Posts Tagged ‘ Comic Books ’

Hip-Hop Comics: Rotten Apple

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March 10, 2014
Hip-Hop Comics: Rotten Apple

One of Hip-Hop’s defining qualities is its very lack of easy definition. It’s a style, it’s a culture, it’s an attitude.  Common usages of the term are applied to fashion, to dance, to visual art, to film, to people, to speech, to music. The criteria of what qualifies as Hip-Hop is purely subjective, and...
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Young Avengers: Now And Forever.

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January 15, 2014
Young Avengers: Now And Forever.

Last week, Marvel Comics released Young Avengers #15, the concluding issue of Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s teen superhero saga.  Over the last year, the series built a passionate fanbase for its blend of emotional drama and sweeping action, for its innovative graphic and narrative devices, and for its inclusiveness (two of the characters...
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Depth Of Field presents Hip-Hop & Comics and The Fifth Beatle programs at HeroesCon!

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June 6, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Depth Of Field Magazine presents “Hip-Hop And Comics: Cultures Combining” and “Comics of The Fab Four: The Fifth Beatle and beyond” panels at HeroesCon 2013. Creators and historians discuss Pop Music and Hip-Hop’s intersections with comic book culture at Charlotte NC’s famed media expo. Following up acclaimed presentations at New York...
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Hip-Hop Comics: Jim Mahfood part one (Los Angeles Ink Stains and various early works)

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May 28, 2013
Hip-Hop Comics: Jim Mahfood part one (Los Angeles Ink Stains and various early works)

My first exposure to Jim Mahfood’s work was a single-page story in The Song Of Mykal, an anniversary comic published by one of my favorite comic shops (Atlantic Fantasyworld, in Santa Cruz, California).  The strip followed a heroic pooch named Smoke Dog as he saved an undersea kingdom by besting a demon in a breakdancing...
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Depth Of Field presents “Hip-Hop & Comics: Cultures Combining” at Philadelphia Comic Con!

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May 20, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Hip-Hop And Comics: Cultures Combining” panel presentation at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, Saturday June 1st. Depth Of Field Magazine brings together renowned comic creators and Hip-Hop luminaries to discuss the shared history and  inspirations of the two forms On Saturday, June 1st, from 2:00-2:45 pm, Depth Of Field Magazine is...
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Hip-Hop Comics: James Reitano’s Nineteen Eighty-Five

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March 29, 2013
Hip-Hop Comics: James Reitano’s Nineteen Eighty-Five

James Reitano grew up in Santa Cruz, California, and Nineteen Eighty-Five is his semi-autobiographical tale of a teenager attempting to experience and participate in graffiti culture while living in a small seaside town.  It’s a unique kind of historical Hip-Hop fiction, a not-quite-first-person account of searching for a place in the world, seeking out...
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Album Reviews: Czarface (7L/Esoteric/Inspectah Deck), Jamie Lidell

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February 19, 2013
Album Reviews: Czarface (7L/Esoteric/Inspectah Deck), Jamie Lidell

Czarface- s/t (Brick Records, 2013) Czarface is a new project that features the dynamic rap duo 7L and Esoteric joining forces with Inspectah Deck (of Wu-Tang Clan) to produce fourteen tracks of action-packed boom-bap, and it’s an inspired combination.  The formula is pretty simple and totally irresistible: pulse-pounding drum loops and rapid-fire lyrics, guest...
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Depth Of Field presents Hip-Hop And Comics at New York Comic-Con!

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September 20, 2012
Depth Of Field presents Hip-Hop And Comics at New York Comic-Con!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Hip-Hop And Comics: Cultures Combining” panel to take place at New York Comic-Con Depth Of Field Magazine brings together renowned comic creators and Hip-Hop legends to discuss ties between the forms, upcoming projects, and shared inspirations On Saturday, October 13th, from 5:15-6:15pm, Depth Of Field Magazine is proud to present Hip-Hop...
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Hip-Hop Comics: Eric Orr’s Rappin’ Max Robot

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September 12, 2012
Hip-Hop Comics: Eric Orr’s Rappin’ Max Robot

The story of Hip-Hop and Comics is long and convoluted.  Hip-Hop began as a communal expression, a bunch of kids in the South Bronx looking for a way to have a good time and move away from the world of gangs and crime that filled their day-to-day lives.  Parties in parks and housing projects,...
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Hip-Hop Comics: An Introduction. Eighties Exploitation- Vibe, Wolfpack.

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September 4, 2012
JLA Annual Int. 3

Hip-Hop comics are difficult to define, much as Hip-Hop itself is.  They’re an entirely different thing than Pop Music Comics, and they deserve their own forum for discussion.  This is an important distinction to make, because Hip-Hop is more than just music; it’s a culture based around four elements – the music (DJing), the...
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