On hiatus indefinitely. I’m trying to develop a much bigger project outside of comics, so working on that plus other things are my main priority now. I won’t be able to return to Social Skills as soon as I thought, but I’ll update with new material soon.

kobkcomic:

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Just found out that KOBK was nominated for 4 Glyph Comics Awards(Best Story, Best Writer, Best Male Character & Best Female Character)! It’s an honor for Sean and I and we’d like to thank the judges for the nominations. And, of course, thanks to everyone whose supported and spread the…

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New interview for the blog The Black Tongue where I talk about Social Skills, my graphic novel KOBK, hip hop, filmmaking and more. It was a great experience talking with Stephen Kearse and he did the most thorough interview I’ve had so far. Here’s an excerpt:
“My typical strategy for writing about interviews is to take key quotes and use them to compose an essay. For the most part, I think it works, especially if an interview is long or if it fits into an essay idea that is particularly timely. But sometimes a conversation is so pregnant with rich moments that to compose an essay is to exclude those moments, especially if they can only be fairly represented by the dialogue that took place during the interview.
Because I really enjoyed the conversation that C.J. and I had, I’ve decided to provide the full interview transcript. I had an essay in mind and it was about 80% finished, but revisiting the transcript a few days ago really made me rethink how I would present this interview. Accordingly, the full interview – all 6,000+ words – are provided below. That’s a lot to read, but if The Paris Review can do it, why can’t I?”
Click here for the full interview.

New interview for the blog The Black Tongue where I talk about Social Skills, my graphic novel KOBK, hip hop, filmmaking and more. It was a great experience talking with Stephen Kearse and he did the most thorough interview I’ve had so far. Here’s an excerpt:

My typical strategy for writing about interviews is to take key quotes and use them to compose an essay. For the most part, I think it works, especially if an interview is long or if it fits into an essay idea that is particularly timely. But sometimes a conversation is so pregnant with rich moments that to compose an essay is to exclude those moments, especially if they can only be fairly represented by the dialogue that took place during the interview.

Because I really enjoyed the conversation that C.J. and I had, I’ve decided to provide the full interview transcript. I had an essay in mind and it was about 80% finished, but revisiting the transcript a few days ago really made me rethink how I would present this interview. Accordingly, the full interview – all 6,000+ words – are provided below. That’s a lot to read, but if The Paris Review can do it, why can’t I?

Click here for the full interview.

kobkcomic:

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An excerpt from me talking about KOBK with Ronnyl Espinal when it was released on the Bodega Social podcast. 

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silentsmack:

SMACK! SpeedComics Vol. 28 - KOBK 

In this new edition of SMACK! SpeedComics take a look at the behind the scenes work on one of the pages from the upcoming graphic novel “KOBK,” written by C.J. Johnson and illustrated by myself. “KOBK” is set to release in eBook format the night of November 28th on kobkcomic.tumblr.com

Here’s a look at the illustration process of my graphic novel with Sean Mack. KOBK available now!

naiveasthedryleaves:

BRK. beanie featured in a graphic novel! It’s a collaborative project between writer CJ Johnson and illustrator Sean Mack
you can buy yourself a copy of KOBK at:
http://kobkcomic.tumblr.com
go support the arts ayyy

I decided to include a Brk beanie by my friend Zac from his imprint Brk Collective in KOBK. I didn’t even let him know it was in there until after the book was released haha I can cosign his work and great taste so check him out.

naiveasthedryleaves:

BRK. beanie featured in a graphic novel! It’s a collaborative project between writer CJ Johnson and illustrator Sean Mack

you can buy yourself a copy of KOBK at:

http://kobkcomic.tumblr.com

go support the arts ayyy

I decided to include a Brk beanie by my friend Zac from his imprint Brk Collective in KOBK. I didn’t even let him know it was in there until after the book was released haha I can cosign his work and great taste so check him out.

(Source: superbrk)

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Just as a reminder, there won’t be any new Social Skills content until January 2014. In the meantime I’ll be updating this with related work, questions, etc.

silentsmack:

kobkcomic:

Excerpt from KOBK the graphic novel written by C.J. Johnson and illustrated by Sean Mack. Out now!

Don’t forget that KOBK is still on sale as we speak. Go cop it and expect to see some interviews and such about the project sometime soon. 

silentsmack:

kobkcomic:

Excerpt from KOBK the graphic novel written by C.J. Johnson and illustrated by Sean Mack. Out now!

Don’t forget that KOBK is still on sale as we speak. Go cop it and expect to see some interviews and such about the project sometime soon. 

cjvisuals:

Images from the miniseries, “Yeah, YOU’RE Cool” which you can read in its entirety here.

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Images from the miniseries, Asinine which you can read in its entirety here.

vivelavapeur:

I just read KOBK, and if you haven’t heard about it, you should definitely check it out. I’m a big fan of the whole urban-educated-successful-blackness thing, but it is pretty lacking from a feminist standpoint; there are a few really cool, strong female characters, but it barely comes close to passing the Bechdel test and keeps maleness at the forefront. There’s also no representation of queerness, but whatever.

I really enjoyed this. Writing was intelligent, the artistry was really cool and clever, and it was made by C.J. Johnson and Sean Mack, two talented people of color. It’s totally worth the $4 and you should totally support them!

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Anonymous said: The more succes you have the more im afraid you'll get too popular and won't be this cool artist that your real fans love and appreciate. I don't want a bunch of posers knowing who you are in the next 5 years haha

Please don’t be one of THOSE types of fans.

~ C.J. Johnson