Sunday, October 26, 2008
8.5x11". 8 pages of color screenprinted action + 8 pages of b&w xerox action. The story begins with a fearsome encounter on stormy seas, then undergoes a few transformations... Debuted at SPX 2008. Drawn from Frank Santoro's layouts and story notes. Very limited quantity! $7.00 includes shipping US,CAN
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Oh, this happened last month but I forgot to post! Victoria and I went to Takarazuka, home of the legend himself, to see the Osamu Tezuka museum. It's a fabulous, small, fun museum. There were a lot of childhood drawings, souvenirs, and information about about his life; several rooms of original comic pages (complete with white-out and paste-in text); a make-your-own-anime workshop for kids (and foreigners), and even a lounge with undreds of books you can just sit down and read. In the middle of our visit we saw Mr. Tezuka hard at work. He took a break to pose for a photo. Thanks Mr. Tezuka, we love you!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
This book is about exactly what it says: a fashionable judo girl! A local manga shop regularly puts books without jackets out for free. I drive by every day and I take everything (maybe 30 books a week, usually in sets of 5 or 6 or more). Some are really bad but most are fine.
Yawara is one of my favorites, and it definitely has the nicest production of any set I've picked up: Two-tone covers, with Miss Yawara in a different outfit each time, are followed by several pages of colored introduction. The storytelling is pretty clear and fun (click through to see on my flickr) and the story is an odd blend of typical boys' and girls' manga. Yawara is a cute fashionable girl, but she participates in tournaments that look exactly like DBZ.
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Here's Sam Gas Can
Here's Hitty Titty
Love is a real thing.
Here's Bear and Pieces
Here's Noel Troll doing using his favorite sales pitch.
Neyer with RCS's ghost in the background.
For some reason, James Kochalka was actually tolerable during this panel.
Someone getting mind-controlled.