Monday, September 12, 2011

The Spiritual Boxer: An Interview with 52 Hand Blocks Specialist Kawaun Adon Akhenoten 7 (Part 2)

In part 2 of ‘The Spiritual Boxer: An Interview with 52 Hand Blocks Specialist Kawaun Adon Akhenoten 7(Click here to read part 1)’, Kuwaun shows that he’s much more than a pugilist.  He laments the cultural decline of New York City, discusses Brooklyn Hip-Hop’s West Indian roots, and describes the goals of a movement known as Constellation.

Kawaun Adon Akhenoten 7 (Left) and Daniel Marks (Right).

Amazing Artwork: Shawn Alleyne Pays Loving Tribute to H.E.R


While wandering around the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center on the third and final day of the 2009 New York Comic-Con, I had finally exhausted all of the main attractions.  I decided to give some of the independent creators a chance.  I happened upon a table where artist Shawn Alleyne and Writer Koran Curtis were promoting a comic they’d created called A Hero’s Diary.  They were selling posters, stickers, and a sketchbook.  Shawn’s amazing artwork immediately piqued my interest, so I decided to show my support by purchasing one of each.  I don’t know what ultimately became of A Hero’s Diary, but I still have that sketchbook.  I soon sent Shawn a friend request on Facebook.  Today he posted something that reminded me just how wise a decision that was.

WARNING: The following image contains nudity.