Showing posts from 2009

Something for the Xmas stocking...

A great gift idea:
STUDS TERKEL'S WORKING is named one of the best Graphic Novels of 2009 by the Village Voice.

A brief preview of what you're in for...

…and The Comics Journal says…

And still available:
Lucifer’s Garden of Verses from NBM Books.

(...and I actually get royalties for that!)
Ho Ho Ho, everybody...
Lance Tooks

The End of Cinema as we know it...

Just in time for Thanksgiving, a jumbo glazed HAM for the center of your table! Que aproveche!
Lance Tooks
(Congratulations to filmmaker Jose Skaf on a job well done!)
PS… a few kind words from Catch A Vibe about the London art show!

Should you find yourself in Londontown...


"He's a regular Harry Dean Stanton..."

...if such a thing exists!
Not long ago I shared a few war stories about my "not so brilliant career" as a movie actor. Well, the plot sickens, as they say, because every time I think I'm out, "they pull me back in!" Among my recent adventures in over-acting were a pair of odd turns in Spanish station IDs for TNT. In the first one I'm a hellfire southern preacher, (sorry Mom, but this is as close as I'm ever gonna get), of course if Tyler Perry's casting any day soon, he should know I fooled the Spaniards pretty good!

Then I made my small contribution to the de-evolution of Hip Hop with the other spot... I swore I was channeling Ice Cube, but it came out looking more like an unwanted member of the Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. (I dare you to Google them if you're too young to remember!)

Anyway, they were a whole lotta fun to do... many thanks to my friends at TNT and TCM EspaƱa. They found out about me in the first place after spotting me in a very surreal …

Still at it...

I've been asked to submit a few representative images for an upcoming coffee table book on Black Comix... most may be familiar to regular visitors of this blog, others not... but here's my two cents worth. (click to enlarge)

Thanks to John Jennings and Damian Duffy for including me once again in another of their fine projects.
Lance Tooks

Kindred Spirits...

(Click to enlarge)

The Beacon Press has some terrific Graphic Novels coming up… including Jamar Nicholas’ adaptation of Geoffrey Canada’s autobiographical FIST KNIFE STICK GUN, and Carol Burrell’s adaptation of Octavia Butler’s classic KINDRED. A call went out for artists to adapt both books and I applaud the very talented cartoonists chosen. I also took a crack at KINDRED, one of my favorite books, and I’d like to share the results with you. It was a lot of fun to try on for size, and they’re going to be beautiful books.
I can’t wait to see them.
Jamar Nicholas on his upcoming book
Carol Burrell’s SPQR Blues

Lance Tooks

Sketches from Spain...

Recently assembled sketches, done in a Miles state of mind...

Hang in there, friends...
Lance Tooks