August 7, 2013
To purchase the ebook of KOBK, click the “Buy Now” button at the top of the page. Thanks for the support!

To purchase the ebook of KOBK, click the “Buy Now” button at the top of the page. Thanks for the support!

April 1, 2013
KOBK Nominated For 4 Glyph Comic Awards

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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 word about our book!  

KOBK is a graphic novel, narrated by DASHAWN, a young man who balances his luxurious lifestyle with his friends, relationships and family. The story follows him as he gives life lessons to his nephew, while hanging with his crew and making time for the women in his life. The themes of what’s ethical in business and relationships, what defines luxury, romance, community and self preservation in New York City are all prevalent as the story is told. Written by C.J. Johnson and illustrated by Sean Mack.

Click here for a preview and to purchase tho book.

blackfolksmakingcomics:

The 2013 Glyph Comics Awards ceremony will be held at the 12th Annual East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC) on Friday, May 17, 2013 at The African American Museum located at 701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. It’s an annual celebration of Black comic creators and comics highlighted by Black characters, essentially the spirit of what BFMC is all about. 

Here are this year’s nominees (and if you haven’t heard of many of these titles, check out the links to some of the nominees):

Story of the Year

  • THE CALL; Steve Broome, writer and artist
  • KOBK; C. J. Johnson, writer; SMACK!, artist
  • MONSTERS 101; Muhammad Rasheed, writer and artist
  • SHADOWLAW; Brandon Easton, writer; Scott Kester and Ryo Kawakami, artists
  • ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN; Brian Michael Bendis, writer; Chris Samnee, Kaare Andrews, and Mark Bagley, artists

Best Cover

Best Writer

  • Steve Broome, THE CALL
  • Brandon Easton, SHADOWLAW
  • C. J. Johnson, KOBK
  • Keith Miller, TRI-BORO TALES
  • Muhammad Rasheed, MONSTERS 101

Best Artist

Best Male Character

  • Bomani, H.O.P.E.; Raymond Ayala, writer; Rafael Desquitado, Jacob Elijah Hallinen, and Kim Jacinto, artists
  • Dashawn, KOBK; C. J. Johnson, writer; SMACK!, artist
  • Miles Morales, ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN; Brian Michael Bendis, writer; Chris Samnee, Kaare Andrews, and Mark Bagley, artists
  • Mort, MONSTERS 101; Muhammad Rasheed, writer and artist
  • Jaycen Wise, JAYCEN WISE; Richard G. Tyler ll, writer and artist

Best Female Character

  • Christina, KOBK; C. J. Johnson, writer; SMACK!, artist
  • Larue Dalcour, CORSAIRS; Daniel McNeal, writer; Charlie Goubile, artist
  • Dyana, NIGHT STALKER; Orlando Harding, writer; David Miller, artist
  • Indigo, INDIGO: HIT LIST 1.0; Richard G. Tyler ll, writer and artist
  • Tia & Zari Jenkins, SUPURBIA; Grace Randolph, writer; Russell Dauterman, artist

Rising Star Award

Best Comic Strip or Webcomic

  • ANTS; Julian Lytle, writer and artist
  • BLACKGUARD: PSYCHO THERAPY; Willie Smith, writer and artist
  • BLACKWAX BOULEVARD; Dmitri Jackson, writer and artist
  • THE CALL; Steve Broome, writer and artist
  • MAMA’S BOYZ; Jerry Craft, writer and artist

Fan Award for Best Work (The lone award picked by you, the fans)

  • ASCENDED: THE OMEGA NEXUS; Roger Reece and Jerry Reece, writers
  • ORIGINS UNKNOWN: POINT OF AUTHORITY; Victor Dandridge, writer; Jacob Newell, artist
  • SHADOWLAW; Brandon Easton, writer; Scott Kester and Ryo Kawakami, artists
  • ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN; Brian Michael Bendis, writer; Chris Samnee, Kaare Andrews, and Mark Bagley, artists

March 18, 2013
An early sketch of Christina, one of the most popular characters from the book, KOBK.

An early sketch of Christina, one of the most popular characters from the book, KOBK.

March 9, 2013

Sean’s interview with Bodega Social about our graphic novel, KOBK. This was conducted by Ronnyl Espinal a few days after the book’s release. Aside from his book, we get insights into his work, life in Saginaw, Michigan and more. He’s responsible for the vivid yet nuanced artwork, so get to know him!

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March 8, 2013
KOBK

KOBK

February 16, 2013

Anonymous asked: I bought the novel but am not sure what the download process is. Thanks!

After you purchased it and received the email with the Mediafire link just go there and download it. It’s a PDF file that you can easily open. Thanks for your purchase!

February 15, 2013

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

February 6, 2013
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

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

January 1, 2013

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!

December 31, 2012
Excerpt from KOBK the graphic novel written by C.J. Johnson and illustrated by Sean Mack. Out now!

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

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