The long-standing connection between Hip Hop and comic cultures will be on full display at graffiti legend John ‘Crash’ Matos’ Wallworks Gallery in the South Bronx. A special exhibition titled The Hip-Hop And Comics Show will run at the venue from October 6 through October 17.

Pop culture journalist Patrick A. Reed curated the exhibit. Over 100 individual pieces from five decades of art are included in the show.

Attendees will get to view original comic page art, album cover illustrations, animation cels, limited-edition exclusive prints, one-of-a-kind paintings, sketches, drawings, and more.

Chali 2na of Jurassic 5, BG 183, Vaughn Bodé, Joe Conzo, André LeRoy Davis, Dan and David Day, Gene Day, Chuck Frazier, N. Steven Harris, Jamal Igle, Angelina ‘179’ Villalobos, Adam ‘Illus’ Wallenta, and Tony Washington are among the artists contributing work.

The Hip-Hop And Comics Show begins with a private opening on October 6 with music from DJ Jazzy Jay and Johnny ‘Juice’ Rosado. The general public can RSVP to hiphopandcomicsshow@gmail.com for a chance to attend the reception.

A closing reception is scheduled for October 17. Wallworks Gallery is located at 39 Bruckner Blvd.

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