Friday, September 26, 2008

Tony Randolph Hunter

I didn't know him. I've probably seen him out. I don't know. But, I found out not even a week ago. Tony Randolph Hunter died on September 17, 2008. He and a friend were attacked by four black youths, like jackals, outside of BeBar, a bar in Washington, D.C., ten days before. Luckily, thankfully, gratefully, his friend escaped. But, Tony was knocked unconscious and died ten days after the attack. I've probably seen him out. I don't know. He could have been ANY of my dear, dear friends. He looks familiar. I just don't know. Still, he was my brotha. My heart breaks for him. It weeps and it also dies for him. And especially, for his family and his friends. I just don't understand why our people do this to one another. I don't get it. May there be justice. May his friends and family find peace. May he rest in peace.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Spotlight: Colorlines Magazine

A couple months ago, I did an interview for Colorlines Magazine. Somehow or another, my name had gotten out there. My work had been seen. And, they wanted to do an interview. Of course, I was nervous. Since it was a phone interview, I'm sure my interviewer, Julianne Hing didn't hear the slurp of Apple Martini between questions. Or maybe she did and was just being professional about it. I had no idea what she'd put together based upon what I said. I didn't even know if anything I said was significant or interesting. But, she put together quite a great little "Spotlight: Victor E. Hodge - One Black Gay Boy's Fantasy."

And to top it off --- she actually sent out a photographer, Washington, DC's own: Kristian Whipple. A great guy, he came up with an incredibly gorgeous picture of me. He actually made me look like an artist. So, check it out. It's a great "national news magazine on race and politics." The September - October issue: Philanthropy's Race Problem, Artist Victor E. Hodge, Racial Paranoia, The Accidental American, Who Gets to College? and Barabara Smith. You can get it off the stands. You can, subscribe. You check out the archive for past issues.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Book of Boy Trouble Volume 2

The Book of Boy Trouble - Volume 2 edited by Robert Kirby and David Kelly is almost here!!! My story, "Click-Download" is in it and I'm excited!!! It's due out some time in September and you can pre-order it here! It features work from me, Rob, David (DK), Jen Camper, Michael Fahy, Justin Hall, Andy Hartzell, Anonymous Boy, Craig Bostick, Steve MacIsaac, GB Jones, Derek Charm, Tim Fish, Brett Hopkins, Jon Macy, Howard Cruse, Abby Denson, Ed Luce, Nick Leonard, Dave Ortega, Robert Triptow, Bill Roundy and Sina Shamsavari. Most of these folks' bios, drawings and websites can be found at Prism Comics.

I wanted to simply write something about the upcoming book, but I just can't go without saying what big fans I am and always have been of Rob and DK. I used to read Rob's syndicated strip "Curbside" in DC's Metro Weekly (MW) and DK's "Steven Comics" in the Washington Blade. David Kelly won me over with his story about wanting the Mego Wonder Woman doll, which I wanted, too. (Luckily, I had a cool mother who got me Batgirl, Supergirl and Invisible Girl.) He also did the incredibly cool cover for Book of Boy Trouble 2. He also immortalized me by turning me into the "Little Locks Boy." Sadly though, Rob ends his 17 year run of "Curbside" this month. Hopefully there will be a compilation chronicling the adventures of the one-eyed Nathan. I can't wait to see what comes next from either of them. Love you, boys!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Sketch Book

I was on vacation and actually out of town for a week (Yes, in the ATL with the rest of the black homosexuals for pride) and I still managed to do a few, fun notebook sketches of my new characters, Patrick and Hollis.
And, I even remembered some of the old, but not forgotten ones.