The Making of the New Superhero Mural at 19th and Mission

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We finally managed to get in touch with one of the artists behind the neighborhood’s hottest new mural. Ronnie gives us some background:

The space upstairs used to be my old office/art studio and we had the original mural on he side but it was defaced a few years back and we just never got around to fixing it. We had the min hero concept for quite some time but never had the appropriate wall for it and we finally had the time, materials and wall so we hooked up 19th. I also grew up on 19th and my father who was quite fond of comics had got me interested at a young age and so we thought how cool it would be if there could be a mural that would not only brighten up the neighborhood but also give children something to aspire to become. In this day and age in a neighborhood like that kids need something to keep them looking up and moving forward in a positive manner. The best part of painting the wall was the kids walking by and getting so excited and pointing out to there parents all the heroes and talking photos with them. We honestly do feel like we gave something to the community with this one.

Huzzah! Sounds good to me. And looks good:

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Photos by Steven Weinberg (who did most of the legwork for this post). Lots more after the jump.  Thanks, Steven!

(Or check out WHAT IM SEEING for some serious professional-grade shots.)

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Graffiti Turf War: Sad Jose vs. Shitty Kitty

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Mikey says:

While passing the magic starry window wall at 19th and San Carlos today I looked to the right and was startled to see the familiar sleeping ogre princes suddenly besieged by an attack squad of impish cat demons. Yes, they’re applying old spice. The start of a graffiti turf war I’m not eager to get tangled up in.

A closer look:

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Thanks, Mikey! Lots more after the jump:

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Worldwide Vegan Bakesale

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The Wordwide Vegan Bake Sale is happening this weekend.  Not to get all spammy about vegan pastries, but I’m hoping to score some free cupcakes for propping the event.  Besides, there is something inherently awesome about a wholesome bake sale happening on the same corner of Capp St. notorious for muggings and shootings.

Sunday.  11am-4pm.  24th and Capp.

Vegansaurus! has all the details.