Cinderfella Dana Dane, boy you cuffed and claimed a dame.
Hey my main thang got my last name, ya da da mean." - Big Boi
I’m very excited to finally be able to share one of the illustrations I’ve been working on. A few months ago I was contacted by Chris Baty (of NaNoWriMo fame) to illustrate a poster centered around encouraging people to write! I had a lot of fun with this painting; it’s always nice when your freelance work allows you to do something completely different from your day job, and this poster did just that for me. If you’re interested in buying this poster (or perhaps another poster in Chris’ shop), you can find a large version here and a small version here.
Also, this week has been quite the adventure for me, as I’ve been offered a position as a visual development artist at Sony Pictures Animation on “Cloudy 2”! It’s only been one week, and already I’ve learned so much from being surrounded by the incredible talent there!
How will Black youth negotiate their generational consciousness, especially regarding issues of race, gender, class, sexuality, and American democracy? How will their diverse patterns of participation in the privileges and penalties associated with the new racism shape their political consciousness? How might coming of rage during the period from Black Power to hip hop shape the political response of this generation toward racism, nationalism, and feminism?
middle of august.
summer has that Aaliyah feelin’.