On April 20, a crew of some of the most talented artists and creators came together to produce a free webcomic as a love letter to the late Daniel “MF DOOM” Dumile. The work was a collaboration between longtime artists Troy-Jeffrey Allen, Sean Anthony Mack (a.k.a. Smack!), senior editor and MECCAcon CEO Maia “Crown” Williams, and others. The webcomic is a six-page trek across the many influences Doom left behind and came after the news of his passing rocked the hip-hop community in December 2020.
The project comes at a sobering time — many fans of DOOM are finally seeing his reach stretch beyond his cult following but much later than they’d hoped. Crown and company decided to turn this passion project into a free work of art to celebrate the life, times and influence of MF DOOM in a style most fitting for his sound and aesthetic.
I had the immense pleasure of sitting down with the crew and discussing the ways this project impacted them and how they hope it impacts audiences. You can find our conversations in full below, and don’t forget to checkout ALL CAPS for free right here at The Nerds of Color.