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Eye Candy's Blog – August 2015 Archive (38)

AFROPUNK EXCLUSIVE: 'When We Were Kings' Comic - Chapter 2

AFROPUNK exclusively publishes a new multartist web comic, 'When We Were Kings'. The series, created by Alverne Ball, is a post-apocalyptic story that examines the human nature of survival and its toll on the physical and mental stability of a former astronaut; exploring the perception of human connection, the loss of social laws, and the diminishing of natural resources as it correlates to modern-day life. The series will feature some of the comic industry’s “rising star” Black…

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Added by Eye Candy on August 31, 2015 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

FEATURE: 'Niobe: She Is Life' - Amandla Stenberg's Upcoming Comic Book

Check out the cover of Amandla Stenberg's new comic book, 'Niobe: She Is Life' (out in November). According to Bleeding Cool, the actress and activist was working on a prose novel 'Niobe' with fantasy author and publisher Sebastian A. Jones; however the planned novel has now been turned into a comic, with illustrations from Chicago artist…

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Added by Eye Candy on August 28, 2015 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

FEATURE: 'Type Faces', The New Series From Visual Artist Samuel Rodriguez - Mixing Typography And Portraiture

Explore the latest work from Samuel Rodriguez, the California based artist known for his portraiture styles of "Topographical Portraiture" and "Type Faces". It's the latter which he focuses on in his new series of work, mixing typography and portraiture. Rodriguez states, "'Type Faces'…

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Added by Eye Candy on August 28, 2015 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: 'DayBlack' - Keef Cross' New Graphic Novel About A Black Vampire Tattoo Artist

Check out the new graphic novel series from Atlanta based visual artist Keef Cross - 'DayBlack'. The series centers on vampire Merce, a tattoo artist who became a vampire after he was bitten by one while working in the cotton fields (a slave during the U.S. slavery era). Its creator, also a tattooist, has joined forces with…

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Added by Eye Candy on August 28, 2015 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: Acclaimed Authors Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie And Zadie Smith Explore Race And Feminism In New NYPL Podcast

Check out this amazing podcast (via the New York Public Library) with critically acclaimed authors Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Zadie Smith. In their candid conversation (recorded at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture), the two writers discuss…

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Added by Eye Candy on August 27, 2015 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: "Photographer Explores The Beautiful Diversity Of Redheads Of Color"

Check out these images from London-based photographer Michelle Marshall, her on-going documentation of Redheads Of Color - or as the The Huffington Post states, "documenting…

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Added by Eye Candy on August 26, 2015 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

AFROPUNK FEST PHOTO RECAP: The Crowd

As always, the crowd was a very important part of AFROPUNK Fest NY! Photographer Richard Martin shared his favorite looks from the 2015 edition, which took place last weekend in Brooklyn. Check out some of the shots below + more images …

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Added by Eye Candy on August 24, 2015 at 5:15pm — 2 Comments

AFROPUNK EXCLUSIVE: 'When We Were Kings' Comic - Chapter 1

Last month AFROPUNK announced that it would publish a new multartist web comic, 'When We Were Kings' - an eight-part series, consisting of a five-page standalone story - and now we are kicking off the series with its debut chapter. The series, created by Alverne Ball, is a post-apocalyptic story that examines the human nature of survival and its toll on the physical and mental stability of a former astronaut; exploring the perception of human connection, the loss of…

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Added by Eye Candy on August 24, 2015 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

FEATURE: 'Rock Against Racism' - Upcoming Exhibition of Syd Shelton’s Documentary Photography

Between 1976 and 1981, the movement Rock Against Racism (RAR) took over Britain - its primary aim: confront racist ideology. Formed by a collective of musicians and political activists (with the slogan 'Love Music, Hate Racism'), RAR fought fascism and racism by organizing concerts across the country; putting reggae and punk bands on the same stage. British photojournalist Syd Shelton was the RAR's official photographer, and his documentation of the movement will…

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Added by Eye Candy on August 24, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: 'Afro-inks' weekly illustration by Eddaviel

Eddaviel (who was a Live painter at AFROPUNK Paris) takes his favorite AFROPUNK ‘Afro Of The Day’ images and creates illustrations weekly. "A line, created by a drop of ink that becomes an expression of afro traits."…

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Added by Eye Candy on August 21, 2015 at 3:58pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Creating A "Stimulating, In Your Face, Visual Language" - The Art of Jibola Fagbamiye

Explore the art of Nigerian-born illustrator Jibola Fagbamiye. Based in Toronto, Jibola's work (in his own words) "fuses digital design, traditional painting and comic illustration with funky chaotic textures to create a stimulating, in your face, visual language" - influenced by artists such as Ernie Barnes, Andy Warhol and comic book artists Joe Maduera and Frank Miller. Among the pieces featured below is Jibola's poignant tribute to Sandra Bland, of which he…

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Added by Eye Candy on August 21, 2015 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

PHOTO ESSAY: #BlackOutDC March - By Photographer Phillip Herring (CoffeeShopStudios)

Take a look at this great photo essay from photographer Phillip Herring, documenting the recent #BlackOutDC march/protest (Herring is the creator of CoffeeShopStudios, focusing on film and photography in the Washington, D.C. area). Explore below.

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Added by Eye Candy on August 20, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: 'Red Origins' - The New Anime Series That Explores African Oral Folklore With Magic And Futurism

Check out 'Red Origins', the new African anime series. The series is a collaborative project of brothers Onyi and Obi Udeh (founders of Kolanut Productions - an up and coming independent animation, comic, and game productions company focused on diversity) and centers on African magical futurism. An exploration of African Oral Folklore, 'Red Origins' follows Obi, Temi and John as they "mystically get transported to Neo Africa in 2070". Its…

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Added by Eye Candy on August 20, 2015 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

FEATURE: The Surrealist Murals Of Brazilian Street Artist CENA7

Take a look at the captivating street art of CENA7, aka Michel. Born in São Paulo, the Brazilian street artist and poet is known for his large scale and surrealist murals. Explore his stunning and bold work below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor

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Added by Eye Candy on August 19, 2015 at 11:53am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: "Photos That Celebrate - and Challenge - Feminine Ideals" - The NY Times Spotlights Photographer Delphine Diaw Diallo

Check out these striking portraits from Brooklyn-based photographer Delphine Diaw Diallo. The hair-inspired images were recently highlighted by The New York Times as "photos that celebrate - and challenge - feminine ideals", a feature which includes Diallo's collaborative work with hair sculptor Joanne Petit Frere. In regards to this collaboration, The Times …

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Added by Eye Candy on August 19, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: 'EclecticWeirdo' weekly illustration by Nadya Nickels - Q-Tip

Artist Nadya Nickels creates weekly illustrations for AFROPUNK showcasing the 'Eclectic Weirdos'. This week's piece is a 24x30 watercolor tribute to Q-Tip.

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Added by Eye Candy on August 18, 2015 at 11:57am — No Comments

FEATURE: The 'Black Chronicles II' Exhibition - Rare Portraits Of Black Victorians In Britain

Check out some of the photographs from upcoming exhibition 'Black Chronicles II' (which took place in London late last year). Curated by Autograph ABP - and produced in collaboration with the Hulton Archive, a division of Getty Images - the collection of rare images depict both ordinary and prominent…

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Added by Eye Candy on August 17, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Meet Moon Girl (aka Lunella Lafayette) - Marvel Comics' New Heroine

Meet Moon Girl! Marvel's New Superhero. Launching this fall is Marvel’s next comic series 'Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur' and its leading lady is a black pre-teen super genius named Lunella Lafayette, aka Moon Girl (described by Entertainment Weekly as a “female…

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Added by Eye Candy on August 17, 2015 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

FEATURE: 'Afro-inks' weekly illustration by Eddaviel

Eddaviel (who was a Live painter at AFROPUNK Paris) takes his favorite AFROPUNK ‘Afro Of The Day’ images and creates illustrations weekly. "A line, created by a drop of ink that becomes an expression of afro traits."…



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Added by Eye Candy on August 14, 2015 at 10:39am — No Comments

FEATURE: "Liberation Art For Young Black Women" - The Photography Of J. Kirven

Check out the latest images from fashion and lifestyle photographer J. Kirven, aka Jonathan Kirven. Hailing from Richmond, Virginia, the 23 year old centers his work on women's empowerment (capturing dynamic women within his community). He tells us: "The goal of my photography is to empower young women especially of color while giving them a sense of liberation and freedom from anything that may be holding them back or hindering them. Many people refer to my work as…

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Added by Eye Candy on August 14, 2015 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

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