Friday, January 6, 2017

Comics, and Trades, and Graphic Novels! Oh my!

Dear Bloggers,
Wizard of Oz reference anyone?

Hey are you new? nice to meet you i'm Aj. You want to know about comics? Ok ill tell you. I'm going to assume since you are here that you are more interested in just the occasional read through of a graphic novel that you thought you would enjoy or was gifted to you. I feel like comics have been steadily on the come-back since Marvel and DC (ahem Disney/Sony have been cranking out super-hero movies with their characters, and im into it. However, personally I don't go for those. but this isn't about that. this is a introductory course!

Here I will be talking about three main types of distinctions in comics, Trade Paper backs, and graphic novels. Lets begin.
see how it has issue #1

Lets think of a comics as a part of a TV series. in a series they're are episodes and seasons that make up a series. a individual comic is like watching one episode. these are printing on magazine type paper and can easily be rolled up or stored. they are usually labeled #1, 2 ,3 etc.

Trade Paper Back (or Trades)
In this amazing TV series we have created, Trades are more like Seasons, or most like several episodes grouped together. Usually labeled Vol.1, 2 ,3 etc.

Graphic Novels
These are like movies. a stand alone story. Same type of binding a normal book may have or sometimes hardcover. Here are some good suggestions to get you going. Ill have my own later.

Its important to take all of this information with a grain of salt. the norm is not the standard. this can get really deep but those are the basics
see ya,

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Wow Chicago

So its been over a year and a half.
I magically came across my old Google account. And found this blog which i thought had been deleted.

I really don't know where to begin. I Had been working with a few up and coming Fashion Stylist, who did various events, photo-shoots, etc. But here is a Re-cap of my time in while i was blogging

my very first major fashion event
More about this here:
photo-shoot for Hush Magazine
so sad i never got around to blogging about it

And Yes I even Got To Model A few times

Fashion Show
Some other Events i did:
47th floor living

And so much more!
So life with Fashion was going pretty sweet.
When suddenly i had a change a heart on Fashion and decided to switch to Illustration and Design. I was slowly outgrowing my Fashion Lifestyle. However i still Love Fashion. I just wasn't going at it the way i wanted. And wasn't quite sure where i would find my niche.

So over the summer I had the opportunity to Intern with Michael Allen Stein, on two film sets. The experience was absolutely invaluable and If i had the opportunity again i would take it in a heart beat.
costume warehouse

On set viewing the monitor with director and team

on set on location

However Costuming wasn't really my thing either. So in the Fall I had this Amazing opportunity to Work for Top Shop/Top Man store opening on Michigan Ave in Chicago.

I worked there and 6 months later started working for Zara.
Fashion retail wasn't my thing either.

By this time i wasn't enrolled in school and was no longer living in my luxury high rise. All my opportunities had came and went and i was left with amazing memories. All my inspiration to be in fashion were gone. I still love it though but I'm still trying to find my niche. But it has been an amazing 2 and a half years in Chicago.
Ive learned so much about real life, and living, money, relationships, and friendship. Now all there is to do is move foreword

Special thanks too:
Mark and June Jones (mommy and Daddy)
Valeria Boggs
SGI-USA Chicago
Redgi Woods
Gabriel Krueger
Michael Allen Stein
Elisabeth Lissete Aguilar
Sheeon Payne and Kevin Dobash
Carl Reed & Exodus Studios
Kashif Moore
Rashid  Chapeyama
TopShop Chicago
Zara Michigan Ave.
The Illinois Institute of Art- Chicago
Harold Washington College
Potbelly's Sandwich
And All the wonderful nice people i worked with over these years!

A New Chapter has Begun, and I couldn't Have Started it with out you!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Entree lifestyle Go HARD!!!

Dear bloggers,
a few months ago i was browsing my fav urbanwear website Karmaloop i saw some real cute tees for women AND men with this label called Entree.
 I didnt pay to much attention to it untill i saw Bow Wows freestyle to 6foot 7foot on World Star (bow Wow go hard btw) what i liked was his "I'm Allergic to Bull Shit" hoodie.

Soooooo i looked it up and was reunited with the brand Entree. best of all; ITS AFFORDABLE

Alergic to BS hoodie $59

the deadtracks tee $28

fml beanie $24
girls "bighead" $23
missunderstood fleece $52


Entree Clothing from Evotek Media Group on Vimeo.

dont be asleep no more!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Music/Fashion:The Cooler Collective

Dear Bloggers,
My favorite combination music and fashion. i like alot of there T-shirts and I'm in Love with the phrase, "Yeezy Taught Me at the moment." Chris Rock was killin me with that Blame Game.

I pulled the history strait from the page:
"Fifty yards east of the 405 and 8 stories up, the members of The Cooler Collective gather each week. They roll around the office in their fancy pleather computer chairs finding inspiration wherever it lives. New product designs are posted all over the walls while lunch choices are debated. They discuss the good, the bad and the "WTF."

This collective of artists and designers gathers with one main goal - to bring you fresh designs and products.
Designed, printed & pressed by The Cooler Collective in our Los Angeles studio.
The Cooler Collective Est. 9.9.10"
got to the website  by clicking here.

yeezy taught me

Fresh Prince


just  few thing they have on there that i like.


Back to the Kan-Yeeazy.
this shit is soooo dope to me
Turnstyle T-shirts Label got the best Yeezy Taught me shirt

click here to purchase

I love all this, saddly tho these website dont have the selection i would like. Everything they do have is FRESH tho. Check It out!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

CoCo's Cool Website: Hollywood is dead

dear bloggers,
due to my infatuation with Zombie culture i came across an either inspiring or disturbing site. Hollywood is Dead. Super dope, check it out. it takes iconic movie poster and adds a bit of a zombie twist to them.
i do not own this image

be sure to check out this website hollywood-is-dead.com

Monday, January 31, 2011

Akira Chicago presents… Le Voyeur

Dear Bloggers,

Oh My Gawd! i want to go to the akira fashion show, but unfortunately, i am under 21 (just 11 more months!) but however, should anyone wish to go on my behalf i will gladly pay the 4 the ticket. Here are my rquirements:
an apparent interest in fashion
great writing skills
knows some photography
read the link for more details of the event and check your availiability. to apply please email me:
Akira Chicago presents… Le Voyeur


Monday, January 10, 2011

Happy New Year!

dear bloggers,
hey! hope everyone had a magnificent beginning to what hopefully will be the best year of your life!
Fashion=Life will be going through major changes this year, including the new opening photo (kudos to me took it myself) and many more discussion topics all for you blogging pleasure. Really the pleasure is all mine!
2011 is gonna be a BIG year but the plans i have for Fashion=Life are going to be even BIGGER! of course, as always...