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[ARTIST INTERVIEW] Sukma Agustriyana

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When it comes to the style and imagery of a comic book. You start to wonder the back story of the creator. For the upcoming issue of Samurai Shin I decided to Interview illustrator Sukma Agustriyana, here’s what we discussed:

NIKKISIIXX: What inspired the Ghost Art series (Deviantart Gallery)? These were really impressive.
Sukma Agustriyana: thank you ~.. for all kamen rider ghost artwork, I really inspired from the actual figure which based for each form of kamen rider ghost. i’ts like ghost musashi which means its from actual samurai figure miyamoto musashi.

16736473_120300002158302105_1979973816_nNIKKISIIXX: Would you say you’ve always embraced your creativity? What makes your draw?
Sukma Agustriyana: there’s so much things that makes me draw until now, like watching movies, reading manga or books, playing video and looking at other inspiring artist artwork and then study it..
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NIKKISIIXX: How was it working with the other illustrators and following Mike Miles vision with the project?
Sukma Agustriyana: it’s amazing experience… working with all team members is so much fun, they are all talented and Mikel was also clear with his vision that makes me more easier to visualize the artwork.

NIKKISIIXX: What inspires you when creating the images for Samurai Shin?
Sukma Agustriyana: some of my inspirations comes from anime and movies. Just like the first when i saw the previous samurai shin artwork, I suddenly think about afro samurai, and then more anime movies like “sword of the stranger”, “Samurai Champloo” and “Rurouni Kenshin”.

NIKKISIIXX: How was your experience contributing to xenopets :concurro & aldnoah zero Mangas?
Sukma Agustriyana: it was awesome.. at first I was little afraid of making mistakes because its the first comic I working on, but along the way I learned a lot of new things.
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NIKKISIIXX: What do you think about the Samurai Shin Soundtrack? Which track is your favorite and why?
Sukma Agustriyana: its cool!, my favourite track is titled “past” by kuro silence its a nice calming tone, soothing and good instrumental.

NIKKISIIXX: If you were to create a character like yourself, what characteristics or powers will he have? And what would be his back story?
Sukma Agustriyana: i think i will create some shape shifting monster that can turn into anything he wants except his family, but from childhood he never met with his family members. and the story begin with meeting with one of the family members and adventure start with looking the rest of his family.

NIKKISIIXX: Anything you’ll like to share:
Sukma Agustriyana: as always.. “stay consistent and focused what are you doing, stay humble with everyone and keep learning from everything” 🙂
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NIKKISIIXX: Any social media links, photos you like for me to use to post with the interview.
Sukma Agustriyana: yeah sure! 🙂 .. here it is

https://pixiv.me/arashikun21
https://www.facebook.com/ArashikunFuu
https://www.instagram.com/arashikun/
https://www.facebook.com/arakunwork/
http://arashi-yanagawa.deviantart.com/

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[AUDIO] Emeka – Like A Diamond

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[MIAMI, FL] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com we have Miami local Emeka with his latest single LIKE A DIAMOND. When you know you were born for greatness, this track is for you. Emeka even mentions in order for diamonds to become diamonds, they need to under massive amounts of pressure in order to shine bright. Take that as life advice, you gotta work hard under pressure and prevailing into what you want to be. LIKE A DIAMOND, is a very melodic track that gives you a bit of R&B vibes to it. Currently, Emeka is working on his third album which is set to release this year. If you’re diggin’ Emeka’s flow and vibe, make sure to follow him on all his links below:

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[AUDIO] Chughey – Geronimo

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[CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com we have upcoming hip-hop artist and producer Chughey. He’s bringing up his single GERONIMO. In which Chughey wrote, performed, and produced himself. On his latest track, I really like Chughey’s flow and presence on it. Hook is catchy and makes you want to learn the lyrics in order to rap along. From the production to overall vibe from GERONIMO this is a dope track. If you like this track as much as I do, make sure you check out his Facebook for more details.

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[AUDIO] Vizualye – Unbelieveable featuring Warren Young

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[VIRGINIA] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com we have independent artist Vizualye with his latest single UNBELIEVEABLE. Visualye emphasizes in his music by expressing how passionate he is as a writer. Inspired by alternative bands like 3 Doors Down and rap poets like Nas. UNBELIEVABLE is off Vizualye upcoming album entitled The Awakening. The single has a hip-hop/R&B style to it. Warren Young makes an appearance on the track with his vocals for the hook. UNBELIEVEBEABLE has a chill vibe while Vizualye expresses how he feels about someone who he cares about. If you’re diggin’ Vizualye makes sure to check out his link below.

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[AUDO] The Wilde – Girlie Magazines

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[CALIFORNIA] Releasing his second single off GIRLIE MAGAZINES his newly released album COVERUPS by hip-hop artist The Wilde. The track empathizes the opportunities of giving people second chances. Hoping the best will come back once more. The Wilde discusses his first love, summer nights, first heartbreaks, and Warped Tour. I really like how the track was fused from “A Lack of Color” by Death Cab for Cutie and “Against the Bottom” by Grieves. Dope track! Stay tuned from more from The Wilde and don’t forget to check out his new album COVERUPS.

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[REACTION] NikkiSiixx Reacts To The Walking Dead S7 EP8 – Hearts Still Beating

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Here’s where NikkiSiixx records her reaction to the Season Seven of the Walking Dead. If you can’t tell, she’s a fan. We have Season Seven Episode Eight with “Hearts Still Breathing“.

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[MUSIC VIDEO] J. Nolan – GAME POINT

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Making his return on NikkiSiixx.com, we have hip-hop lyricist J. Nolan with his latest short one-take style music video called GAME POINT. This visual is to get things started after he took a bit of a hiatus due to focusing more on performing live at shows, getting his music licenses, and building relationships within the music business.

GAME POINT serves as the introduction to his forthcoming project entitled Rise of ATLantis. The project is dedicated to his home town of Atlanta. Which in wants to create a balance of lyrical driven content, soulful hip-hop, and a bit of trap music. I find the visual to be interpretative. As you see him recite his lyrics in the elevator once he’s down he’s on the way up. Looking forward to hearing more dope content from J. Nolan.

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[AUDIO] CAINE – Summer Nights

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[LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, we have emerging rap artist Caine bringing us his latest single titled SUMMER NIGHTS. The chilled out anthem reflects his life experiences with this fusion of hip-hop and R&B. I see Caine expresses the increase in his support has brought him attention from the ladies. In this case, are they just calling him cause his balling now? It don’t matter to Caine, cause he’s living his life to the fullest, without the need to be tied down. Enjoy SUMMER NIGHTS and don’t forget to press repeat.

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[AUDIO] Lazer Beam Green – Ride With Me featuring Maizey Parker

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Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, we got hip-hop artist Lazer Beam Green with his official professional debut single RIDE WITH ME, featuring Maizey Parker. On his track, he talks about road tripping with family and friends. Reminiscing on some good times regarding long road trips to advance in his musical career, over a catchy beat produced by Jamison Stokdyk of Sheboygan Recording. I thought the intro to RIDE WITH ME was pretty interesting with the Voice for Maps directing you to Lazer Beam Green, it’s like setting you up on the journey you’re about to embark on. Stay in the loop for more content from Lazer Beam Green by following him on his link below:

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[COMICS] POPOVA – Issue #1

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popova issue 1POPOVA: FEMALE EMPOWERMENT OR RADICAL FEMINISM? POPOVA was written and created by Dre Torres and Alex Valdes, a New York / Miami based filmmaking duo best known for their feature-length documentary THE LAST TAINO. The book features stylish black & white artwork by Yasmin Liang (STAR TREK, STEED AND MRS. PEEL), and variant cover art by Amancay Nahuelpan (CLANDESTINO, YOUNG TERRORISTS).

After reading the first issue of the POPOVA, I can’t wait what’s in store with Scarlet Rose’s battle and will she be able to get away from the woman organization who targets male oppressors, that she used to be apart of?

It was a suspenseful read, the illustrators portrayed the story perfectly. The new comic book POPOVA is a revenge fantasy in the vein of Inglorious Bastards, explores the idea of reversing society’s gender stereotypes by depicting women in the role of the aggressor. Just goes to show woman can be badasses too! I don’t want to reveal too much of the story, but know it’s definitely worth it.

According to co-creator Dre Torres, “Historically, men have used violence to oppress women. The characters in our book simply decided to fight fire with fire. They don’t protest, they don’t campaign. They kill.”

POPOVA #1 is currently available for purchase at Popovaworld.com

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[REACTION] NikkiSiixx Reacts to The Walking Dead S7 EP7 – Sing Me A Song

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Here’s where NikkiSiixx records her reaction to the Season Seven of the Walking Dead. If you can’t tell, she’s a fan. We have Season Seven Episode Seven with “Sing Me A Song“.

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[Nikki Hears It First] FayBn – X Girlfriend (S2 EP1)

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Welcome back a new season of Nikki Hears It First!

Here’s where I film my reaction to a music video from an indie artist. This time on Season Two Episode One, I’m watching Miami Hip-Hop Artist FayBN with his music video “X GIRLFRIEND“. Take a look at what I thought about it and I would love to hear what you guys think about the track/visual!

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[AUDIO] Teddy Harris – Starr

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[FLORIDA+ATLANTA] Making his return to NikkiSiixx.com, we have Rapper/R&B artist Teddy Harris. I consider him an R&B artist considering he has so much soul when it comes to his melodies. And with his second single STARR, off Teddy Harris’ upcoming debut project “Tell H.E.R. I Said…“. The song is dedicated to the ladies and really provides a groovy-fun vibe. Teddy Harris is descriptive about the one who caught his eye. Currently, we are waiting for the visual to his single! Expect it real soon and get the alert by following Teddy Harris on TWITTER and INSTAGRAM.

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[GAMING] Female Gamers Are Here To Stay

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350f00d2ca732583d6df5584fe5bb597Female Gamers Are Here To Stay || In the dynamic modern day world, gaming is constantly changing. What was assumed to be a male dominated field now hosts a large number (a whooping 52%!) of female gamers. Though women have not been traditionally associated with gaming, the stereotype is slowly breaking with the numerous women coming out on platforms like Twitch to present their skills as advanced gamers. It is speculated that the number of females playing games has increased because of the rise of mobile technology. Now that all gamers do not have to spend their days holed up inside their rooms in the dim light of their play stations, it would be wrong to assume that the demographics have remained the same.
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Women have shown interest in gaming through mobile devices like smart phones and tablets. It might be possible that the rise in a more ‘casual’ type of genre in gaming has brought more women into the sphere that was previously considered almost exclusively male. From interactive puzzles to entertaining bingo games (which you can play here), women form the majority of players. And what about the male players? Well, they are not susceptible to any harm. Their position in the world of gaming has remained the same and will probably continue to be so even if the number of female players rises further. It is important to recognize that there is a need for homogeneity in the gaming industry so that games that were considered ‘typically male’ can cater to the females too. Gaming should rely on the skills of a player rather than their sex. Female gamers are here to stay and there is no denying the fact that their opinions will start changing the face of the gaming industry in time.

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[AUDIO] Johnny Brown – Champagne On A Yacht

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Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com we have upcoming artist by the name of Johnny Brown with his latest single CHAMPAGNE ON A YACHT. For only being 20 years old he’s eyes are on the horizon. With collaborating with producer Key Watch, bringing us a track, that you can definitely hear on the radio. The track is smooth, while Johnny Brown expresses his thoughts on his shorty. While sipping on champagne on a yacht. There’s also a music video to his single. Johnny Brown is harmonic and gets all romantic on this one. Stay tuned for more content from Johnny Brown.

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[MUSIC VIDEO] RickyAtoms – RIDIN’ FOR A MINUTE

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[MIAMI, FL] For an artist who has been trying to perfect his craft, we have upcoming hip-hop artist RickyAtoms with his debut Music Video for his single RIDIN’ FOR A MINUTE. In collaboration with music producer Hard Dinero. The track focuses on RickyAtoms starting from the bottom and making his way up with his consistent progression. Improving his skills in music from producing beats and writing/recording his lyrics. Besides creating music, RickyAtoms also skateboards. The visual takes place at the Skatepark where we see Ricky skate and other skate enthusiast while the other location is at the studio working on the track with Hard Dinero. The RIDIN’ FOR A MINUTE visual really embodies the tracks concept. The single is catchy and puts you on a good vibe throughout. Stay tuned for more content by RickyAtoms.

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