Monday, February 18, 2019
It's been a long time. Life is like that. I'm trying to get back into the habit of regular blogging. I am spread across the internet in terms of art and creative participation. I spend a lot of time on facebook. Because of the instant feed back there its easy to imagine I don't need the rest of these outlets. In reality, these outlets allow me more freedom of expression. So I will be back here, as well as my deviant art page
I will still be on my facebook pages to post content, to maintain a presence there and push my works. I will just do a much better job of updating these blogs. I'm just gonna drop this list of ways to connect.
http://www.facebook.com/Kamauart -Art gallery
http://www.facebook.com/captain.kacela -Captain Kacela page
http://www.facebook.com/harleysbailbonds -Roach Page
http://www.facebook.com/earthguard1996 -Earth Guard page.
http://kmshale.blogspot.com/ - Main Blog
http://captainkacela.blogspot.com/ - Captian Kacela
http://keishaunderworld.blogspot.com/ -Keisha Underground
http://fuknockout.blogspot.com/ -Fighters Universe Fan fiction fight club
Because of the nature of these platforms I feel they are all needed. For example gif files don't auto play on facebook. When they do they can be choppy. They work great on blogs though. I still plan on continuing with my political work. I also want to be able to explore more of what I can do creatively. So coming soon to my Blogspot will be a portfolio page. Mostly to show off for various employment. as well as a new project I want to see happen. Its in development. I've posted pieces on facebook. So with that lets have an awesome 2019.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Monday, August 3, 2015
Superhero Huff check it out here: http://www.superherohuff.com/
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Also recieved a mention from ECBACC from blogger Derpygirl Thanks for the love K!
Sunday, May 17, 2015
This is where you can find it online. Some issues have a small discount for buying online. if you want to retail them in your shop, I believe they are something like 3.50 if you buy bulk and they retail for 5.00 Can't remember the exact numbers. I do think its a positive gain tho.
Future issues will also show up there.
If you are interested in any commision work email me
as positives, I am completely out of books (issue 1 2 and 3) and have to reorder.
I've seen a lot of folk and talked to many a young artist, worthy contemporary and happy fan.
On the negative side, I still haven't quite cracked the game of living on conventions. I still need lots of commission work.
I have lots of bills.
But looks like the positives have it!
I may or maynot be at baltimore
NYCC is looking unlikely but I will see.
Recently did ECBACC (great time)
Captain Kacela model/cosplayer looks amazing.
kamau215 on Instagram
Saturday, April 25, 2015
At C2E2 in Chicago. Wanted to put up contack ifo on Facebook.
Check out Captain Kacela @ www.facebook.com/captain.kacela
And you can search kamau mshale for me. Please tag your self in pictures we might have of you and tag us in your pictures
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Since i can't make that date I will an exclusive print for C2E2.
Wizard world philly and Ecbacc are now confirmed updated list shortly. C2E2 print coming shortly.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
In order to bring a quality product in a timely manner to market to share with all of you good people, the final issue of Captain Kacela will be broken into two issues. Issue 4 is set to debut @ c2e2. The original project was set to be 50 pages. The new project will be 2 books one 30 pages of story the other 20 pages of story both with extra art and pin ups. Hopefully this will let me do a better job finishing the series by late 2015 and the trade as well as issue 5 will be out at the same time. I Hope thats not too complicated.
Here is my scheduled plan so far:
C2E2- April 24th-26 table F6
South street festival- May 2nd
Unregistered but planned:
Wizard world Philly- May 7-10
J1- May 31st
All dates Subject to change. Should be great, Townson's inaugural con was late last month. It was great, I'm looking forward to seeing people come out and get some good art, support some positive creativity.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015
People don't seem to know we exist. I'm starting this list on Facebook because despite all the work myself and others have done, over all there is still the thought that there are not enough black characters around. In reality Marvel, DC and other larger brands don't have as many(even with the current push to create some) but there are tons of good characters in the independent market.
Most of the reason you don't know about them is because we can't afford to advertise on a large scale.
Some of these characters are new, some are about the ideas and have been around a few years (Captain Kacela Universal Ranger) some have been around since the 90s and have been very close to the popularity of larger comic companies (Brotherman) and some have been award wining from inception. Anyway Buying them and supporting these artist allows these works to continue and new amazing things to happen. If you don't support don't complain about what Marvel or DC decide to do with Storm or John Steward, and never say again “There aren't enough black characters”
Abraham the young lion
There are also tons of great artist who work on these and other mainstream works, and other series and amazing writers who also do lots of other types of work. I didn't even include the non-graphic novels or characters I know of but could not find sequential art for. I just want these to be more well known and hopefully bought and widely accepted.
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
I post things there, as well as here, probably there things are more accessible and share-able if you see something you like and would like others to see. See it first is between this blog and my deviant account http://www.ishmiel14.deviantart.com
I think that might also be(and likely will continue until I make enough money to hire a webmaster) the largest collection of my art online. Like the Facebook page there is all types of art on the deviant page. Some work for clients, some for myself. some comic and graphic story telling ventures, others collabs and prints.
If you'd like to see something specific, I'm open for commission, you can also make a suggestion. If I'm feeling it and I don't have any commissions on my plate I'll probably sketch it. Otherwise shoot me an email and we will arrange payment and terms. Currently a black and white character commission is going for 50 with a background 70 with digital colors 100.
I've got a lot I've been looking at as I try to take my life and my world to the next level. Here are some sketches. hope you like em. let me know. email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or facebook, or leave a comment.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
I've been hard at work trying to get some things in my life settled as soon as possible.
As such, my appearence at Baltimore comic con and New York comic con are in serious question. I hope to make it. But if not theres always next year. I haven't made too many more videos. I've shot 2 or 3, but times have been trying. I've decided to give my goal of making a comfortable living from comics and art another year, maybe two. In two years I'll be 35, with a 4 and 5 year old to take care of. If it hasn't become comfortable by then I'll suck it up and work wherever the pay is good and draw for my own enjoyment.
I don't have much to upload. Part of my plan to make this work is actually to create more which could just as easily make things harder. Hopefully its appreciated in the end. For those looking for Captain kacela 4, don't worry it's still in the works. In the meantime I'll be uploading Captain kacela issue one page by page. As well as anything else i think might be interesting from the archives. I'm hoping to plan the launch of the next two titles better then the luanch of Captain Kacela. I basically just showed up one year at NYC with books. Sold well, but being on a consistent con schedule was a struggle. In the 5 years since her debut and 6 years since inception, I've only been to NYC con 2 times. Once on the titles debut and again last year through personal turmoil. If I can make it, this will be the third, in arguably the best market for her.
Here are the first 3 pages plus the cover and inside front cover of Kacela issue1. Scroll down