Wednesday, February 10, 2010
The Liberators At The 2009 ECBACC Convention from CrazyAlCayne on Vimeo.
I just uncovered the video interview above (from the annual East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC) in Philly, in 2009) where I discuss the comic book I created, The Liberators. Of course, I was repping our comrade DJ Eurok's Upset The Setup movement with the classic shirt that even Dilla's mom Ma Dukes rocks (cop yours from Eurok). Crazy Al asks some good questions and uncovers how poorly I remembered my biology lessons (LOL). I did manage to shout out New Golden Era at the end.
For the folks who aren't up on The Liberators, the comic explores the real life ramifications of four young folk from the hood teaming up to shoot it out with the crooked cops, dirty politicians and drug importers who have ruined their city, in short.
The good folks at NYC-based arts and culture mag, The Liberator Magazine, were also kind enough to interview me about The Liberators as well, after we discovered we were similarly influenced by older progressive publications with that title (in my case, dating back to William Lloyd Garrison's newspaper). Great minds think alike.
The New Golden Era movement hits you in sound, in color, in black and white, from all directions!
Click here to purchase a copy of The Liberators.
Feel free to become a fan of The Liberators' Facebook group page if you dig what you hear or read in the interviews above.
A larger image of the cover to issue 3 of The Liberators can be found here and a lo-res version is below for those that can't make out the beautiful artwork by Aniekan Udofia in the video at the top of this post.
side note: Big up to Global Grind for re-posting the Crazy Al Cayne video interview, getting it few more views (that's the site where I found it).
Peace to the peaceful,
Posted by Alan Page at 3:34 AM