Depth Of Field Magazine brings together renowned comic creators and Hip-Hop legends to discuss ties between the forms, upcoming projects, and shared inspirations
On Saturday, October 13th, from 5:15-6:15pm, Depth Of Field Magazine is proud to present Hip-Hop And Comics: Cultures Combining, a panel discussion at the East Coast’s largest entertainment gathering. Comic books and Hip-Hop both grew from modest origins in New York City to achieve global impact, and in the process, they have crossed over in a variety of ways – this panel will showcase new and upcoming projects from comic creators and Hip-Hop legends, shed light on the ways Hip-Hop and comics have influenced and inspired each other, and give perspective on the common history of two cultures through discussion with musical legends, artistic innovators, and cutting-edge comic creators.
Patrick Reed (editor of Depth Of Field Magazine) will moderate, and the panelists comprise many of the most influential creators in their respective fields, including:
-Eric Orr (graffiti and fine artist, graphic designer, creator of “Rappin’ Max Robot”, the first rap comic book)
-Ron Wilson (artist of Marvel’s The Thing and Wolfpack, creator of the upcoming Battle Rappers series)
-Adam “Illus” Wallenta (co-creator of the Public Enemy comic book, acclaimed MC, artist of numerous album covers)
-Ronald Wimberly (creator of Vertigo’s new ‘Prince Of Cats’ graphic novel, artist of MF Grimm’s ‘Life Sentences’ graphic novel)
-Kagan McLeod (professional illustrator, writer/artist of Top Shelf’s ‘Infinite Kung Fu’ graphic novel)
-Johnny “Juice” Rosado (DJ and producer for Public Enemy, Leaders Of The New School, Son Of Bazerk, and other acts)
-Pete Rock (pioneering producer and DJ, half of legendary Hip-Hop duo Pete Rock & CL Smooth)
-Jean Grae (celebrated MC and producer)
-Darryl DMC McDaniels (Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, creator of the upcoming DMC comic and graphic novel, member of RUN-DMC)
The panel runs one hour, and will take place in room 1A06. Preceding the panel, there will be two hours of signings with the speakers – these signings will take place from 2-4pm at table 6 in NYCC’s autographing area.