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Chris Bachalo x XXL

blame it on Meka March 29, 2010

The mind behind the dope-as-hell Wu Massacre covers speaks to XXL about the artwork, his favorite Wu member and the rumors of a Wu Massacre comic book.

XXLMag.com: Were you familiar with Wu-Tang before doing the Wu Massacre cover?

Chris Bachalo: I was aware of them [but] I’m more of a Johnny Cash, Cheap Trick, White Stripes type of guy. I haven’t paid close attention to hip-hop. I’m a White guy from White suburbia so it’s not a culture that I’ve been exposed to that often so what was really interesting about the project, and what’s great about being an illustrator is when you get to work on an assignment like this where you’re exposed to something different.

XXLMag.com: Will there be any storyboards in the casing?

Chris Bachalo: I know that after we finished the four [cover] images, they came back to me and asked if I would do a six-page comic. So I’m working on that now. I don’t think at this time it’s going to be part of the CD package. I think that this time what they want to do is put it online. Again, I don’t know exactly how this is going to go but I think they’re going to publish the comic book on a website so that people can check out the guys in action.

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