Real Deal features high-stakes negotiations and the nerve-wracking anxiety of auction. Sellers bring their family heirlooms, historic items, and rare memorabilia to expert dealers who evaluate the items and put a cash offer on the table. An intense negotiation begins and the pressure rises as ultimately the sellers hold the cards and will make the choice between the certainty of cash on the table and the unknowns of an auction, where there are no guarantees.
Runtime: 30 minutes
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Real Deal Magazine was an independent comic book title published in the 1990s. One of the rare contemporary African-American-created and published comics, Real Deal depicted Los Angeles underworld life with deadpan visceral humor and gross-out violence (termed “Urban Terror” by the creators). Stories were by H.P. McElwee (aka “R.D. Bone”) and art primarily by Lawrence Hubbard (aka “Raw Dawg”). Inspired by magazines like Mad, traditional superhero comics, and people the creators knew in their own lives, Real Deal satirized Blaxploitation movies with a mélange of stories featuring convicts, hustlers, drug addicts, crack whores, car thieves, and murderers. In the words of artist/publisher Hubbard, a typical Real Deal story began with
... an everyday situation: Going to the store, the car wash, buying some food, you have a confrontation, nobody backs down! And next all hell breaks loose!! And the main thing is none of the characters give a shit about the consequences.
Hubbard cites Mort Drucker, Angelo Torres, George Woodbridge, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, E. Simms Campbell, and Doug Wildey as influences, while critics note the similarity of Hubbard's inking to that of Gary Panter and Raymond Pettibon.
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