The Comics Fu Show: episode 2

THE COMICS FU SHOW #2 Full Episode!

Featuring special guest martial artist, actor, independent producer and comic creator José Figueroa. Recorded in celebration of Hispanic/Latino/Latinx Heritage Month, your hosts : Patrick Lugo and Sifu Kurtis Fujita take a deep dive into the oral history of Kung Fu & Hip Hop in Spanish Harlem. But only after some final thoughts on VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE and 90’s comics in general.

José also shares his work with Jazz Musician composer, bandleader & playwright Fred Ho (侯维翰 August 10, 1957 – April 12, 2014), Taijiquan Master Pen Guah Yi New York’s master of Chen Taiji (Chen Taijiquan 陳式 太極拳) first disciple to grandmaster Chen Xiaowang and teacher of Punk Rock icon Lou Reed. This leads into an illuminating conversation about the differences and commonalities between kung fu styles Hung Ga Kuen (洪家拳) and the various styles of Tai Chi.

ALSO: Which super-hero most likely practices Tai Chi? José answers. HINT: also a New Yorker. Finally José shares some anecdotes behind the development of his children’s book TAI CHI FOR KIDS, his comic series SHADOW LORDS and the continued success of his production partner’s comic/film/video-game franchise BLACK SALT. http://www.blacksaltfilm.com……

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