Thursday, November 30, 2017

Media FLEU: Interviews And New Books In Progress

This year has been an incredible one and I'm truly blessed. One of my favorite quotes is that from the book The Alchemist that reads  “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” Granted the journey has never been easy I fully believe this to be true.

I was so very much honored when Kyoto Walker reached out to me about doing a cover story about myself for The Palm Beach Post. Being someone who doesn't have publicist (at this time of course) and just has been grinding, pursuing dreams this was beyond major.  And after a few days of back and forth interviewing the article came out today.



As I looked at it I'm borderline speechless on how far things have come and so excited on what God has for my future.

You can read the digital version here.

In this interview I kept it Treal, stating how a deal with depression and mental illness, something we don't really speak on in the black community as well as what I stand for as an creative.  I'm really grateful that Kyoto felt I was worthy to write about.

The New Haitian Generation 

Some of you may recall that back in March I was also bless to join a long line of Haitians making moves by sitting down and being interviewed by BECON-TV' for "The New Haitian Generation". A cable television show I watched so many times as a child and dreamed to one day be on.

It was surreal and on Oct 13th it aired on TV. My First real Television interview.



NEW BOOKS IN WORKS!!

I've been working on the next books. Instead of just doing them in the traditional format of writing with Illustrated pages I'm instead doing them in the form of graphic novels.






Lavi Atizay" is a book where featuring Treal Too characters Teddy Elephante & gang is about heroes using powers that are art influence to protect creativity against those that would wish to stop it.



And continuing the "Uncle Duty" series is it's next book "The Stolen Quest" I don't want to go to into detail but it's awesome story of when BeBe Treal and his Cub nephews discover a book that sends then on a exciting journey.



The books are still family oriented. And instead of digital making them (except for when it's time to add the lettering) I am hand drawing and painting them which I'm loving.

I'm hoping to be able to lock a publishing deal for them but if not self publishing like my other books is the move. We shall see, Stay Tuned and stay blessed!!!

If you want to just show some love by donating to the grind here's my PayPal link: www.paypal.me/jafleu

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Eminem Walks on Water As Treal Toonz

I still need to figure a title for this Treal Toonz series. So this idea popped in my head while listening to Eminem's song "Walk on Water". I decided I'd turn him into B-Rabbit ( the rap name of his character in 8 Mile) but flip an image of him at the BET CYPER from this year.






Walk on Water
16x20
Acrylic on Canvas






Friday, November 24, 2017

A Queensbridge Cat x #PayItForwartArtDrops

After creating Hip How's royal couple The Carters as Treal Toonz, next was a certain cat from Queensbridge. The one and only NaS.







A Queensbridge Cat
12in x 16in
Acrylic on Canvas

ORIGINAL PAINTING
$15 Art Print

#PayItForwardArt Drops


Being that it's "Black Friday" and people were out and about shopping deals for the holidays. I decided to do another round of what I call #PayItForwardArt around town.





Not that I can afford to give art away but you gotta sometimes do it for the culture.

Update:
I received a message from some one who found one. ❤️

I intentionally don't leave a card or anything like that on the #payitforwardart drops because I don't do them in an attempt to get my name out. I only post pics hours after I dropped them so people don't go looking for them because it's not a scanverger hunt. I just do it because I feel like giving back in it's purest form. So when someone who happens to find one finds me it means much more ❤️

New Treal TOONZ Artwork


"Phuk A Rotten Orange"
12in x 16in

"We Be Clubbin'"
12in x 16in

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Meet "The Carters" Treal Toonz Artwork

The thing I love most about Treal Toonz is being able to reinterpret things however I happen to like. Early this year I started a series within my Colored Folkz style called "Iconic FLEU" where I painted famous black figures using the colored segmented style (I said style twice... Couldn't think of an alternate word).

This is the first in a series of paintings recreating famous black culture figures as Treal Toonz.

The Carters:


I took the photo of Beyonce and Jay-Z visit to see the Mona And flipped it. Turning Beyonce into a Bee and Jay-Z into a Camel bit a blue one because of The Blueprint & suxh.

First creating at 9x12 watercolor Illustration.





And now the 24x30 acrylic painting.




Also available are the

The Carters Hoodie

The Carter Mug




Also well as $15 Art print


Also new Treal TOONZ Hoodies & Backbag available! 


Monday, November 20, 2017

The FLEU of Merchandise: Art Books, Hoodies, Original Art & More

As the Holidays season approaches and you find yourself looking for the perfect gifts or stocking stuffer. I thought I do a post about some of the merchandise I have for sale.

Art Books:


"The Art of Treal" is an collection of oil paintings by Haitian-American artist JaFleu The Artist. Over 30 images spanning 2012 to 2016.A project US Senator Cory Booker himself referred to as a "treasure" in his art collection.

6x6 Layflat Photo Book (Hard Cover)






"Our BeautiFLEU Lives" is the 2nd book by Haitian-American artist JaFleu The Artist. This collection is that of his latest body of works. Paintings from "Iconic FLEU" celebrity pop art Portraits of black icons and the "Color Folkz" series depicting the life of black's in America through his vibrant colors, colors so sharp you feel you can taste the paint strokes.

6x6 Layflat Photo Book (Hard Cover)

Family Books:



"Teddy's Big Break"

Teddy Elephante, the Elephant that paints has three days to impress art critics and dealers with a new masterpiece for a opportunity that will change his life! Will he find the inspiration he needs?



"UNCLE Duty: Rushing into Trouble"

What happens when the nephews of BeBe Treal find themselves rushing into the clutches of the dangerous Red Coat & The Overseers?!!! In another exciting story of Treal Tales!

$15 Art Prints:


A wide selection of 8x11 Art Prints on Glossy Cardstock Paper


$15 Treal TOONZ Art Prints:
A wide selection of 8x11 Art Prints on Glossy Cardstock Paper

Art Hoodies:

Men & Women Hoodies with my Artwork

Art Coffee Mugs:

Art Mugs with my Art Work


Art Backpacks:

Backpacks with my Artwork

Original Treal TOONZ Artwork:



Acrylic Paintings & Framed Watercolor Illustrations

Looking for custom portraits?
Email me at jafleutheartist@gmail.com