asaf :: The Source asked me to illustrate a story titled "Lack of love in hip-hop", centering around how women are objectified within the hip-hop community. their idea was to have a guy surrounded by plastic blow-up dolls. these dolls could represent some of the women you might find in hip-hop videos. the male character might even be in the process of blowing up one of the dolls. so this was the starting point, and I tried different variations on this theme. when criticizing machoism and sexism the tricky part is not to end up with an image that is glorifying instead of doing the opposite.