November 14th, 2013 [ Tags: hayao miyazaki, manga, sengoku, smaurai ]
So many Miyazaki!
I was heartbroken when I heard that Hayao Miyazaki had decided to retire from animated features. His films have always filled me with a sense of wide-eyed wonder. And though we have twenty films directed by him to fill our days, I still want more. I guess that’s the best time to retire. Far better to leave fans hungry than sated.
So what does an animation director do in his retirement? Serialized manga, of course!
On NTV’s “Sekai-ichi Uketai” variety show, Studio Ghibli’s producer Toshio Suzuki let slip that Miyazaki is working on a samurai manga set in the sengoku era. Suzuko refused to elaborate any further.
Miyazaki is no stranger to manga. His seven volume version of Nausicaä Valley of the Wind has sold millions. I’d be curious to see if he’s using assistants on this new work, or if he’s going solo. Either way, I can’t wait to see what he has in store. I’m a sucker for a sword.
More as it develops.
From: Anime News Network
November 13th, 2013 [ Tags: coloring comics, vlog ]
In living color! Color me bad! Paint with all the colors of the wind! Colors, that 80s movie that no one remembers!
My thoughts on moving from black and white to color for the comic.
November 11th, 2013 [ Tags: ask a slave, azie dungie ]
Season 2 of Ask a Slave is here!
Soooooo you might be thinking that Azie made up some of these questions for comedic effect, especially that last one. Sadly, no. These are all real questions that tourists asked her on a daily damn basis.
The really sad part is that she has enough of these questions for a second, third, and probably fourth season.
November 5th, 2013 [ Tags: ask a slave, azie dungie, kojo nnamdi ]
My awesome friend Azie Dungie was on the Kojo Nnamdi Show yesterday to talk about Ask A Slave. Azie sounds like a seasoned pro and Kojo asks some really great questions. But my favorite part is the woman who calls in freaking out about WHERE DO I FIND THIS WAHTS A WEBSHOW HOW DO I INTERNET! She sounds so desperate to see the show which, honestly, is as it should be.
If you haven’t checked it out, all first episodes of the first season are up at Ask A Slave. I believe season 2 kicks off on Sunday. I can’t wait!
November 4th, 2013 [ Tags: American Heart Association ]
Reader Amanda Steven’s mother recently passed away so she raising money for the American Heart Association as a birthday gift. From Amanda:
As some of you may or may not know this summer my Mother passed of Heart Disease. I’ve been doing a lot of small scale things for the American Heart Association ever since. Right now, I want to test something. According to Facebook I have 1300+ friends, Twitter tells me I have ~400 followers, and 100 on Tumblr. I am asking if you all of you could send me $1-2 to my Paypal. I would like to donate it as a large and very late Birthday gift. Anyone who donates will be entered in a nerdy raffle filled with Pathfinder core books, D&D books, manga, and other geek stuff. My Paypal is Lkrouser@optonline.net. Send as a gift otherwise it gets put on hold. Please help me do this for my mom. Thanks.