Had to do a song for my favorite character from my favorite movie (because I’m obsessed), so here’s my tribute to Mako Mori from Pacific Rim!

With apologies to the Flaming Lips.

If you like the track and want to download it, head on over to my Soundcloud:

So many Miyazaki!

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

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.

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.

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!