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Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
»Screaming Females
Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
»Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Halcyon Digest
No Age - Everything in Between
»No Age
Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
The Walkmen - Lisbon
»The Walkmen
Fat Possum

February 7, 2008
Page one of LAS staff illustrator Mike Shea's new comic, Cash Rulez, introduces its general premise. "It starts in 1993, when we are ten, and goes indefinitely," explains Shea, the Baltimore-bred illustrator (with an understandable affinity for The Wire) and Maryland Institute College of Art graduate who now resides in New York and moonlights in the art department for television programs like The Sopranos (and, as he puts it, a new Fox series premiering this spring that is alternately described as "the worst show ever" and "could be hella hilarious.") Highlighting the jist of his new comic series, Shea went on to say that "each subsequent page of Cash Rulez will be an isolated event from one year in our rap career," and going so far as to drop the spoiler that "page two will be me giving a presentation on Paul Revere in rap form."

To elaborate further on the series' protagonists, Dennis and Daniel, Shea explains that they are are into
"dough, moolah, scratch, loot, samolians, sheckles, yen, gold, platinum, diamonds, sluts, hoez, tricks, hoodrats, hoochies, bitches, hootenannies, shoes, champagne, strippers, fronts, earrings, chandeliers, scooters, drop tops, woofers, tweeters, heaters, gats, jammies, pajamas, smokin fools, smokin drugs, shootin drugs, shootin fools, gettin pilt and banging drunk bitches, gettin drunk in the pool, gettin drunk in the jacuzzi, takin X and banging trixxx, turning tricks, gambling for cars, gambling for lives, punchin chumps in they mouth, punchin you in your mouth, stealing shit, selling shit, pushing weight, pushing chumps, chumpin fools, foolin cops, eatin cops, steppin to your wake with your blood on their shirts, callin peeps on cellies, hangin with boos, hangin with booze, lookin in the mirror, having like a billion mirrors in big ass houses, feeding dinosaurs, goin to the cluh, buyin clothes, gettin their dance on with bitches, not dudes, ever."

Cash Rulez will be a regular LAS feature, and will ultimately be released in anthology form along with an album of audio recordings of some of the songs that appear within. For more of Mike Shea's work, check out the 27-page LAS comic Field Day, as well as various sketches and images from his website at www.mikeshearules.com.


SEE ALSO: www.mikeshearules.com
SEE ALSO: www.lostatsea.net/feature.phtml?fid=188800850346a9f1db0e6c2

Mike Shea
A staff artist for LAS magazine, Mike Shea is bringing comics all up in the ish from his home in Brooklyn, New York. You can visit his blog at www.mikeshearules.com.

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