Mixtape Comics


I’m on a roll hahaa

Once I saw @fireandlifeincarnate,@aromanticgcallen@rennskye text post parody of Guns and Ships I fell in love and just had to draw it. All credit goes to http://fireandlifeincarnate.tumblr.com/post/132066871012/fireandlifeincarnate-fireandlifeincarnate


RACHEL DUKES is coming to TCAF!

“Rachel Dukes is a MFA graduate from The Center for Cartoon Studies (2013) who self-publishes on her website Mixtape Comics. Despite her attempts to avoid being a cat-lady, her most popular strips always feature her cat…” - Full Bio at TCAF site

Artist’s Website: www.mixtapecomics.com

TCAF is The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, taking place May 9-11, 2014, in Toronto, Canada. More at http://torontocomics.com/


4 Pages 16 Bars: A Visual Mixtape Vol. 02 Raise It Up (2015)

Edited by Jiba Molei Anderson

“The 4 Pages | 16 Bars: A Visual Mixtape trade paperback series is a celebration of where true diversity exists in this industry, a sampler for potential fans to enjoy unique intellectual properties, a showcase for existing and upcoming talent as well as a source guide for those fans to purchase these books. 

The contributors for this second volume include Tim Fielder (Matty’s Rocket), Joe Robinson Currie (Punx of Rage), Anthony Piper (Trill League), Roye Okupe (EXO: The Legend of Wale Williams) and many more. Each of the artists and writers in this series bring a unique, but shared viewpoint, in the creation of their work. The comic book industry is more than DC or Marvel. The scene is more diverse than Image or Dark Horse. This is visual Jazz, Rock, Funk, Hip Hop and electronic music. This is art for the people.”

Get it now here

Jiba Molei Anderson is the owner of Griot Enterprises and creator of its flagship property The Horsemen. He has also written the educational text Manifesto: The Tao of Jiba Molei Anderson as well as Chronicle: The Art of Jiba Molei Anderson, and maintains The Afrosoul Chronicles a blog dedicated to the discussion of race, politics and the business of popular culture. 

Mr. Anderson is also a part of the fine art community having various one-man and group shows including being featured in the book Black Comix and guest lecturing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art with The Horsemen’s inclusion in The Smithsonian’s permanent library. 

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We asked A. Degen to provide us with a playlist to accompany the mostly wordless Mighty Star and the Castle of the Cancatervater and he provided us with your weekend soundtrack and this most excellent image. Enjoy!

1. I Only Have Eyes for You - The Flamingos

2. Mr. Egyptian Hologram - Otto Von Schirach

3. She (1977)- The Misfits

4. Me Ting Is Mine - Fitz Vaughan Bryan and his Orchestra

5. Je n'avais qu'un seul mot à lui dire - Serge Gainsbourg

6. Geek Down - J Dilla

7. Side 8 (Big Gums Version) - Tobacco

8. Cruel - Enon

9. アイツのテーマ - ゆらゆら帝国

10. Born to Love One Woman - Ric Cartey

11. Last Night I Had A dream (promo 1969) - Randy Newman

12. Metal on a Gun - Lansing Dreiden

13. Can You Get To That? - Funkadelic

GET TO KNOW YOUR ZINESTER: Mixtape Comics Describe your most recent zine.

My most recent zine is Frankie Comics #1: a collection of comic strips based on interactions with my cat, Frankie. I started the strip as a exercize while I was in grad school. It accidentally gained a following online, so I’ve decided to keep doing it. At least for a little while longer.

Name three of your influences and how they affected your work.

A lot of my recent focus has been on the technical aspects of simple, visual storytelling. Artists who cartoon simply, utilizing the grid when laying out their pages. Over the last few month, I keep going back to Everything We Miss by Luke Pearson, Primates by Maris Wicks, and A User’s Guide to Neglectful Parenting by Guy Delisle. While they’re three very different types of stories, they all successfully utilize simple visual styles to tell a story quickly and without much dialog. Which I appreciate.

Read the rest at the LA Zine Fest blog!



Be at Isotope Comics this Saturday at 8 PM for a release party that’s featuring Special Edition copies of Wuvable Oaf, limited edition bookplates, a special Wuvable Oaf MIXTAPE! And win a one-of-a-kind doll of Oaf creator Ed Luce, hand made for just this amazing event. 

And all weekend long in San Francisco, the Cartoon Art Museum is hosting their second annual Queer Comics Expo, celebrating diverse queer voices in the cartooning medium. Ed was a special guest last year, and is back tabling in his hometown!

Download Free Mixtape: “Samurai Shin Vs Xia-Dawn: Ken”

Co-creator/Executive Producer of Samurai Shin, Mikel M., collaborates with Xia-Dawn to create a music mix of hip-hop & jazz on the new mixtape called “Samurai Shin VS Xia-Dawn" Features From Xia Dawn, P.Soul,Kuro Silence,Mikel.M,Tripstyle,AJB4 & Voice Over Actor “LeQan Bennett” Also Two New Comic Strips From “Samurai Shin” Episode 1 Comic Book 

Intro - Amir Atsuko (Lequan Benett) [Prod.Mikel.M]
Brand New Day [Prod. Xia-dawn]
Combat [Prod. P.Soul]
Tripstyle - Samurai Shin
All Flows Reach Out (A.F.R.O.) [Prod. Kuro Silence]
Sword Work [Prod. Xia Dawn]
*Bonus AJB4 - I Be That (Samurai)

Download Here

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“I can’t risk you.”
For two super ladies who will always have each other’s backs.

break the fall laura welsh  |  give me love (cover) demi lovato  |  you were mine tess emma  |  superstar broods  |  halo (cover) lotte kestner  |  soldier ingrid michaelson  |  superlove charli xcx  |  so far away (acoustic) mary lambert  |  oh my god ida maria  |  i do susie suh  |  hardest of hearts florence + the machine  |  mess is mine (cover) sara ljung  |  feels like coming home jetta  |  raise hell brandi carlile  |  first day of my life (cover) millie tizzard  |  the call regina spektor  |  do i wanna know (cover) christina grimmie  |  treacherous taylor swift

Listen here.

Cover art via here