A man must sometimes walk alone to complete his mission, whether it's Joe Lieberman leaving his party and going indie, or Sisqo, after he discovered Dru Hill didn't feel the same way about thongs. Choosing to continue the creative operation even when the staff went from two to one, Occasional Superstar.
Superstar's the adopted nickname of Atlantan Fabian Williams, a graphic artist/illustrator/painter who makes "socially & culturally relevant" hip-hop-inspired art (for clients including Usher & Heineken), who went solo when his Marine brother/business partner was called to war; he takes the company's name from his playful former business card, which read "CEO and Occasional Superstar" (like Carrot Top, after Chairman of the Board). There're OutKast-homaging prints (originals use acrylics, pastels, charcoal, and oil) like a poster he created for Big Boi's collab with the Atlanta Ballet (w/ various dancers painted into Big's head), and a yellow, playing-card-style print of a fedora-rocking, red-revolver-pointing Andre 3000 called "Low Joker", also a nickname that doesn't work for Jack Nicholson. Non-Dungeon-Family items include the portrait-styled "Rudy" (an adult version of Fat Albert), "Point Game" (eight guys arguing while playing pickup hoops), and the Race Card pack of oversized playing cards (five've got Al & Jesse, five show Bill O'Reilly & Limbaugh); they're meant to be pulled out to "educate" someone who may've done something discriminatory, and help "confront the subtleties of modern-day racism", though you almost never see a "Help Wanted: 100-Yard Dash Need Not Apply" sign these days.
Fabian's got a trash-talking, WWE-themed "art battle" coming to The High this fall, plus two new items that'll hit the online store soon: a 52-card deck with T.I., Lil' Wayne, Young Jeezy, etc as face cards, plus stained-glass-styled paintings he's calling "Soul Glo" -- even though anything intended to praise Eriq LaSalle's hair is just wrong, wr-, wrong, wrong, wrong.