facesofmemphis:

[He was drawing a fire-breathing rooster called a bazan, which is a Japanese mythological creature.]"When I was in art school I wanted to write graphic novels. But then when I got out I realized, that’s a lot of work! I taught as an adjunct for two years at MCA. I worked a 9 to 5 job, in the art world, but still, 9 to 5. I had to quit after three months. It just wasn’t me. I do freelance illustration now, mostly for country-wide publications, nothing local. Sometimes I do projects like murals or commissioned portraits; that’s always a lot of fun. Doing caricatures is fun too, and it’s good drawing practice!"

facesofmemphis:

[He was drawing a fire-breathing rooster called a bazan, which is a Japanese mythological creature.]
"When I was in art school I wanted to write graphic novels. But then when I got out I realized, that’s a lot of work! I taught as an adjunct for two years at MCA. I worked a 9 to 5 job, in the art world, but still, 9 to 5. I had to quit after three months. It just wasn’t me. I do freelance illustration now, mostly for country-wide publications, nothing local. Sometimes I do projects like murals or commissioned portraits; that’s always a lot of fun. Doing caricatures is fun too, and it’s good drawing practice!"

nedahoyin:

classicethnichistoricalvibez:

Yvette Stevens at 16 years old after befriending activist and Chicago native Fred Hampton in 1967 joined the Chicago chapter of the Black Panther Party. Her duties were to hit them streets and sell the Black Panther newspaper and she also helped start the free breakfast for children program in Chicago. She states “”I saw what they were doing and it seemed to me that they were making sense.” In 1969 she left the Black Panther Party,she states “”I acquired a gun at one time and right then I realised it was not really for me…” A Yoruba priest at the Afro-Arts Theatre she attended gave her a new, very long name: Chaka Adunne Aduffe Yemoja Hodarhi Karifi. Only the Chaka stuck and with a marriage to Hassan Khan she had become CHAKA KHAN. 
See Source HERE:


CHAKA..

nedahoyin:

classicethnichistoricalvibez:

Yvette Stevens at 16 years old after befriending activist and Chicago native Fred Hampton in 1967 joined the Chicago chapter of the Black Panther Party. Her duties were to hit them streets and sell the Black Panther newspaper and she also helped start the free breakfast for children program in Chicago. She states “”I saw what they were doing and it seemed to me that they were making sense.” In 1969 she left the Black Panther Party,she states “”I acquired a gun at one time and right then I realised it was not really for me…” A Yoruba priest at the Afro-Arts Theatre she attended gave her a new, very long name: Chaka Adunne Aduffe Yemoja Hodarhi Karifi. Only the Chaka stuck and with a marriage to Hassan Khan she had become CHAKA KHAN. 

See Source HERE:

CHAKA..

(via the-original-dtwps)