Category Archives: San Francisco

1001 Black Men #678


I actually did this drawing from a photo I took at the Alternative Press Expo, back in October. This guy stopped at my booth and chatted with me for a while. He was kind enough to let me snap a photo for later use. I held onto this pic until a couple weeks ago, when I completed most of the drawing. It was only this evening, however, that I decided on the color of the background. The main problem is that I can’t find the notebook in which I wrote the name and email address of the subject. It’s late, and so I’m not going to look right now, but when I find it I’ll add it to this post (and I’ll send him a link).

Ajuan Mance

1001 Black Men–#632



This drawing of two men sunning their toes at Alameda Beach was initially intended to be in my What Do Brothas Do All Day ‘zine, but I ran out of time. I was premiering this ‘zine at the Alternative Press Expo and I only had enough time to complete a portion of the pieces I was going to include.

The great thing about doing your own publishing, though, is that you can create new editions of your work whenever you want. This drawing will be a part of the new and expanded version of What Do Brothas Do All Day, the one that’s available on Etsy and at Art Murmur and the East Bay Zine Fest.

Ajuan Mance

PS: The background image is from a vintage postcard of what the publishers claim is the San Francisco skyline, but it doesn’t really look like San Francisco to me.