What’s Tephlon Funk?
A Bande Dessinée series created by Stephane Metayer about a young girl from Queensbridge who’s life turns upside down. It’s heavily inspired by both Hip Hop & Anime. The words “Tephlon Funk” means to be strong and stand out. He wanted to create an authentic and genuine story that takes place in New York City.
This is a big love letter to all the 5 Boroughs. Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. This is more than just a series, it’s a movement! Here you’ll find dope artwork, comics, music and merchandise. Thank you for supporting us and we hope you enjoy it.
STEPHANE METAYER CREATOR | WRITER | GRAPHIC & WEB DESIGN
An Artist and Writer from Queens, New York City. His inspirations include Akira Toriyama, Shinichirō Watanabe, Bengus, Akiman, Kentaro Miura & Hayao Miyazaki.
Stephane’s biggest influence would have to be the rapper, Nas. Specifically his 1994 debut album “Illmatic” which finally pushed him to create Tephlon Funk!® back in 2004.
This is his 1st project which he hopes to help inspire and influence others. A true fan of both Hip Hop and Anime. More than 10 years later, he’s now ready to take the next step.
DAVID TAKO ILLUSTRATOR | CHARACTER DESIGNER
A French Artist from Paris, France born and raised loving Animated Movies, Comics, Mangas and Video Games. He’s always had a great passion for Japan and Japanese Culture.
His favorite inspirations are Satoshi Kon, Naoki Urasawa, Hayao Miyazaki, Yoshiyuki Sadamoto and Toshihiro Kawamoto.
After animation school, he’s worked on mobile games and several animation projects. Now he’s Illustrating and doing character design for Tephlon Funk!® along with his personal French Comic influenced by manga called “Green Class”
NICOLAS SAFE ILLUSTRATOR | BACKGROUNDS
A French Graffiti Artist from Paris who grew up with Franco-Belgian Traditional Comics ’til he discovered Mangas and American Comics Strips.
His inspirations come from Hip Hop Culture, especially the 90’s, along with Katsuhiro Otomo, Humberto Ramos, William Vance, Masamune Shirow, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Fransisco Herrera, Uderzo and many others.
Since animation school, he’s working with a collective of Artists teaching graffiti and drawing to kids in Youth Centers, doing canvas walls, frescoes for City Halls, associations, or himself. He’s also working with his bro’ Tako on a “few things” you’ve heard about now!
JAMES STANLEY STORYBOARDS | ANIMATION LAYOUTS
Although originally born in Maryland, New York City has always been a second home for this tenacious Brooklyn Artist whose major influences include CRMK (剛田 チーズ), Inseung Choi, Kim Kidoo, Yutaka Nakamura and LeSean Thomas.
After honing his skills at the Savannah College of Art and Design, he’s excited bring his skillset to the Tephlon Funk Team. He’s also the Writer/Artist for the upcoming series “Part Time Shuffle”