What Happens When Hip-Hop and Doodle Art Combine
Canadian illustrator Marlon Sassy was listening to Snoop Dogg and doodling on Post-It notes during his lunch break when he accidentally invented Gangster Doodles. Now with two published zines and a growing Tumblr and Instagram following, Marlon is taking his lunch break hobby into new, professional heights. His trademark pen and marker doodles have a distinctive look that’s intriguing in its simplicity. From Biggie to Nicki Minaj to A Tribe Called Quest, Gangster Doodles shows not only a love of hip hop but also a look at the art of doodling, a scene that’s still struggling to gain respect in the art world, much like hip hop used to be for the music world. This unlikely pair is turning out to be a match made in heaven.