• Artists On Our Radar: Hakim Callwood

    Illustrator / Designer: Hakim Callwood ( Instagram )   Hakim Callwood is a 24 year old freelance illustrator/designer from Columbus, Ohio. His work ranges from painting, animation, and teaching. His influences stem from Japanese animation, video games, and comic art. His long term goal is to create educational hands on visual art workspaces. You can view more of his work on his website and donate to his Patreon account here.   Black Panther   Untitled   Flowers   Pomegranate   Space Woman   Spaceboy  

  • From Cosmic To Crops: Why Black Hammer is The Best Current Superhero Comic by Colin O’Neill

    From Cosmic To Crops: Why Black Hammer is The Best Current Superhero Comic By Colin O’Neill   Jeff Lemire is a cartoonist I have reverence for, perhaps because he’s Canadian (like me) and a few of the comics he’s created are set in Canada. Not only that, but his art style is wholly unique with his thick, bold brush work that makes scraggly figures who look like they’ve lived a hard life, with black beady eyes that stare through you and your soul and communicate one emotion: pain. His work is raw, categorizing the impermanence of nature, indigenous rights in Canada, fractured family dynamics, and hockey (yeah, yeah, insert “Sorry…

  • Jason Walter of Warvel Comix Takeover!

      Jason Walter received a BA in Comparative Literature from Clemson University in December 2004. In August 2006, he received his MA in Comparative Literature with a minor in playwriting from Clemson University. Walter has taught English at Clemson University, Seneca High School, and Tri-County Technical College. He currently teaches at the University of South Carolina in Aiken while also working at the Morris Museum of Art.   Walter has made animated music videos for Burger Records, and one of hiss music videos was even featured on BurgerTV. Walter has also been self-publishing his graphic novels and comic strips since 2011. In 2014, his sequential art was featured in the anthology…

  • Derek M. Ballard in a Post Erotic World

    Derek M. Ballard is a cartoonist with an unmistakable style that blends geometric shapes and strange sexual imagery. His art is beautiful, disruptive, yet unsettling and different. In other words, he is absolutely everything the underground comix scene has represented since their conception. Currently residing in Gainsville, Florida, Ballard creates title cards and storyboards for the popular Cartoon Network show Adventure Time in addition to pursuing the dream of self-publishing comic books and zines. He says he originated “post-eroticism,” which I gather as seeing erotica as a form of entertainment rather than a sexual arousing manner as seen in his art. With both of Ballard’s Cartoonshow comics, Cartoonshow #1: You…