News Flash! I now have a print shop open on Curioos.com!
Currently, only a few select pieces are featured, but I'll add to the collection periodically, as time goes on.
|Art/Design – James Stanley|
Colors – Leonardo Bruno
Brain-child of comic artist James Stanley, Part-Time Shuffle is a slick mix of grindhouse glamour and samurai swordplay. An action/adventure comic with Japanese style and hip-hop swagger. It is the story of Meiko Schultz, owner of a quaint hobby shop left to her by her parents. When Meiko finds herself in a financial crunch, she grabs a little part-me work…….. as a Yakuza assassin!
However, her dept will be the least of her worries. The seedy world of professional killing bears bitter fruit.
I was fortunate to receive an “early-screening” of Episode 00: Reasons, the debut issue. It’s an excellent taste of whats to come in subsequent installments, as Meiko’s saga ignites.
Readers can drop right into this universe with ease. The narrative’s unique and original, yet has a nostalgic familiarity. A pastiche of cultural and cinematic elements mixed better than a martini.
With ultra crisp art and cornea-punching colors, you get a visual treat to feast upon like a wolf on speed. However, this comic also has the distinction of being more than just an illustrated book. It’s an experience. Each episode comes with an accompanying soundtrack listing so that readers may truly feel the rhythm of chaos unfolding. You don’t just read Part-Time Shuffle, you groove to it!
Thirsty? Want more? Can’t wait to grab a copy? Well, you’ll get your chance soon enough at the Society of Illustrators’ MoCCA Arts Festival 2014 on April 5-6 at 128 East 63rd Street, NYC.