Unless you read my links post last week, you've probably never heard of Masheka Wood--but that's only because he began his new weekly strip, "Thang", two weeks ago. The above is a panel from his first strip, click to see the whole thing.
Like me, Masheka hails from Massachusetts (but makes his home in Brooklyn), has an awesome (but oft-mispelled) name, and is not overly fond of Dick Cheney. His comics--sometimes political, generally not--are damned beautiful, warped and diseased, and his lettering skills make me want to cry with jealousy. Go to his new web site and send him drooling fan mail so he doesn't stop drawing, and with any luck, he'll pick up some newspapers and get referred to as "the OTHER other black cartoonist." Oh Masheka, why can't I draw as obsessive-compulsively as you?
Here's his second cartoon, but you should go read it on his web site, ok? And if you want to drool over him in person, he'll be sharing a table with me and selling stuff at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, Maryland this year, so mark your calendars for Friday Sept. 23 and Saturday Sept. 24th!