Sat, 19 December 2009
Dwight and I met Jay Potts at this year's Heroes Con and knew we would one day chat with him. Well, one day is today, folks. Jay writes and draws a strip called World of Hurt and it's the Internet's #1 Blaxploitation WebComic.
For those who're either too young to remember or from outside the States, blaxploitation is a colloquialism that describes a certain period in American filmmaking during the '70s. It was the first time ever that black actors were cast as the leads in "mainstream" action, adventure, crime and horror movies.
We spoke to Jay from a secret location in Columbia, SC and talked about his background, his goals and intentions with World of Hurt, merging blaxploitation film sensibilities with a weekly comicstrip and we end things with some movie and TV talk.
**The use of the word bad in this blog entry is not meant to denote bad meaning good, but bad meaning baaad (ha)!
Also, we played several snippets of music on this epsiode. In order, they are: Trouble Man by Marvin Gaye, Superfly by Curtis Mayfield, The theme from Shaft by Isaac Hayes, Freddie's Dead again by Curtis and The theme from The Equalizer composed by Stewart Copeland.