More rage per page, more slaughter for your dollar!
Join Lawrence Rawdog Hubbard at Meltdown Comics for a launch party to celebrate the release of the complete Real Deal Comix from Fantagraphics Books. Meltdown Comics, Friday – September 16th, 7PM
About Real Deal:
Real Deal Comix trades in what it calls the genre of Urban Chaos — a satiric depiction of the madness that occurs in the urban centers of America. Each story details the everyday struggles of the urban dwellers who go off on each other out of the rage and futility that their lives bring them. These people live on the edge of a precipice, where everyday tasks like going to the store or buying gas requires a stand-or-back-down attitude to survive. Every story ends in mayhem. Join G.C, Ace Brogan and Slick Willie in their adventures in da’ hood, and remember, they live a real man’s life: no matter what, they never back down. Real Deal Magazine (“More Rage per Page, More Slaughter for your Dollar”) was a self-published independent comic book created in the 1990s by Lawrence Hubbard (a.k.a “Raw Dog”) and H.P. McElwee (a.k.a. “R.D. Bone”) and inspired by magazines like Madand traditional superhero comics but satirizing Blaxploitation movies with a cast of convicts, hustlers, drug addicts, crack whores, car thieves, and murderers. Real Deal has achieved cult status over the years, especially amongst underground artists and counterculture circles, and has even been featured in a line of t-shirts from Stüssy, but has never been collected… until now. This full-color hardcover features gold foil debossing on the cover, while the interiors feature a variety of paper stocks that showcases the Real Deal aesthetic.
Meltdown Comics, Friday – September 16th, 7PM