISH DSX. I get it ppl. I know what i need to do. Now stop nagging me...

My Hustle...

Wassup yall. You know, ITS HARD OUT HERE FOR AN ANTI-PIMP. I guess if i was making a comic book full of big guns and big boobies, or big swords and big boobies, i would have been published by now. But its all good, its just the state of the industry i guess. I've been hustling trying to get my stuff out there. Sapps all your creative juices...what a drag. Any who I was bored this morning and drew an Aza pic, I dunno something subtle...something for the ladies!!..hehehehe. I'm workin on issue 1 now, i'll have some sketches to show during the week. Till next time Yall. PEACE AND BLESSINGS!! ^_^

Thursday, March 23, 2006

My Comic Ads.

Hey everyone. Since my Book is on sale, I wanted to do some cool ads for it. I've been such in a creative slump. But for the past 2 days i've been feeling the juices flowing again. Check em out. ^_^ Until next time. PEACE AND BLESSINGS.

My first Blog.

Wow! So this is my first official post of the year. I made this Blogspot acount last year, but i never got a chance to actually "Blog." So here it is. For everyone that doesn't know me, My name is Chuck Collins. I'm an illustrator/animator based in good ol' NYC. I worked on a bunch of various gigs such as the GettoSake cartoons. I worked for my good friend Aaron Augenblick at AugenBlick Studios. So i've been at this animation thing for a while, about 5 or 6 years. Alot of my influence is anime. People have a problem with that, i dunno why. What's Anime ever done to hurt
Anywho...I have been working on a project called DSX for a while. It's not until the end of 2005 i had actuall time to work on the book. I finished it in Feburary, its was fun but very frustrating. See i can't afford to hire a colorist, writter, inker, letterer, so i had to do all that myself. Not to mention the business aspect of getting your stuff out there. The Story of DSX , tho very cliche, is probably a hard story to tell. It's your average Post-Apocolyptic story, but it has political undertones. Its hard to be free in this soiety. Freedom of Speech in this country doesnt exist anymore. While it's ok to say the word NIGGA, BITCH, HOE, Etc. Talking about the government and its backwards policies is frowned upon.
It exists everywhere i guess. Look at at Hip Hop. While rappers like 50 cent is allowed to fill up white america with false images of what African American culture is "supposed" to be like, Lyricists like Paris, Chuck D., Mos Def, and Common get close to no radio play at all. There is no variety cause the record companies wont allow you to HAVE variety. This with in itself is censorship. Portraying the negative aspects of any culture for personal gain is wrong. But it seems to be the "American Way" at this time.
The same applies for comics and animation i guess. I remember when Akira came out (the manga, not the movie), people ranted and raved how great the story was. A post-apocolyptic society with real social and econmic problems, and a revolutionary group that opposed the system that kept them down. It was great when a japanese artist tackled the problem, but when a black dude from brooklyn does it, its angry alien conspiracy retoric. Even in anime like Ghost in the Shell Stand alone Complex, they deal with revolutionaries that are (and i quote) "as charasmatic as Malcolm X." Many of the characters on this show even quote Che Guevara.
What i'm trying to say is, i dont want to go in the traditional ways of comics, where there is some cape toting character saving the world from alien women with big breasts and big guns. I wanna go deeper. Now dont get me wrong, i like some of those cape toting stories, i grew up watching superman. So as "pro-black" as i am i like a little superman action, but i want variety. Which is something that comics, music, movies, entertainment period, doesn't have.
Anywho, enuff of all that. I have plenty of time to talk about all of my problems with the "biz." DSX is complete and ready for sale. You can purchase a copy of it at ComiXpress
Here are a few samples of the pages in the book if you need pursuasion.