Posts Tagged ‘Comic Book’

The COWER Interview

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

Endless Canvas: How long have you been drawing comics?  

COWER: I dabbled a little bit in comic strips when i was in high school but drawing graffiti pretty much took over anytime i would put pen to paper.  It wasn’t until late 2018 until I saw head lopper and the Crimson Tower in a book store window and picked it up based off the cover. It’s to this day my favorite book.  Seeing Andrew Maclean’s style introduced me to a whole world of comics outside the big two and manga that I didn’t know existed.  I think later that week i drew a mock cover of a comic called Kool Guys as a joke. It had me(Cower) and Apose on the front and when i showed him he ragged on it super hard so of course i had to keep making the comic to spite him.  While drawing the first issue i decided Krime Guys was a serviceable name and also changed Cower to Cowboy. Maybe i should have changed Apose’s name too cuz’ I’ve heard some people aren’t sure how its pronounced. It uh-pose like to oppose something. Perfect name for him cuz he’s always hating.

EC: Do you print your comics or is it just online?

COWER: Glad you asked. I actually just printed my first full length book. It collects the first 6 issues of Krime Guys where Cowboy and Apose fight a evil tech CEO and his murderous robots.  Krime Guys vs The Block Bots. You can get it at 

EC: Does any comic books influence your graffiti?

COWER: Not really my graffiti but my comic influences are definitely Head Lopper like i mentioned before but also creators like Meredith Gran who did Octopus Pie, Liz Suburbia author of Sacred Heart and Michael Sweater who’s favorite comic of mine is Everything Sucks.  They all have their unique way of cartooning with an element of punk/diy/fun. 

EC: Is there a reason you don’t paint characters?

COWER: Same reason as why I don’t really do pieces, its not that fun. I’d rather do a hundred tags than one piece any day. I don’t like standing in front of a wall trying to design some nice looking thing. I get enough of that at home drawing comics. 

EC: What’s your favorite tagging, doing throw ups or piecing? you can only pick one and why?

COWER: Tagging. I’m not sure if i was influenced to feel this way by the Earsnot part in Infamy or if he just personifies my feelings perfectly but his segment in the beginning of that film pretty much sums it up for me.

EC: What got you into doing graffiti?

COWER: Not sure. I always remember getting that little jolt of excitement when seeing it as a kid and it only grew when i started to do it myself.

EC: Is Krime guys just a 2 man crew?

COWER: Kind of. KG has always been a homie crew but ya this Krime Guys era is Apose and I holding it down. Shout out to Clam though he’s a founding member of the crew and came up with KG which originally stood for Know Good back in 2010/11. Ironic cuz’ we sucked.

EC: What’s the scariest moment you had out there bombing?

COWER: Definitely the multiple times people have put guns to my head and told me they were going to kill me. I should also take this time to express my gratitude  to Apose for saving my life more than once. He’s gonna cringe at me saying this but I’m truly blessed to have him as a bombing partner.

EC: What are the biggest loves and hates in this sub cult called graffiti?

COWER: Biggest loves are definitely the friendships you make when you go through some gnarly shit with someone. Nothing shows peoples true character like a live or die moment and I’ve been lucky enough to meet some people with real character.  Biggest hates is all you other weirdos out there being weird. Cut it out.

EC: Are you wasted when yo going bombing?

COWER: What a rude question. Does my shit look like i was waisted when i painted it? 

EC: Do you have goals in graffiti and life?

COWER: No goals in graffiti. I think if you’re looking to get something out of graffiti besides a good time with your friends you should find something else. In life I’m not sure. I’m already doing all the things i love. Just gonna try to keep it going. get your copy here.

Unknown Artist – Oakland, CA

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

They Gentrify Part 1 of 2

Monday, November 21st, 2016


We proud to announce publishing our first Graphic Noval by Broke One PTV.

THEY GENTRIFY WE DRINK is a parody of John Carpenter cult classic They Live which is a must watch in these lovely times we find ourselves living in.


– Limited First Printing of 125
– 5.5″ x 8.5″ Inches
– Glossy Color Cover
– Perfect Bound
– Printed in the USA
– 54 pages all illustrated by hand Full Color
Available Now: They Gentrify

If you’re Local 14th Street Supply 356 14th St, Oakland, we put some copies in there.

More Beer Less Work #7

Friday, January 15th, 2016


– Limited Edition of 200 with hand screen printed cover, signed and numbered ?
– 40 pages all illustrated by hand
?- Full page by guest artist Sad Cloud (PTV) and Just One Raccoon

About BROKE aka Beer is Good
For over two decades, BROKEONE has played an integral role among the Bay Area graffiti landscape. His stickers, throws, pieces and wheat pastes adorn poles to walls. His work inspires residents and outsiders to question the discourse of public versus private space, as well as find humor among the day-to-day patterns we all feel confined by.



and Frank is BACK!!!!


More Beer Less Work Release Party/ DeadEyes Popup Show

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Comic Book Release Party /
Dec 11th 6pm to 9pm
at 14th STREET SUPPLY, (356 14th Street Oakland, CA)




Friday, March 12th, 2010

Dead Eyes, Turnip, Gats, NMG, Broke, Beer is Good, Comic Book

More Beer Less Work #1 it is 40 pages of unadulterated beer orgasmic fun plus a poster plus a screen printed cover, illustrated by a ex-drunk (that still drinks beer) that some call broke and others call oh that guy, with special guest stars Dead Eyes, Gats, & Turnip. "this comic is fucking ill and hilarious" LOGO EK 640.

Get yours only at 15th Annual Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair

SF County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park

Saturday and Sunday
March 13th and 14th 2010