Depth Of Field Magazine brings together renowned comic creators and Hip-Hop legends to discuss ties between the forms, upcoming projects, and shared inspirations.


On Saturday, October 13th, from 5:15-6:15pm, Depth Of Field Magazine is proud to present Hip-Hop And Comics: Cultures Combining, a panel discussion at the East Coast’s largest entertainment gathering. Comic books and Hip-Hop both grew from modest origins in New York City to achieve global impact, and in the process, they have crossed over in a variety of
ways this panel will showcase new and upcoming projects from comic creators and Hip-Hop legends, shed light on the ways Hip-Hop and comics have influenced and inspired each other, and give perspective on the common history of two cultures through discussion with musical legends, artistic innovators, and cutting-edge comic creators.


Patrick Reed (editor of Depth Of Field Magazine) will moderate, and the panelists comprise many of the most influential creators in their respective fields, including:

Eric Orr (graffiti and fine artist, graphic designer, creator of “Rappin’ Max Robot”, the first rap comic book)

Ron Wilson (artist of Marvel’s The Thing and Wolfpack, creator of the upcoming Battle Rappers series)

Adam “Illus” Wallenta (co-creator of the Public Enemy comic book, acclaimed MC, artist of numerous album covers)

Ronald Wimberly (creator of Vertigo’s new ‘Prince Of Cats’ graphic novel, artist of MF Grimm’s ‘Life Sentences’ graphic novel)

Kagan McLeod (professional illustrator, writer/artist of Top Shelf’s ‘Infinite Kung Fu’ graphic novel)

Johnny “Juice” Rosado (DJ and producer for Public Enemy, Leaders Of The New School, Son Of Bazerk, and other acts)

Pete Rock (pioneering producer and DJ, half of legendary Hip-Hop duo Pete Rock & CL Smooth)

Jean Grae (celebrated MC and producer)

Darryl DMC McDaniels (Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, member of RUN-DMC)


The panel runs one hour, and will take place in room 1A06. Preceding the panel, there will be two hours of signings with the speakers – these signings will take place from 2-4pm at table 6 in NYCC’s autographing area.


New York Comic Con takes place at Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Further information on the convention can be found here. For additional information or inquires on the Hip-Hop And Comics panel and signings, go here.

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