This post was originally written in July 2010. I’m five years old, in the first grade, and I can’t see a thing. Nothing. Just blackness. But I can hear my mom. She’s crying, almost hysterical, and trying to do her …
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Pop Culture At Its Baddest
It seems like every day I read something, somewhere, about the lack of diversity in comics (not to mention various other pop culture mediums). Sometimes these pieces focus on gender, other times on people of color, and sometimes both. At …
Earlier this week, Run Run Shaw, co-founder of the legendary Shaw Brothers Studios, died at the age of 106. Shaw Brothers was responsible for some of the greatest kung fu movies of all time, and introduced the genre to American …
I meant to write this last week, but I didn’t. Maybe I was too busy. Or maybe I forgot. Or maybe I just didn’t feel like dealing with the emotions. I could, I suppose, offer any number of reasons that … Continue reading →
In the winter of 1995, I was facing dire circumstances. I had no regular job, aside from the occasional temp job here and there, occasionally working the front desk at a tattoo shop, and even more occasionally landing work as …
“Mr. Walker, you’ve had a heart attack,” said the emergency room doctor. “There must be some kind of mistake,” I said to her, setting off an argument I’d be having for the next two days. As it turned out, I …
I have a new book out, a collection of essays entitled Becoming Black: Personal Ramblings on Racial Identification, Racism, and Popular Culture. Here’s an excerpt from the essay “Evolutionary Being.” I take no pride in admitting that I have prejudices. …
Anyone who says Santa Claus is not black is an idiot. Want proof? Check out Black Santa’s Revenge. Black Santa’s Revenge is a short film that I wrote, produced, and directed. It is based on a short comic story that … Continue
White One Hundred: 100 Great Films Starring Only White People, #15 — Singin’ in the Rain—For the record, I’m not a big fan of musicals. In fact, you can probably count on one hand the number of musical that I … Continue reading U
At some point in life, pretty much every kid has to write a book report—those dreaded essays that prove we read a book, in which we need to recap the plot, offer character descriptions and, worst of all, provide some … Continue reading →
White One Hundred: 100 Great Films Starring Only White People, #2 – The Wizard of Oz. One of the most beloved family films of all time does not have a single person of color. All those Munchkins? Not a single … Continue reading →
To be honest, I’m tired of the same old conversation about race and racism in popular culture—especially as it relates to film. Some people get where I’m coming from, but far too many don’t, and that’s where the heated debate …
This is a total rip-off of a piece done by Mark Bode in Epic Illustrated. The character is Cobalt 60, created by his dad, Vaughn Bode (one of the greatest cartoonists of all time). I drew this back in 1985, … Continue reading →
This is an old, unfinished piece I started more than 20 years ago. This is also one of the last things I ever did as a wannabe cartoonist. I had a grand vision for what this piece was going to … Continue reading →
For the most part, I only include movie posters that have been painted or illustrated. Hard-Boiled is one of the few exceptions. This is one of my favorite posters of all time.
One of my more political cartoons from the late 1980s and early 1990s. Can’t tell you how many people looked at this one and said, “I don’t get it.”
Here’s an old cartoon I drew back in 1990.
Another classic cartoon by me. What was I thinking giving up on this?
Another one of my cartoons. This one is based on a true story. And there is a typo.
Another one of my cartoons from back in the day.
Wanted to be a cartoonist for a long time. Even was for a little while. This was done 23 years ago.
Another attempt at being a cartoonist.
Another attempt at being a cartoonist.
From back when I wanted to be a cartoonist. 25 years later, and I just now noticed the typo.
America watched in fascination when the news broke that three women, all missing and presumed dead for the better part of a decade, had been found and rescued in Cleveland. Those of us not from the Cleveland area knew little, … Conti
A lot of people have been emailing me about the status of the second book, wanting to know if and when it will ever be out. Yes, the second book will be out. I’m way behind schedule on it, but … Continue reading →
I saw Warlords of Atlantis in the theater when it came out, but somehow I don’t remember anything about it, other than my mother saying, “I’m never taking you to the movies again.” Apparently, the movie is that bad. The …
Please, don’t ask me for any details about this movie, because I don’t really remember anything thing about Spy in Your Eye other than the title. This seemed to be on television all the time when I was a kid, …
I know, It’s been a while since I’ve posted an entry into the Movie Poster Hall of Fame (or posted anything for that matter). Sorry. I’ve been busy. Here we have a great poster from THE DRIVER, directed by Walter … Cont