Artist Jim Mahfood on Moving to L.A., Drawing Tank Girl and Spiderman, and Coming Back to Town for Phoenix Comicon

Around a decade ago, you could regularly spy the artwork of Jim Mahfood all around the Valley.

The stark drawings created by the onetime Tempe resident (who's also known as Food One) were seen on fliers for hip-hop shows, in advertisements, in his comic books like Grrl Scouts, and the pages of publications like Phoenix New Times and Java. He was also tight with the local urban culture scene, which including doing live art at events like The Blunt Club or promotional work for local b-boys or rappers.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.