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The Outsider is recreating Netflix’s movie “The Outsider”, following an American who becomes member of the Yakuza (Japanese organized crime syndicate). In the movie, the Yakuza are depicted as a bloodthirsty and ruthless. It breaks traditions set by the Yakuza, and rather focuses on an American rather than actual Japanese actors. The illustration mimics this idea of the film, with an American breaking the longstanding traditions while displaying the characteristics of the American.
Unlikely Heroes is about what is unknown or not as well-known is the heroic acts the Yakuza did a natural disaster in 2011. In 2011, when Japan was hit with an earthquake and Tsunami, one of the unlikeliest heroes stepped up to help the people in need. The Yakuza (Japan’s most powerful gang) sent trucks filled with supplies from food, water, blankets, and toiletries to evacuation centers.
Danny Trejo aims to examine Danny Trejo and his criminal past. He was a child drug addict and criminal, being in and out of jail for 11 years. Many of the roles he plays has him rekindling with his past. This illustration reimagines his Machete character as the evilest criminal possible.
Danny Trejo Reformed address the Danny Trejo behind the lenses, Danny Trejo is a philanthropic individual. He is a restauranteur; owning taco restaurants and coffee and donut stores. He also helps spread autism awareness, is a devoted animal lover and animal advocate rescuing dogs.
Handicap Match depicts the aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death in 2015 increased tension between the black community and the police. Allegedly, Baltimore police claimed they received information that the Bloods and Crips gang were planning on teaming up to take out the police. This illustration synthesizes these allegations with a handicap wrestling match.
Bloods and Crips Unite addresses the incorrect reports Baltimore police received, members of Bloods and Crips were unifying for a greater good. They stood side by side-by-side against police brutality. This was done not only to honor Freddie Gray, but the continuous violence that occurs between law enforcement and the black community.
Criminal Lineup presents five figures are who the mainstream media portray as only criminals. From left to right they are: Yakuza member, Danny Trejo, Blood and Crips member and Nathan Phillips
Heroes portrays the same five figures but as heroes. The good deeds these individuals have done are not reported as heavily as their felonious actions.