Beyond the Garment Podcast Interview w/ Sky Welkin

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Last week I had the opportunity to chat with Drew Joiner for his podcast, Beyond the Garment.  Lasting just a little over a half an hour, I go...

"Welcome to the Terrordome"

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This past weekend my homie Chuck bought me a ticket to go checkout this Public Enemy themed exhibit called "The Terrordome".  it was my first time seeing Chuck...

Sky Welkin Atelier: Autumn 2020

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This weekend was "quite alright".  As many of you know I migrate back and forth between being an illustrator/painter and a creative director/graphic designer for my brand, Sky...

Woke on Hulu

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WOKE n Hulu is a very dope show by/about cartoonist Keith Knight, whose Patreon account I subscribe to.  I've always felt odd being a black cartoonist/illustrator largely due...

Revisiting the Pop-Up at Dairy Block

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Now that it has been a few days since the pop-up i've gathered my thoughts on my time in the gallery space.  From the 9th through the 13th...

Nipsey Hussle on Patience

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Nip's presence is really missed but his music and words of wisdom live on forever.  I came across this interview where he speaks on patience and karma and...

Adjustment Period - COOL

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About a month ago I did the artwork for Adjustment Period, a dope duo consisting of Sydney Jane and Carlitta Howard (aka the love of my life).  They...

Self Respect VS Pride

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In an effort to stay vigilant in my pursuit of putting out a compilation of my comics/toons (tentatively called "Illustrated Isms") I find myself trying to explore two...

WeeBees: Context is Sanity

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Always attempting to find Provocative things for Master WeeBee to say, my friend Julian called me saying, "Context is Sanity".  I liked the way it sounded and he...

TRIUMPH - Otis Fonde

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A couple of months ago a friend of mine reached out to me and asked that I provide the art for his upcoming album.  I was excited to...