This is Jonathan Lethem’s brother Blake, who does some illustration work for Jonathan’s books. I googled him this morning to find more of his art, and came across this article. With sentences like this:
Admittedly, hip-hop heads in the iTunes Age don’t normally extend b-boys their rightful props, but trust that the O.G.s know about this cat.
I admit to understanding very little of what is being said. BUT, this is pretty cool:
In fact, Blake is the role model for the narrator of Jonathan’s award-winning 2003 novel Fortress of Solitude—“Parts of the book are pretty much verbatim from him,” Jonathan confirms.