Not Lost in Space: A Love Letter to My Internet & IRL Friends

[Art by Becca Hyman from her Peppermint Gun Comic]

Last Saturday, I attended the 4th Annual Black Comic Book Festival at the Schomburg Center in Harlem. The Center was packed with over 5,000 (mostly) black and brown folks of all ages. I love attending events like these because, to quote my friend Cynthia, “It feels like a family reunion.” It was beautiful.

I found a group of amazing black and brown folks who are kind, creative and passionate. Not only do we share a love for comics, games and anime, but also have the shared experience of being a PoC in an oppressive world. Some of these people I’ve only met once, and some not at all. Either way, they are the homies.

We may not see each other in person often (if at all) but we’re always in each other’s mentions, DMs and comments. We can talk about the latest issue of Saga and share our wash day routine. We share One Punch Man fan art and links in the same message. No code switching necessary.

We value each other.
We inspire each other.
We support each other.
Without them, I’d be lonely.

If you think I’m talking about you, I am.

New York Comic Con 2015: Gimmie The Loot

Here are all of the goodies that I got from NYCC. This post was half done a month ago but life has been kinda crazy so better late than never as they say!

The Divine 

The Divine is a fast-paced, brutal, and breathlessly beautiful portrait of a world where ancient powers vie with modern warfare and nobody escapes unscathed. (via Amazon)” This is a perfect example of why you should judge a book by its cover. (I bought this from the Kinokuniya booth along with Virgil.)

Eliza Frye 

Her art made me stop in my tracks!



“Betrayed, beaten, and banished by his own, an outed cop fights his way across Jamaica for revenge! (via Image)” Virgil was a thrill ride. Buy this!

Jordie Bellaire is GREAT & They’re Not Like Us 

Jordie Bellaire is my favorite colorist. If you read (good) comics, chances are Bellaire is the colorist on one of them. She’s crazy talented, hardworking and to top it all off she’s a super nice person.

About two years ago I was tweeting sweet nothings to @whoajordie about her coloring and she said she was going to the upcoming New York Comic Con and she’d give me a little something. I promptly melted. Sadly, she couldn’t make it to NYCC that year. But she didn’t forget that convo. This year she tweeted at me that she wasn’t going, but Declan Shalvey (another talented artist) was going and she would give him something for me to pick up. I was just beside myself. I didn’t think she remembered a few tweets she exchanged with a fan two years ago, let alone decide to give little old me something.

Fast-forward to the con and I pick up my gift from Bellaire via Shalvey and it’s volume one of They’re Not Like Us written by Eric Stephenson art by Simon Gane and colors by Jordie Bellaire. Now I’m already reading this comic because duh, why wouldn’t I be? But I didn’t have the first volume which I was excited to get. And then to have it blessed by Jordie Bellaire herself was one of the highlights of New York Comic Con. She did a cute little sketch and wrote, “Thanks Jamila”. Thank YOU, Jordie. For real. Thank you. It never gets old when you realize someone you’re a fan of is a really nice person.

Tephlon Funk


Tephlon Funk is an anime/manga and hip hop inspired comic with plans to come out as an anime as well. TF is one of those projects that I could just throw my money at without knowing much about the story because the art is so dope. This post was supposed to go out when the Tephlon Funk Kickstarter was live so y’all could fund it. But alas, life did its thing, and now the Kickstarter has ended but thankfully it was funded!

Alitha Martinez

Alitha Martinez is a talented artist who has worked for DC and Marvel and we’ve been on two panels together about Women of Color in Comics. Martinez had a booth in artist alley and I HAD to cop her art. I picked up two postcards and a beautiful erotic comic called Foreign: Gifts and Curses: Pillow Book.



My friend Roshi is reading Wayward and told me she loved it and I should read it, too, so I stopped by writer Jim Zub’s booth in artist alley and picked it up. The cover is filled with cats so I’m already a fan.

Markus Prime

I’ve been a fan of Markus Prime for a while now. I love his creative, race swapped characters. He was at NYCC supporting Amandla Stenberg and Ashley A. Woods’ new comic Niobe (see below). He also did a variant cover for the series. He didn’t have a booth but he was nice enough to bring two prints for me to buy from him the next day!

Ego Rehab by Dave Crosland


While in artist alley, I did my usual “scan for artists of color and women to buy from” and came across Dave Crosland’s booth. I bought his comic Ego Rehab, which is an autobiographical story where Crosland is rescued from lack of inspiration by his adventurous inner child. It sounded like fun so I picked it up!

Niobe: She is Life Print & The Untamed

I stopped by the Stranger Comics booth to support the new series, Niobe: She is Life. It’s written by Sebastian A. Jones, and Hunger Games star and activist Amandla Stenberg with art by Ashley A. Woods based on layouts by Stranger’s Art Director Darrell May. Unfortunately, issue one was sold out but I managed to snag a gorgeous print and and the hardcover of The Untamed. Niobe seems to be sold out pretty much everywhere so lucky you if you managed to get a copy!

Nowhere Men


My love for Nowhere Men runs deep, y’all. Very rarely do I fall in love with every bit of a comic but I did with NM. It was young love, but just as we were getting to know one another, my heart was broken when it went on a hiatus with no mention of a return. I felt like I was left at the alter. Despite its abrupt stop, I continued to tell anyone who would listen to read Nowhere Men. But as they say it’s always darkest before the dawn and it was announced that Nowhere Men was returning.

When is it returning? Not sure exactly, sometime next year. But just like Nana, I’ll wait forever for its return. This announcement, however, came with upsetting news. The original artist, Nate Bellegarde, won’t be returning with it. I’m really sad about this and will probably never get over it, but I understand. For a minute or two, I tried to figure out how to describe the way Bellegarde’s art made me feel, but I can’t. I’m speechless… Or rather wordless. I wish him all the best. He is talented beyond words. I’m looking forward to Dave Taylor joining the Nowhere Men team as the new artist. (Oh, and shout out to David Brothers for being awesome!)

Flamecon – NYC’s First LGBTQ Comic Con


I was beyond excited to attend NYC’s first LGBTQ Comic Con, FlameCon! It took place during Pride Month on June 13th at the fancy Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn. Geeks OUT presented the con, which is a NYC based nonprofit dedicated to building a better community for LGBTQ geeks.

True Gender Equality

FlameCon had preferred pronoun stickers for attendees to wear which included “Ask Me” and “Them/Their/They”. They also had gender neutral bathrooms. Just two simple additions to a comic con made the 2,200 attendees feel comfortable and welcome.

The Happiest Con

FlameCon is the happiest comic con I’ve ever attended. This all happened because of one simple, but important word, respect. Attendees felt free to be their geeky selves without fear of harassment because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.


There was A LOT of Steven Universe cosplay so I was basically in heaven.

Special Guests & GaymerX

My favorite special guests were Kevin Wada (artist), Cecil Baldwin (Welcome to Night Vale) and Dylan Marron (Welcome to Night Vale) to name a few! GaymerX had a game room and Nintendo and Atari both had booths.

My Loot

It was pretty hard to not spend all my money, the con was filled with talented creators and vendors. The MC in “Node” by David Rondinelli is basically Sailor Moon if her dad was Batman, so what’s not to love?

I had the chance to meet Hazel Newlevant, editor of “Chainmail Bikini” which is an anthology of comics by and about female gamers. She was super nice and her booth was full of great comics. I picked up her “Poly Glot, Cunning Linguist”. I really loved the honesty and emotional complexity of her short comic.

I couldn’t resist picking up this beautiful Hirsute Heroines postcard set by Hayley Blatte. Just look at the gorgeous purple pit hair!

I’m a big fan of simple black and white art (I blame manga for that). So I knew I couldn’t walk away from Niki Smith’s booth without buying something. “Some Did Rest” was the “depressing” comic as Smith described it. It was inspired by, “the thousands of students killed in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, and the impact of a natural disaster on a society with compulsory population control.” It is pretty sad, but also really beautiful.

Up With The Sun” and “Friends” are Smith’s LGTBQ-friendly erotic comics. “Up With The Sun” is about a polyamorous relationship with a cisgender woman, transgender man and a cisgender man. “Friends” features a threesome with two cisgender men and one cisgender woman. I’ve read smut and ecchi manga before, so it was nice to read a comic where the eroticism of the story is healthy and balanced. You can read and subscribe to “Friends” and “Up with the Sun” on the erotic comic site Filthy Figments. She has more erotic comics as well!

FlameCon plans to have another con next year, hurray! Follow them on Facebook and Twitter for updates. Oh, and stay tuned for another FlameCon blog post about the ‘Secret Identities: Transgender Themes In Geek Culture’ panel I attended.

50 Pieces of Beautifully Strange “Welcome to Night Vale” Fan Art

I first discovered Welcome to Night Vale during one of my many endless scroll sessions on Tumblr. I kept seeing Night Vale fan art, so I downloaded the podcast and well, my life hasn’t been the same since.

If you don’t know…

“WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.”

The writing is quite brilliant and very very strange. There’s a heavy H.P. Lovecraft influence except it’s light on the serious and heavy on the funny (despite the odd and terrifying events that happen in Night Vale).

The Night Vale fan community is filed with some of the most creative people I’ve encountered in any fandom. I originally just wanted to share a few pieces of fan art but somehow ended up with 50… whoops!

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By cocokatand_now__the_weather_by_coraorvat-d6glmid

“And now the weather” By CoraOrvatbest_furry_pants_by_isthatwhatyoumint-d6eo6k6

“Best Furry Pants” By isthatwhatyoumint

Cecil & Carlos By Little Ulver

Cecil and the hovering cat By Fancy Maple Syrup Cecil-is-very-into-science-these-days-welcome-to-night-vale-35482693-264-500

By Viriaclose-your-eyes-let-my-words-wash-over-you-you-are-safe-now-welcome-to-night-vale-welcome-to-night-vale-35323397-442-500

By Ghostly Spectre night_vale__pluto_by_n_a_s_h_i-d6g4cud

By n-a-s-h-iOld-woman-Josie-and-her-angel-guardians-welcome-to-night-vale-35476712-375-500

Old Woman Josie and Her Angels by Injured Dreams The-man-in-the-tan-jacket-welcome-to-night-vale-35304716-417-500

The Man in the Tan Jacket by Steammmpunkwalking_the_dog___welcome_to_night_vale_by_dontevenknow_anymore-d6e6nsg

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Old Woman Josie By I Draw Nerdy Thingswelcome to night vale fan art 3

By crocker-incorporated
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“The Traveler woos Cactus Judy, Night Vale’s third most beautiful woman.” By gingerhaole welcome to night vale fan art 5


By Meadow Rue
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By nekosd43
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“Old Woman Josie and her friendly, helpful angel. Even though we all know angels don’t exist, as the Sheriff’s Secret Police all quietly, yet forcefully, remind us.” By xiggehwelcome to night vale fan art 8

“A Story About You” By devileatscake
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By Meadow Ruewelcome to night vale fan art 10

By artfulhypothesiswelcome to night vale fan art 11

“Dana” By Meadow Rue welcome to night vale fan art 11

The Glow Cloud By the-everlasting-ashwelcome to night vale fan art 12

By mashellebellewelcome to night vale fan art 13

“There is a cat hovering in the men’s bathroom at the radio station here. He seems perfectly happy and healthy, but he’s floating about four feet off the ground, next to the sink. ” By Sekrawelcome to night vale fan art 14

Perfect Carlos By jinxesswelcome to night vale fan art 15

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By Rhoda-the-Echidnawelcome_to_night_vale_by_deangrayson-d6k1u8m

By DeanGraysonwelcome_to_night_vale_by_puffsan-d6g659m

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What Dog Park? By At The Bearicades of Freedom wtnv____meat_smell__by_purinrinrin-d6eu55f

“It seems that all over Night Vale, books have simply ceased functioning. The scientists are studying one of the broken books to see if they can understand just what is going on here. The exact problem is currently unclear, but some of the words being used include ‘sparks,’ ‘meat smell,’ ‘biting,’ and ‘lethal gas.’ For your own safety, please do not attempt to open a book until we have more information on the nature and cause of these problems.”
– Welcome to Night Vale Episode Three “Station Management” By purinrinrin

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By Sury to the Rescue


Game of Thrones 80/90s Art by Mike Wrobel

If you’re like me, you always wondered what the citizens of Westeros and Essos would look like in the ’80s and ’90s. Alright, I admit, it’s never crossed my mind. But after checking out Mike Wrobel’s renditions of our most loved and hated (Joffery, I’m looking at you) characters, it’s funny how perfect they fit in that era. I wouldn’t mind seeing an episode or two of them in a totally screwed up version of Full House.

Here’s what Wrobel had to say about his series:

What “Game of Thrones” would have looked like if the action had been set in the 80/90s?

What if swords, bows, spears and armors had been replaced with some NES guns, bats and tracksuits?
This is a fun project i ve been recently starting, imagining all the characters fighting for the throne in a 90s grunge/gangsta era.

You can find Mike Wrobel on…

Arya Stark

Arya Stark

Bran Stark

Bran Stark

Brienne of Tarth

Brienne of Tarth



Cersei Lannister

Cersei Lannister

Daenerys Targaryen

Daenerys Targaryen

Jaime Lannisert

Jaime Lannisert

Joffrey Baratheon

Joffrey Baratheon

Jon Snow

Jon Snow

Khal Drogo

Khal Drogo

Maergery Tyrell

Maergery Tyrell

Robb Stark

Robb Stark

Sansa Stark

Sansa Stark



The Hound

The Hound

Theon Greyjoy

Theon Greyjoy

Tyrion Lannister

Tyrion Lannister

Tywin Lannister

Tywin Lannister

White Walker

White Walker



Artist Alley: Julian Lytle

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I met Julian Lytle at New York Comic Con last year and we’ve became BFF’s on Twitter every since. He’s one of the few people I know who have a love for trap music and comics. Other than that connection, I’m a big fan of his art. What sets him apart from others is how he often mixes urban/street culture with comics and geek culture. For those who are fans of both, it’s a match made in heaven.

Interview with Artist Julian Lytle

It can be hard for some aspiring artists to make the first step towards pursuing art as a career, how did you know that’s what you wanted to do? 

by Julian Lytle daredevil_and_elektraWell for me it was something I was good at from an early age. I drew a lot and I got into this PBS children’s show called Secret City hosted by Mark Kistler. Along with Joy of Painting and the debut of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles really helped me to do it. But what really kept me into art really was the people around me. A lot of my elementary school really pushed me in art. Looking back my pursuits in art weren’t that much different than kids who were in sports. Art is what people knew me for. My peers loved what I did and so did the adults so it’s really the only thing I have ever known that I would do. The thing is actually doing it is something else entirely.

As comic book fans, I feel like we all have that one series that changed the way we viewed comics. For me it was Grant Morrison’s The Invisibles. Is there a series that did that for you? 

Hmm for me it’s hard because I started off reading more adult fare. I read DKR when I was 7 and Year One when I was 10. I was reading Concrete and Elfquest instead of all those books other kids were reading in 5th grade. So the comic the melted my brain was X-Men #1 by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee. It’s the comic that made me say I want to collect and read comics all the time. It’s what made read Wizard Magazine each month. It’s serious what made me want to draw comic books. Now as an adult and I’ve become more and more jaded it has been Grant Morrison’s work that keeps me interested in Superhero books. I think that right now the whole 10 years or so of what Morrison did at DC is what changed my thoughts on what you can do with the standard ideas of a how to tell a superhero story.

What’s the origin story of your webcomic, Ants? 

Guns and Honey by Julian LytleSo I made up the Ants in 9th grade (1994 was a good year) for a comic me and some friends of mine were doing at the time. We never finished the comic because one of us moved away but I still drew them all throughout high school. I always saw them as comic strip characters since before I got in to comic books I was super into comic strips. I high school they never really did anything but just hang out and that’s really all I did. When I was in college and part of the Pratt Institute comic I decided to bring them back out and do strips that along with doing nothing they would also explain urban or hip things to people who aren’t up on that stuff. So after college I’d go through times of drawing it and then just starting over. Then as time went by I got closer to 30 and Biggie’s Real Niggas lyric “Being broke at 30 give a nigga the chills” rang out in my head. Now Ants doesn’t make me rich nor did I expect it but I did need to just do it and not worry about how or try to get syndicated. So I decided to make a comic that was about them hanging out (which is in a meta way about me) while keeping the explaining certain trends and slang for people who aren’t into it and then add in some current events. The current events came from Doonesbury because I loved that comic as a kid until I was an adult so I thought I could put some of that in my comic. I also didn’t want to be as preachy as the Boondocks. While I love it he went in on Bush heavy. I see both sides as worthy of poking. On the internet I have full power over it and I really didn’t see or don’t see a webcomic like mine.

I really dig your superhero + album cover mashups on Deviant Art. How do you come up with those combinations? the_notorious_cable_by_julianlytle-d3fhykh

Well it’s always been in the back of my mine and my homie Sean Causley so we decided to make a Tumblr with these mashups called Longboxes on 22s. For a long period we were going hard in the paint but then life caught up with us. If you listen to rap there has always been references to superheroes or cartoons all the time. We just decided to take it to another level. Also I’m not going to lie Marvel did some 90s inspired covers and they had War Machine live Kurt Cobain in “It Smells Like Teen Spirit” video and I was nah both him and Iron man is Wu Tang this is wrong. Why is it always rock that they characters are turned into? A Drake album fits a pre-new 52 Superboy (Conner Kent) than most other types of genre especially if you read that character for a while. So that’s where it came from and the Tumblr has over 58k followers so I guess some folks really like the idea.

I’m completely in love with your Guns n’ Honey series (and currently have one as my computer wallpaper). Can you share with us how that series came about? 

New Guns N' Honey 1It’s actually has a sad beginning. See my mother died in the summer of 2006 and after that I really didn’t draw much at all for little while. It wasn’t until the late fall until I started drawing again using cool picture of women in magazines I bought. From that a cool phrase a friend of mine gave me popped in my head. He said I should do something with it. So the first ones I did were in black and white and they looked pretty good. All my art school buddies that I still talked to thought they were good. So I decided to do some more this time in color. The thoughts behind the early Guns N’ Honey were the image I saw at the time in a lot of the rap videos at the time. They were very glossy; scantily dress women are all throughout, a lot of grandstanding about violence and criminal acts, and a lot of emphasis on high end fashion labels. So I thought what if I mashed up fashion illustration with guns and the words from the more gutter rap music. With it I also enjoyed playing with graphic elements and trying to keep things to very limited colors. As time went on I got into other influences like sixties and seventies movie posters and old crime novel cover illustrations. Also I noticed that females I met at cons or other places seemed to like my pieces not only because of what they looked like aesthetically but also they like seeing a female in that type of stance like the protagonist of something that’s tough. From robbing a bank or getting revenge. Now my plans are to mix up some more of old comic iconography with more trill rap though to change it up.

We have some great Twitter convos about hip hop, particularly our mutual love for trill/trap music and southern hip hop. Is there an old or new hip hop track you’d love to illustrate and put your spin on? By Julian Lytle_Jubilee_sketch

I’ve literally been trying to figure out how to turn Slick Rick’s Mona Lisa into an Ants strip since before I put the strip out. I also in my brain have a reboot of Marvel’s Gen X in head where an issue would just be Ghostface Killah’s “Run” line for line with Synch for GFK’s verse and Skin for Jada’s verse. I have a lot of ideas for comics and series with certain rappers’ catalogues as inspiration though. I can’t say them cause then folks is going to steal them. Because I know they are that fresh. I do plan on one day somehow making a screwed and chopped comic story.

If you could choose three writers (dead or alive) you would love to work with, who would it be? 

This is a very hard one because some of my favorite writers are artist themselves. But I’d love to work with Grant Morrison one day. I think I found out about him later than a lot of his diehard fans but it was one of the first times I thought that ideas in my head about superheroes weren’t weird. I finally saw someone not living in the past but using elements of the past and what is actually going on in the world to make fresher comics. I’d love to work with Naoki Urasawa. That man makes the tensest comics in the modern world right now. It’s has so much suspense. I’d like to work with Matt Fraction because going by his twitter and interviews I think he would get and know all my random rap and slang references. Like we could title a comic Trill and he’s know what it meant in an interview, feel me?

Are you working on any upcoming projects? 

ElektraRight now I’m still putting out Ants twice a week well when I don’t get overwhelmed by my life and get too tired and miss an update. I hope to have a printed comic version for NYCC this fall and I’m slowly working on laying out a collection of Ants for the near future. The Ants comic I plan have at the cons is the first 20 pages of Ants vs. Blilluminati (or Black Illuminati). Also I’m checking my reserves to see if I can do another comic for the con in a completely different style and structure. I really want to do something digital using HTML 5 on the web and Adobe’s Digital Publishing Suite and get some interesting comic apps out there on both iOS and Android that aren’t tied to Comixology and can use some different techniques besides just screens with stuff popping up and no use of changing panels or text and maybe pop ins. Some cool information or a different way to do note and thought balloons. So much more can happen. I think so of the Batman ’66 stuff Jim Lee announced might do some of the ideas I had so I better hurry up!

Do you have any advice you have to aspiring illustrators? 

That’s a really hard question. I’d say take opportunities when they come at you. I’d say diversify and use this new tech world to the fullest. Use instagram, Pinterest, and Tumblr. Start things that make you draw each week along with whatever jobs you get. Really push and get work and get your stuff seen. I’d say that from what I’ve learned in the last few years you need to blend what is thought of as the fine artist with what you expect of the commercial artist. You should attempt to get into group shows and solo shows along with doing great jobs for companies. It’s all about building your brand. With everything being so democratized in terms of creating things it’s more important to cultivate who you are to get people into your stuff. Make a dope identity.

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Brussels Made in Asia Convention: Manga & Anime Art Show

Check out the artwork from the Brussels Made in Asia convention. The artists created work based on their favorite manga and anime from the 80s and 90s.


Matt Ferguson – Akira


Ibraheem Youssef – Akira


Matthieu Lauret – Dragon Ball Z


Arian Noveir – Totoro


Juicefoozle – Tribute to Kaneda


Carlos NCT – Vegeta


Hexagonall – Gatchaman


Raphael Cohas – Ken (Fist of the North Star)


Andry Rajoelina – Saint Seiya


Anne Viouly – Dr Slump


Ben Guy – Takeshi


Chad Gersky – Optimus Prime Chris-Gerringer-Racer-Family

Chris Gerringer – Racer Family


Greg Guillemin – Robots Nono



Ibraheem Youssef – Love in the Middle East JB Roux – Goldorak

JB Roux – Goldorak


JB Roux – Golgoth


Lerms – Saint Seiya Manuel-Kilger-A-Stranger-In-The-Alps

Manuel Kilger – A Stranger In The Alps


Oskunk – Saint Stencil Seiya


Ronan Toulhoat – Space Cobra Yves-Jo-Malgorn-Space-Sheriff-Gavan-X-Or

Yves Jo Malgorn – Space Sheriff Gavan X-Or


Raphael Cohas – Pegasus


Raphael Cohas – Andromeda


Greg Guillemin – Famous Capsules Manga

[Via Geek-Art]

Chungkong’s Minimalist Geek Art Posters

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I’m living in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. At my day job I’m a creative director for an ad agency. At nights I’m designing my own stuff.
How long have you been making art?
Since I can hold a pencil. Off course it wasn’t art then, but drawing and making my thoughts visual was allways my thing.
Where do you get the inspiration for all of your art?
I never about inspiration. For me being creative is a craft, it isn’t about being inspired. Just starting and making things. It is like Yoda told Luke: “Do or do not, there is no try”. Inspiration has nothing to do with making art.
Frame950-No144-My-AKIRA-minimal-movie-posterHow would you describe your artistic style?
When I started out designing, I strongly belied that “Less is bore”. Ironically, these days the majority of my work is about minimalism. So less is more, but I could not do it without that little devil on my shoulder telling me again and again: “Less is bore”, “Less is bore”. It keeps me sharp.
Favorite artists?
These day’s: Thierry Guetta aka Mr. Brainwash. Confusing and controversial, how much artist can you handle.
Do you have plans for any upcoming series?
They come as the go. Whenever I feel the need to make some.
Which film, book, game or show would you want to live in for one month?
One month, no more, as a vacation. Middle earth. I kind of like living where I’am right now.
If you were on a deserted island what would video game, comic/book, movie, TV show would you bring? 
Just some crayons and whitepaper. Nice low-tech stuff.
Where can we find you in the web?

20 Pieces of Artwork from the Dead Space Exhibit in Paris

From the Louvre to Montmartre, artistic culture has always thrived in Paris. Now I’m not well versed in Parisian gamer culture, but I think it’s a good sign when Paris holds an art exhibition spotlighting a video game. EA and Geek-Art put on the Dead Space Art Show at Dernier Bar Avant la Fin du Monde in Paris, France to promote Dead Space 3. The exhibit runs from February 7th to March 7th, so if you happen to be in the area, you should definitely check it out!

If you’re interested in buying prints you can get them on Geek-Art’s online store.

By Nicky Barkla

By Nicky Barkla


By Mike Puncekar

By Mike Puncekar


By Kilger Manuel

By Kilger Manuel


By Ben Guy

By Ben Guy


By Anna Tluczykont

By Anna Tluczykont


By Hannes Beer

By Hannes Beer


By Josh LN

By Josh LN


By Anne Viouly

By Anne Viouly


By Youssef Ibraheem

By Youssef Ibraheem


By Rajoelina Andry

By Rajoelina Andry


By Nicolas Obery

By Nicolas Obery


By Lerms

By Lerms


By Barrett Biggers

By Barrett Biggers


By Roberts Ball

By Roberts Ball


Dead Space By Matt Ferguson

By Matt Ferguson


By Justin Van Genderen

By Justin Van Genderen


By Van Genderen

By Van Genderen


By Fran Asensio

By Fran Asensio


By Arian Noveir

By Arian Noveir


By Greg Guillemin

By Greg Guillemin

Etsy Crush of the Week & Giveaway: NH Vinyls

Love my prints!

Nick’s Etsy shop NH Vynals is a great example of how less can be more. I have two of his minimalistic prints and a hand painted vinyl piece and they are all great quality. Read more about Nick, his shop and how to win a print!

Interview with Nick of NH Vinyls Etsy Shop:

Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

Nick: My name is Nick, and ever since I was little I have always been to cars and the art world. The one thing I aspire to in life is to be happy, as I believe everything falls in place when your happy. When I am working on cars or drawing new designs, I feel happy, and doing something you love is the best feeling in the world.

Where do you get the inspiration for all of your designs?

Nick: Recently I have been watching a lot of old cartoons on Netflix. I think that’s how I was first inspired to start my poster art collection. It reminded of the days of my younger years where the most important thing was Saturday morning cartoons.

How would you describe your artistic style?

Nick: At the moment I have become obsessed with Minimalist Art. But I see myself adding more and more detail to my new collections. So I guess it depends on how I wake up that morning.

If you were a mutant, what would your name and power be? 

Nick: I would have to be Ironed Claws or something like that. It would be a mix of Iron Man and Wolverine. I love the science and technology behind the Iron Man suits, and Wolverine is just unstoppable practically. With self-healing and a iron suit, you can’t go wrong.

If you were on a deserted island what video game, comic/book, movie, TV show would you bring? 

  • Video Game: Grand Theft Auto
  • Comic Book: Iron Man Collection
  • Movie: Transformers, Avengers, Fast and the Furious and this list could go on forever =)
  • TV: The bigger the better
  • And a sofa of course.

Where can we find you on the?

Three (3) Lucky Readers will win a poster from NH Vinyls!

  • 1. Shout out your favorite print from NH Vinyl’s Etsy Shop in the comments section below
  • 2. Like (if applicable)
  • 3. Follow @NHVinyls (if applicable)
  • * Contest ends Wednesday, Oct. 10th