Gorgeous art by Owen Tucker, an illustrator currently living in Cambodia.
His art can be found on his website called Resolving Chaos. He also ran another website with his girlfriend that’s still up called This Ridiculous World, which they ran from China since 2007.
Huge thanks to Sloane for the opportunity to participate in a Yakuza themed exhibition! It’s an honor to be included among so many fantastic artists. The exhibition will be held at Floating World Comics in Portland, Oregon on September 15th! So if you like Yakuza themed stuff, or just like to look at illustrations live and in person, come take a look :)
I was just listening to a podcast this morning about an American journalist who’s been covering the yakuza for some time now. And then I ran across this, which is seriously awesome.
This dame (in the picture, not the artist) was seriously rad. Her father was an Armenian anarchist who raised her in the Muslim faith. She was raised by him and, when her father died, her uncle, who dressed her as a boy and made her work with her brothers. She continued to dress like a man and followed Islam closely, journeying around North Africa, surviving an assassination attempt, being banned from Africa by the French government, falling in love with an Algerian soldier, returning to Africa, and generally gallavanting in the most peaceful, self-respecting way it is possible to gallavant while kicking serious spiritual and societal ass with her independent-as-fuck attitude and rejection of every unspoken rule we lay down in our funny little communities.
Isabelle Eberhardt grabbed the idea of being a “free-spirit”, smashed it to pieces, picked up the sharpest, shiniest bits, and chased down the motherfucking horizon.
woah kate check out this hella suavecrema bee tattoo
is stellar bomb
(Source: penandink, via amadusa)