Darryl "DMC" McDaniels Signed "I… AM DMC" LE 23x35 Chromatic Pigment Ink on Paper (PA)

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"I... AM DMC" is a chromatic pigment ink limited edition on paper from the DMC Homage Editions. The piece is numbered, hand-signed by creator Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, and comes with a Certificate of Authenticty. Measures approx. 23" x vendor item# 35.5" (image).

Born in 1964 in New York City, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels is a founding member of the legendary hip hop group Run–DMC, and is considered one of the pioneers of hip hop culture. McDaniels continues to make music but In 2014, his lifelong love of comics led him to venture into the industry with his own publishing imprint, "Darryl Makes Comics".

McDaniels explains: "Growing up a mild-mannered, Catholic school kid, all I did was go to school and read comic books. I was strictly a Marvel Comics head; Avengers, Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk, Iron Fist, you name it. I loved Marvel because it was the city; it was all New York. The same backdrop I was living in in this universe was in the Marvel Universe. Comics did for me what hip hop did for me as I got older; it empowered me, inspired me and educated me. I learned about Nazis, space exploration, everything from comics."

Darryl Makes Comics' first book is DMC, a 90-page anthology graphic novel set in 1985 that features McDaniels as a superhero who confronts both criminals and other superheroes whose recklessness threatens innocent lives. The comic's version of DMC wears McDaniels' signature Adidas sneakers, fedora and rope chain, along with an elongated turtleneck that masks his face. DMC defends the city's marginalized citizens against super villain and super hero alike, leaving no traces besides the imprint of his knuckle rings on his opponents' faces. (By day, though, he teaches junior high school English.)

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.

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