Hip Hop pioneer and icon, creator of the independent publishing house Darryl Makes Comics
Darryl McDaniels appears at Planet Comicon Kansas City courtesy of Elite Comics
Hip hop pioneer and icon Darryl “DMC” McDaniels has announced that he is bringing his love for comics full circle with the creation of his very own independent publishing house, Darryl Makes Comics. He is 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 McDaniels (“DMC”), 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.”
About Darry “DMC” McDaniels:
Darryl “DMC” McDaniels is a legendary musician. For more than 30 years he’s been an undeniable influence on pop culture. He remains at the forefront of hip hop history. As a founding member of Run DMC, he is used to being an innovator. From being the first rap group to grace the cover of Rolling Stone to the first to appear on MTV, the Grammy nominated artist has changed music, culture, fashion and language. An Emmy Award winner for the VH1 documentary about his life changing discovery, “DMC: My Adoption Journey” he is the co-founder of the nonprofit, Felix Organization. DMC has been invited to the White House by President Obama to address youth groups on responsibility and he’s appeared before Congress in support of adoptees and foster children. A Rock N Roll Hall of Fame inductee as well as a celebrated author with his novel, King of Rock; Respect, Responsibility and My Life With Run-DMC, he’s also a philanthropist. Even with this long list of accomplishments and 30 million record sales later, DMC is still releasing new music as he continues to create, inspire and motivate.
Links to Darryl McDaniels and Darryl Makes Comics:
Darryl’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DarrylDMCMcDaniels
Run DMC website: https://www.facebook.com/DarrylDMCMcDaniels
DMC Comics website: https://www.facebook.com/DarrylDMCMcDaniels
FROM MUSICIAN TO COMIC CREATOR, A SPOTLIGHT ON DARRYL "DMC" MCDANIELS :: Great Hall - 3501EFGH (Upper Level)
Darryl McDanielsSaturday May 21, 2016 :: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm