HIP HOP PIONEER DARRYL "DMC" McDANIELS STARTS HIS OWN COMIC PUBLISHING HOUSE
"Gorgeous. Frenetic. Forward thinking. Beautifully illustrated. Fresh. Modern and full of edge. They definitely know how to channel a much needed vibe into the medium in a fresh way." – Phil Jimenez, writer/artist at Marvel, DC (Infinite Crisis, the Invisibles, Wonder Woman, New X-Men)"Irreverent. Madcap and fun as hell." – Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao "Wow, amazing! This is a book that has never existed before. Great art, eclectic storytelling... I am in." Reginald Hudlin, Academy Award nominated filmmaker of Django Unchained HOLLIS QUEENS, N.Y. – Hip hop pioneer and icon Darryl "DMC" McDaniels announced that he is bringing his love for comics full circle with the creation of his very own independent publishing house, Darryl Makes Comics working alongside his partner and Editor-In-Chief Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez and Senior Editor Riggs Morales. "When Run came to me the first time and said 'Yo, we're putting you in the group,' I was a nervous little nerdy kid," DMC said. "I didn't want to get up in front of y'all and rhyme but then what gave me confidence, out there on stage was pretending that I was the Hulk on the microphone." DMC grew up reading comics and developed a passion for them. In his first graphic novel, it's 1985 in New York City and graffiti covers subway cars as b-boys break and spin in playgrounds and on street corners. Drugs and crime rule the streets. The city's brand new guardian angels wear spandex and capes, wielding their gadgets and their superpowers to "clean up" the City for the benefit of a select few. The rest whisper a different name: DMC, who dons his tracksuit and Adidas sneakers to defend the city's marginalized citizens against super villain and super hero alike. About Darryl Makes Comics Darryl Makes Comics is an independent comic book imprint created by Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, collaborator and Editor-in-Chief Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, and music executive Riggs Morales. Darryl Makes Comics is dedicated to the idea that every walk of life has heroes and stories worth telling. "Hip hop was always based on creativity," DMC says, "So what we're trying to do with this comic book is not trying to create anything that's new; we're just going to show the world what's already there… the beauty and the creativity of it."