New art- "Love's Gonna Getcha" by @SamaxAmen (cuz you know I love drawing girls with afros)

I believe it was Pat Benatar who taught us that love is a battle field. Well, you better come prepared...

Character design- "GOLDEN MONGOOSE" by @SamaxAmen

One of my clients has a nephew who plays football, who goes by the nickname The Golden Mongoose, and wanted a mascot for the family to put on their teeshirts for a homecoming game.

Rejected character design


Real quick, I thought y'all might like to see this character design from a comics project that died on the operating table last year.

I'm doing the Character Design Challenge again. Which one of these do you like?

I'm trying the Weekly Character Design Challenge again... except now it's monthly, I guess? So the point is they give you five random shapes (above) and you create five head shots. Then you choose one and develop a turn around, then a full character. Because I'm not good at choosing, I'm letting YOU choose which one of the five characters below I will take to the next step:

SOLD! "My Hair Has Never Been Cut" by @SamaxAmen


Here's a close-up photo of Old Testament action hero Samson from my painting My Hair Has Never Been Cut (peep the full piece below). Shout out to my friend Amanda, who agreed to buy the painting (without even seeing it) based on the description "featuring Samson lounging at the crib with the original Femme Fatale, Delilah."...

"I want every little girl who's told she's bossy, to be told instead she has leadership skills." -Sheryl Sandberg

"Toon-Up" collabo by Samal McNealy and @SamaxAmen

It's been a long time since I colored someone else's artwork, but when my friend and fellow art hustler Samal McNealy commissioned me to color this portrait he was working on for a client, I just COULDN'T say no...

Two 11x17 Fan Art prints available this week from @SamaxAmen

Just like that, it's February, and there's a lot going on around here, so I'll get right to what I wanted to talk to you about:
I'm offering two limited 11x17 Fan Art prints this week, and as it turns out they both have a lovey dovey pre-Valentine vibe to them, for those of you who are feeling festive or whatever. Both pieces started out as black and white drawings I did back in 2011. This week I decided to color them and offer them as prints in the GhettoManga Store*...

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