Aesthetic Grooves

New York Comic Con 2012

New York Comic Con 2012

Although I had a press pass and was on a mission to throughly cover this annual event, I took some time out to share the Comic Con experience with my sister. This was her first trip to Comic Con and we had a great time. It was a bit overwhelming for her and my feet, as after a couple of hours they felt like they couldn’t move another inch. But in the end it was truly worth it, as she enjoyed herself and spent as much money money as she could.

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Afroella

Afroella

I met these cats at the New York Comic Con. When I heard them talk about their love for Blaxploitation and how their character was based on the film genre, I knew I had to include them in Aesthetic Grooves.

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Black Action Tees

Black Action Tees

I met this cat at NYCC and I was reminded of my childhood. So I had to give Black Action Tees a shout out!

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J.M. DeSantis

J.M. DeSantis

I met JM at the Bronx Heros Comic Con this year. We discussed his work and I mentioned that I thought it would be a good fit with our Aesthetic Groove blog. I would like to thank JM for for submitting his work. Much success on “A Saviour in the Dark” and “Chadhiyana and the Serpent”. Looking forward to seeing you at New York Comic Con.

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The Obamas aka The Incredibles

The Obamas aka The Incredibles

Enuff said!!! Vote 2012

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Jabaar L. Brown

Jabaar L. Brown

I met Jabaar Borwn when I attended ECBACC earlier this year. We talked for a while and Jabaar was so energetic and passionate about his craft that I wanted to introduce him to our readers. I found his stories to be engaging and wanted to read more. I recommend you pick up a copy of one of his comics. It’s worth the read.

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Alden Spurr “Mac” McWilliams

Alden Spurr “Mac” McWilliams

Alden Spurr “Mac” McWilliams was born February 2, 1916 in Greenwich, Connecticut. Alden drew for several comics including I Spy, Man From U.N.C.L.E., The Wild Wild West, and Star Trek.

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Team Ups That Never Happened But Should Have

Team Ups That Never Happened But Should Have

Super-Team Family is a comic book anthology series that was published by DC Comics in the 1970s and lasted for fifteen issues. These comics featured a mix of original and reprinted stories.

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Joe Kubert 1926 – 2012

Joe Kubert 1926 – 2012

Comic book artist Joe Kubert, aged 85, passed away on August 12, 2012 from multiple myeloma. His influence upon comic books and comic book artists is monumental.

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Babatope Oyawusi

Babatope Oyawusi

Babatope Oyawusi (aka Bobby) is a brother I was introduced to by a friend. I spoke with Bobby and attended his art show which was presented by Apple Bottom Jeans in New York. I was pleasantly surprised by the work Bobby created and found myself captured by the messages coming from his series “Label Whores”. I am not one who is into “Labels” so I was able to appreciate this body of work.

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Robert Trujilo

Robert Trujilo

I came across this brothers’ site and I dug the work he produced. According to his blog page, Robert Trujilo is Love and Light, Father, Illustration, Murals, Storytelling, Trust Your Struggle Collective, Come Bien Books, Learning, Dancing and Flowing and Hue-man. Check out his work I think you’ll dig him to0!

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Sista ToFunky’s Interview With Robert Schnakenberg

Sista ToFunky’s Interview With Robert Schnakenberg

I recently had the opportunity to interview Robert Schnakenberg and discuss his Spoof Comic books Soul Trek Volumes 1 and 2.

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Urban Shogun

Urban Shogun

One of the things that was really cool about the 1970’s was the Kung Fu flicks that I used to watch on TV and in the theaters. I recently discovered a really cool martial arts based online comic series called Urban Shogun. The minute I saw this work, created by Mase, I knew it would be a great fit for the Aesthetic Grooves blog.

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Tony Puryear and Erika Alexander Talk about Concrete Park

Tony Puryear and Erika Alexander Talk about Concrete Park

How many of you already know that the co-story/spec/screenwriter for the Arnold Schwazenegger thriller Eraser (co-starring Vanessa Williams) was Black? Or that he has also penned scripts for Mel Gibson (the remake of Fahrenheit 451), and worked on projects with Oliver Stone, Jerry Bruckheimer and Will Smith?

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Bookwater’s Curse

Bookwater’s Curse

I met Steven at ECBACC and I was happy to see someone providing a different perspective on vampire stories. After speaking with Steven I knew I wanted to share his work with our visitors. I’m planning on taking his books with me to read on my vacation.

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Lazymills

Lazymills

New York City native, Lazymills is an artist, designer, comic artist and animator. Throughout her young career she has designed logos, graphics, concepts and has been a solo producer/onewoman production studio on two animated music videos for MC Frontalot, SYOR Rebel Youth Society LLC and JA RULE.

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Chronicles Of A Broke Ass Artist

Chronicles Of A Broke Ass Artist

The purpose of Aesthetic Grooves is to give up and coming artists a platform to exhibit their work. In pursuing this endeavour, I have met several artists whose work I like. Lana Andrade’s comic strips and watercolors fall into this category. They are funny and to the point and her water color art is hip, kool and sexy. I hope you do too! Check out her blog page. You can also find additional drawings on her facebook page.

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Jerome Walford and “Nowhere Man”

Jerome Walford and “Nowhere Man”

I met Jerome Walford at the Bronx Heroes Comic Con and ran into him again at the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC), where we discussed his Nowhere Man character. I then spent some time on his website and I knew that I wanted to share his work with our visitors. I think you will really enjoy getting to know Jerome and Nowhere Man.

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Jaycen WISE

Jaycen WISE

I’m delighted to exhibit the work of Richard Tyler and his character Jaycen WISE. There is a sense of mystery that surrounds this character that leaves me hungry for more…well done!

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FRANCO

FRANCO

I was introduced to Franco’s art recently and was impressed with his use of 1960’s and 1970’s culture, politics, entertainment, and sports imagery in his work. I particularly dig his unique spin on the Fist Afro Pick, which back in the day represented Black Power and the Revolution. I am glad to have Franco’s art as a part of our Aesthetic Grooves blog. I hope you enjoy.

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