Friday, January 19, 2018

Meeting International Artist Lily Yeh

This afternoon, Visualist & I met with renowned International artist Lily Yeh during our meeting with the CRA. We've been tapped to be apart of a big project in our community. One that we're extremely hype about.





I can't say much much about it so far but
the impact it's going to have is massive. And as young black men, these opportunities are rarely given to us. It's truly a blessing. 


Lily is an amazing person, it was great talking art and such with her. She loved
our work and we were honored to bless her with some of our prints. 

Tomorrow we'll be meeting with the community about the project before our exhibits.



Speaking of which, we canvas the town with flyers promoting. 



Hope to see y'all there.

PAL: Police Athletic League
720 Tamarind Ave
West Palm Beach, Fl 33401 

6p-9m 


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Meet The Treal Toonz Saturday + Raffles x Giveaways x New Merchandise

Palm Beach Art Week is well under way. And Saturday marks the debut of the "Treal Toonz" for the public to check out. Needless to say I am both nervous and excited to hear people's reaction to them.

Check out this vlog where I discuss it.



New Painting:

I do Illustration studies before I turn them into canvas paintings in between working on the books. And here's the latest called "Hey Teddy".



Teddy Elephante's look has going through many evolutions in finding his official look.
Something the exhibit will definitely showcase. Now more than ever I feel I've gotten down exactly how I like him with the strong brown skin tone and golden accents for his ears, lips and tell.

Dark brown and yellow just work so well.

Right now I'd say there are at least 20 paintings available for the exhibition. Not including all the Illustrations.

Saturday is shaping to be great.

Uncle Duty Backpack

Something I'm really hype about is my "Uncle Duty TSQV1" backpack came in just in time. It's so vibrant and reactions of those who have seen it in person have been extremely positive. Especially among teens.

Make sure that you order yours as well as some of my books.



2018 is shaping up to be an amazing year. Hope to see you all Saturday.

There's a $5 raffle for the original painting "GTFOH". You can purchase your ticket online via www.paypal.com/jafleu.

Please be sure to include your email to receive an image of your ticket. The drawing will be held during the exhibit and announced online.

You must either like Treal Toonz on Facebook and/or following @trealtoonz on Instagram.


Also 8 lucky people will win these new Treal Toonz prints. But you'll have to be there in ordered to win them.

More exciting news to announce soon.



Until then...
Be Safe
Keep What You Kill
& Stay Treal!


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

"Treal Toonz" Arrive During Palm Beach Art Week with An Exhibition

During Palm Beach Art Week join us as Haitian American Artist & Author Jason "JaFLEU" Fleurant debuts original artwork of the "Treal Toonz" presented by Exhibit Treal.

An percentage of sales of original artwork will be donated to the Police Athletic League of West Palm Beach.

There is a $5 suggested donation that will go towards PAL's youth program.

$5 Raffle for an original signed Illustration as well.



What are Treal Toonz?
"The Treal Toonz are an assortment of characters I've created based on family,
friends and myself that I use to tell various stories in my books and comics are as the subjects in my paintings. A fun way for me to stretch my imagination and remain completely original. I few them moreso as actors, like how with The Looney Tunes.

One minute they where doing goofy skits, the next on the big screen playing basketball with Michael Jordan, the
next solving mysteries and so on and so forth. The Treal Toonz allow me that creative freedom to express whatever it is I'd like without needing others to comprehend the "How".


January 12th will not only mark the 8th
anniversary of the earthquakes in Haiti but my 8th year as an artist. Being that it
was that that helped me to find my gift as an artist So this almost acts as a celebration of that. A great way for me to start a new year with a completely new and refreshing body of artwork. Much different from all my previous styles but you see how we arrive to this point.



Something to note is that even with this style I still pay homage to Haiti. Teddy Elephante & BeBe Treal are the two main Treal Toonz characters. Both are not only interpretations of myself one being an

elephant and the other a bear, but they represent my Haitian roots.

Teddy wears not only a blue and red cap but a very prominent medallion similar to mines that is the
Haitian flag. And BeBe has Blue fur and wears red again to symbolize Haiti" - JAFLEU





DATE: Saturday, Jan 20th
Time: 6pm - 9pm

Location: PAL: Police Athletic League of West Palm Beach
720 N Tamarind Ave
West Palm Beach, Fl 33401

Inquiries email: trealtoonz@gmail.com


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Cover Artwork for Upcoming Treal Toonz "Uncle Duty" Comicbook

This book has been quite the labor of love in creating. 13 pages of 68 hand drawn, inked and color panels make up vol 1.



"Uncle Duty" is intended in being an on-going Treal Toonz comicbook series produced by Exhibit Treal. Written and Illustrated by myself,
JaFLEU (it would be kind of weird if you didn't know my name considering the blog lol).











The first arch "The Stolen Quest" is comprised of multiple Vols telling the tell of BeBe Treal & his nephews (Symba & Booger) misadventure when they come in contact with an mysterious book after visiting the library.


While you can't judge every book by it's cover, a dope cover sure does help. So I painted this one on 16in x 20in canvas using acrylic paint.




All that is left is for me to scan and word the pages. Then the journey to getting it
distributed, push come to shove I'll self-publish it on blurb like my other two books, but I would much rather get an distributor so to have mass copies out.




Much like my more "traditional" books, this intended not just for children but families. Something Adults, teens & kids will love to read and collect.



Because I am a poet the book will be written in rhymes. From narration, speech bubbled etc. Rhyming is something I love to do, and I don't waste a bar.

I'm looking forward to being able to release this and more as well as more of my other children's books.

The Backpack




Available for Order

$15 Art Prints of the cover are available.

For any inquiries and such feel free to contact me jafleutheartist@gmail.com


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

New Toonz & More In-store for 2018

First and foremost, Happy New Year! We're excited as to what will come for the Treal Toonz this year. 



We ended the year with a Bang!



And started the year getting into out groove and eating Soup Joumou!!




We got new characters that'll be appearing in upcoming projects and so much more.

Rhy-Anna

Bedda Wolfe

Nia O'Hare




Issue 1 of "Uncle Duty: The Stolen Quest" is completely Illustrated and we're looking to release it soon. We're going to be shopping it around to different distributors and book companies in hopes of getting a distribution deal.

In the mean time you can still order your own copy of "Teddy's Big Break" & "Uncle Duty: Rushing into Trouble". 





As well as the art books "The Art of Treal" & "Our BeautiFLEU Lives".




We'll also be releasing a new art book art book highlighting Treal Toonz artwork.

We've got a lot in the works!



So we hope you keep your friends close



And let love lift you high!



So.... Stay tuned to Treal Toonz!!!