This ain’t no record player, kid. It’s the iconic Technics sl1200 direct drive turntable sporting the Disaster! 12″ single for their track “Rock N Roll”. Drop in to the deep end and download this ridicko 2560×1600 pixel desktop wallpaper. Click on the image to expand it in full size, and then right click and save as, or if you’re using firefox, set the image as your desktop right from your browser. It’s all for you, it’s really all for you. Don’t forget if you like this design, you can cop it on a tee shirt (12 different colors!) at mysoti.com, aiight?
Disaster! Skate punk rock like you never heard it before! The band that defies!
1995 the number- another summer. DEAR FYC concept, joshuaSELF drawing, and ROMER 456 hand-to-hand hustle sold hundreds of these YankDEEZ tee shirts mad quick. I know some people still have these in their collection. The YankDEEZ balls logo was on the chest and the commonwealth eagle with the old nyc subway token was on the upper back. I Took these photos of the design a couple of years ago. The shirt is pretty dogged but held up well over the years. I still have the transparency for this somewhere. Reminisce.
This illustration of a Jamaican moonlit night is based on one of my top ranking reggae tunes – Silver Words by the legendary Dennis Brown. Rasta!
Baby I’m not joking
And it’s not what I’m smoking
I really think you’re nice
Don’t think I’m kidding you
And don’t think I’m bidding
That silver words are your price
And Oh if you could see
The change you’ve made in me
That the angels in the skies
Were envious and surprised
That anyone as nice as you
Would chance with me
Presenting to you the young Conquering Lion of Judah- in the iconic Rasta pose.
I and I a putting this up on mysoti.com, a T-Shirt site. I created I version of the Young Lion image so I could make a tee shirt for de likkle yout in I life and I thought I would share with the general public. – Kid sizes only for now, unless someone requests something different in the comments- So if you are a reggae fan, rasta mon, or ganja plant, go to store.joshuaself.com and check out I Young Lion T shirt, seen? This design is available on white, black, yellow, red and green t-shirts. Sign up and vote for my design, it would be greatly appreciated! BIG UP YUSELF! Click on the picture of the t shirt below to go directly to the Young Lion T Shirt page. RESPECT!
The one-of-a-kind boombox, Audio2, from the Blokhedz www.MissionG.com webisodes. These are the illustrations I created and gave to our modeler, Michael Gorospe, to create the hero prop. He is equal parts sound system, DJ setup, recording studio, mixer, sampler, drum machine, sequencer, and multi-media playback all stuffed into what appears to be a normal looking radio. Will also get you out of a tight spot, if he’s feeling generous. See Audio2 in action in our animated webisodes on www.MissionG.com There may be a desktop wallpaper size version of this in the near future.
DEZ- the diminutive for the diminutive general of the gang.
MEGA! – A little someone’s initials. Because when you have kids, you’re gonna give them names that are also strong aliases, right?
Let’s start a band. I got our logo made up, even got the first album cover ready. DISASTER! sounds like a classic hardcore punk skate rock band.
Another character sketch. A graffiti writer who goes by the tag Juice. Rockin the Lo hoodie and ready to catch some ups.
This graffiti writer is catching marker tags in Liquidteks magazine #5. I’m calling him Blaze for the moment. High school graffiti writer. North Face and Air Max, so you know it’s NYC.
Sheep cloud illustration. The little lamb is named Young Wooly. He is a sheepish rain cloud. Available now on mysoti.com as a kid’s tee shirt and a onesie for the baby set. Enjoy!
A birthday card which I made for a young friend of the family. Dinosaurs were his main obsession at the time, and of course when I gave the card to him he was disappointed because he wasn’t riding a T-Rex or a raptor.
The Scrap Yard Work Bums stickball team mascot. I think I’ll call him Scrappy.
Mascot for the All City Redbirds stickball team.
Straight out the … Dungeons of Rap, where fake (rappers) don’t make it back. Well, that’s the edited version. We tidied up the words of Nas to get it past the suits, but the idea is the same. Underground rap battle sponsored by Blok Murda Records, the mainstream commercial record company dominating Empire City and the WORLD!
Boy and girl twins birth announcement. Printed up lovely with an orange envelope and the whole nine.
There should be more Jamaican gangster movies in the world. I got a title for one – Badman a Boss. This is a little in-story movie idea for Blokhedz. I made up a bunch of magazine names, movies, products, etc, for the fictional Empire City, home to Blokhedz. The image used in Blak’s bedroom is the initial sketch for this character done sometime in 2007. I spent a few hours today cleaning it up and making it fresh for 09.
The Kool Genius of Rap, also known as Nat Corona – Author of Ill Street Blues, On the Run, Streets of New York and many many more hip-hop scenarios.- This prolific street novelist has been entertaining Empire City since the 80′s.
C.D. Ridenhour. Popular author and poet. Award winning novels include Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos, Louder than a Bomb, and Night of the Living Baseheads.