Mister Cartoon Pens ‘Lost Angel’ Graphic Novel

Legendary West

coast tattoo artist Mister Cartoon is preparing to release a new graphic novel

titled The Lost Angel. Mister

Cartoon, who is celebrated for his unique tattooing style, has inked rappers and

celebrities like Eminem, Xzibit, Dr. Dre, Busta Rhymes, 50 Cent, Beyonce, and

others. The

112-page graphic novel is drawn in Mister Cartoon’s signature style and tells

the tale of a youngster from Japan, who is infatuated with Los Angeles gang culture.

"[He] travels to the West Coast looking for a piece of the action and gets in way over

his head," Mister Cartoon told AllHipHop.com. "I consider this one of

my biggest works. It’s a real story from the streets–Japan meets LA: the real

Lost in Translation."The

book also comes with a companion "Lost Angel" 14" vinyl action

figure designed by Mister Cartoon, that features a number of his classic, detailed

tattoos.

Mister Cartoon will be at the New York Comic Con convention, which takes place

from Feb. 23-25 in the main hall of the Jacob Javits Center in New York.The

artist will sign copies of The Lost Angel on Feb. 23 in the Warner Books

booth from 7-8pm. Mister

Cartoon, who started tattooing in 1993, has also designed album covers, logos

and advertisements for Eazy-E, Snoop Dogg, D-12, Fat Joe, Eminem, Joker Brand

Clothing, Nike and others.He

specializes in a style of black and grey tattooing that first gained popularity

on the streets of East Los Angeles.The

Lost Angel is slated to hit book stores in July.

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