Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Black & Blue Print

The Black Male Handbook is a collection of essays for Black males on surviving, living, and winning. Kevin Powell taps into the social and political climate rising in the Black community, particularly as it relates to Black males. This is a must-have book, not only for Black male readers, but the women who befriend, parent, partner, and love them.

The Black Male Handbook answers a collective hunger for new direction, fresh solutions to old problems, and a different kind of conversation -- man-to-man and with Black male voices, all of the hiphop generation. The book tackles issues related to political, practical, cultural, and spiritual matters, and ending violence against women and girls.

The book also features an appendix filled with useful readings, advice, and resources. The Black Male Handbook is a blueprint for those aspiring to thrive against the odds in America today.

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Friday, August 15, 2008

3 Quick Questions

When will this drop?

What were they thinking?

Was this the coolest series or what?

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Sheer Genius

Preview Pilot Season Genius #1

Pilot Season: Genius #1 (W) Marc Bernardin, Adam Freeman (A)Afua Richardson (COV) Afua Richardson Alexander, Hannibal, Napoleon, Patton. What if the greatest military mind of OUR generation was born in strife, surrounded by violence and combat since birth? When the gauntlet is dropped, the question isn’t “How did 17-year-old Destiny Ajaye unite the gangs of South Central into a killer army and declare war on the LAPD?” No, the question is, “Can anyone stop her?” From the minds of writers Marc Bernardin & Adam Freeman (The Highwaymen, Monster Attack Network) and innovative illustrator Afua Richardson (Half Dead), Genius is a book that will have readers talking for months to come. Full Color 32 pages $3.99 pilot issue

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Friday, August 08, 2008


Two opinions on the return of Milestone Comics after a decade

"I specifically stayed away from saying that,(minority characters) because that’s not what it’s about. There is a depth to these characters, there is an awareness to these characters, there’s a strength in personality, and there’s great development in these characters. When you have characters like ICON, Static, Hardware, the Shadow Cabinet...these are great characters and great concepts in their own right. This isn’t about a diversity issue – this is about bringing great material into the DC Universe, and being able to add value to everything that we do. "
Dan Dio DC Comics interview

"I believe this is a huge mistake that will, over time, work to the detriment of these characters instead of their benefit. By losing the uniqueness that made them stand apart from the crowd, the Milestone heroes will, sooner or later, become as far removed from their roots as the Marvel family is now."
The Glyphs article

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

LeSean Thomas

Lesean Thomas is the Co-Director & Supervising Character Designer of "The Boondocks" on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. Season 2 AIRING NOW! StoryBoard Artist on BEN10:ALIEN FORCE and artist extradonaire'

Monday, August 04, 2008

The Event Designer

There are event designers and then there is Preston Brailey, whose style transcend the term

Above the worlds largest wedding bouquet

Check out his books here

Check out his web here and his blog here

Friday, August 01, 2008

Chop Shop

Alejandro, a tough and ambitious Latino street orphan on the verge of adolescence, lives and works in an auto-body repair shop in a sprawling junkyard on the outskirts of Queens, New York. In this chaotic world of adults, young Alejandro struggles to make a better life for himself and his 16-year-old sister, Isamar.