Tuesday, March 20, 2018

New Treal Toonz Merchandise: #BlackHistoryToonz Art Book & More

How about some new merchandise from Treal Toonz, aye?!  Sounds like a good idea to me!!!

#BlackHistoryToonz Collection Artbook


#BlackHistoryToonz is the latest art book by Haitian American artist JaFleu The Artist. A collection of 28 watercolor cararicture Illustrations of Black Figures who have influence JaFLEU. 6x6 Layflat Photo Book (Hard Cover)

Tote Bags



Treal Toonz Characters Sculptures

Checkout the first set of finished pieces. 

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Sculpting the Toonz

"You have to create your life.
You have to carve it, like a sculpture."
- William Shatner

I wanted to go a step further with the Treal Toonz artistically. In my studing many renowned creators something I kept noticing aside from the paintings and Illustrations of their characters was that they would have sculptures of them.

Their studos would be surrounded by them. I figured in my mind it was another way of really bringing them from the realm of their minds to real life.

You can't fault me for this logic when you consider the story of "creation" being that God molded us in his image and so forth. So I began sculpting my Treal Toonz characters.

This is more of my self-taught nature. And I am digging how it's coming along so far.

Friday, March 16, 2018

#BlackHistoryToonz Collection Donated to Highlander Center

My dear friend Brandi purchase some of the prints from my #BlackHistoryToonz series for the Highlander Center and so I donated the rest to the non-profit outta love. Here's a quick video of her speaking about it as well as the images.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Throwback Thursday: JaFLEU 2013 Art Basel Interview

Throwback Thursday: Never before seen footage (meaning I've never seen it before myself) of myself being interviewed at the Haitian Heritage Museum's group show at Art Basel 2013. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Showing the Ladies love and more Treal Toonz

Hi my loves... It's time some Treal Toonz! There's something I heard Marlon Wayans say on The Breakfast Club yesterday that has stayed with me. He said "I'm leaving behind smiles, that's my legacy.".

That hit... And that's what I want to do.

So here's a collection of one offs and exerts...

With that said... Here's some new... "TREAL TOONZ!!!"


Happy Women's Month from the ladies of Treal Toonz

Right to Left: Owliva Knight, Amandala Panda, Miss Feathers, Rhyanna, Nia O'Hare, Gazella Plainz, Kristina Koalis, Leona Pryde Roarz

The Best Me:

"I'll climb up high, take a few selfies in the trees. Gotta live my best life, to become the best me!" - Kristina Koalis

"The world is too small to gossip but big enough to get lost in our dreams. And knowledge of self helps to make a better me!" - Kristina Koalis
Philly T Newram
Sometimes you just got to sneak in some rest while on the grind.
Uncle Duty

BeBe thinks ... "This Uncle Duty thing is a breeze. The Cubs are just so entertained easily."

Meanwhile Symba keeps an on eye on the route to escape... and Booger can't wait.. on his countdown he shouts "8!" 

BeBe couldn't forsee what was about to take place... Just when he thought, today will be a piece of cake... 

The Elephant in the Room

"Sometimes I just sit back and I think. In my creative armor, sometimes I feel that there's too many exposed chinks. But I won't let the block defeat me, or push me to the brink. 10mins I breathe.. no they don't leave. But with each breath my troubles tend to shrink. So sometimes I just sit back... And i just think." - Teddy Elephante

"I take... 5 to 10 minutes to breathe. And soak in the energy from the Sun's beams. I'll raise up the power that's kept buried beneath. So I can push past whats beyond my reach. Taking in the beauty, exhaling the pain. 'Open your soul, and The Most High will enrich your name!'... This is what I need in order to elevate. I take... 5 to 10 minutes to meditate." - Teddy Elephanté

"They say where I'm from it's foolish to have dreams. But I can't deny what the universe has gifted me.  And this paintbrush seems to be the master key. To unlock the glory within my destiny. So let's just see, I solemnly swear to be... The very definition of artistry!" - Teddy Elephanté

The whole world is extra... All I need is you. All I need is your vibe... Late nights to daylights. All smiles and no fights. We dance... Dance... Into a trance.. hypnotized on site... at first sight... So if this goes right... The whole world is extra... All I need is you in my life" - Teddy Elephante

Teddy has Squad Goals

King Speak

"Most want the throne, unaware it can be a bore.  Ruling the land can be such a chore. Keep your intentions good and heart pure. Most crave crowns but not ready for the roar" - Leon Palm-Strong

Monday, March 5, 2018

Treal Toonz featured in Lakol Magazine

Check it out, The Treal Toonz and myself have been featured in Lakol Magazine. A publication based in Atlanta that spotlights The Haitian Community.

This is a honor and I'm just flat out excited.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Performance FLEU

I've been getting into my performer mode lately and on Thursday I got to be one of the featured performers at El Barrio open mic. My homie Visualist rode out with me and recorded me on the stage.

Here's the videos.

"Son of Haitian Immigrants"

"Dear America..."

My next time I'm scheduled to hit the stage is March 24th at Cordelia Jones 60th birthday Party and fundraiser.

She's collecting book bags with supplies for the Joesph and Vera Douglas Foundation.