by Sam Hoh in New Illustration on Friday 13 April 2012

My Friends at Beef Knuckles approached me to do a bunch of illustrations for their off-shoot zine The Ball Street Journal. I admit, I knew nothing about basketball. The extent of my knowledge was that Shaq became a rapper and Kobe Bryant went out with the singer Brandy. These guys love basketball and wanted to recount their top NBA moments, which were all very interesting stories. At this point my work was pretty rigid, so I wanted to try something brighter and less restrained to reflect the sort of energy found in the game and amongst its fans. You can get a copy of The Ball Street Journal from their site and from Art Park.