Sunday, December 28, 2008

Phonzie Davis' Left Handed Sophie

"...Davis’ artwork is a combination of styles, from the dynamic energy of Jack Kirby to the urban neo-expressionism of Basquiat to the playful, cartoonish imagery of Evan Dorkin and Peter Bagge.

"There is also a nod to generations of black popular culture, something that’s seldom reflected on the comic book racks. The iconic, gritty marker drawings on the covers of Funkadelic album covers and the bad-ass attitude of blaxploitation cinema come to mind, especially the latter’s fondness for strong female protagonists.

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