Today, UK-based Arrow Video announced their list of upcoming blu-ray releases for the summer, and among them is Seijun Suzuki’s Branded to Kill. I was hired to do the box art for it, based on a previous poster I did for a yakuza-themed art show put on by my pal Sloane Leong.
I’m super excited. This was so much fun to work on. The release includes Trapped in Lust, a 1973 pink film re-imagining of it that I hadn’t heard anything about before. I can’t wait to see it.
July 28 in the UK
wwwwhat am I doing with my life
Standing desk hover-bike, sorta.
Observational notes from the day before CAB. Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn NY
Drew this guy the day after CAB in NYC
An unused cover I was hired to do for a book project related to the Trayvon Martin case. Most of my ideas felt cliché at first, involving hoodies or Skittles, and I wanted to avoid that. They also ended up looking cool, rather than ominous or sad or mournful, more like a cover for a crime novel than a tragic event that’s part of huge systemic problem. Anyway, I sort of liked how this came out.
This is my entry for a project that Alison Sampson and I thought up over email while talking about how much we liked Prophet’s use of the splash page to establish environment. A collective exquisite corpse project where we each artist illustrates a piece of a city using an element from the previous piece. Anything goes as long as there is some connective tissue that will hopefully fit together as its own city in the end..
Here’s Alison’s piece, and check out her tumblr because she’s great(and doing way more of the work putting this thing together than I am). And get in touch with either of us if you’re interested in taking part.
Here’s a comic I drew that will be published in Prophet at some point in the future. It’s written by Sean Witzke, and colored by Sloane Leong(the best company I could ask to collaborate with, follow them already).
This was so fun to make. Prophet is my all out favorite monthly comic, and I’m honored and excited to be printed alongside such inspiring work.
EDIT: Much thanks to Jared Lewis who did color-flatting for it. Flatters go unsung way too often. It’s capital w WORK, and besides Jared is somebody you should definitely be looking into.