I Luv Halloween!

Wow, it’s been fffaaaarrrr too long since I blogged something, and well in the spirit of Halloween, which I’m quite fond of, I thought I’d post this first video of I Luv Halloween and a link to where you can read the I Luv Halloween manga. This is from writer Keith Giffen and artist Ben Roman. Keith Giffen is a veteran comic book artist and writer who is best known for his critically acclaimed work on Justice League and Legion of Super Heroes. Keith Giffen is currently working on several projects for DC Comics and co-writes and illustrates Dominion for Image Comics. He also rewrites Battle Royale and Battle Vixens for TOKYOPOP. Ben Roman always loved to draw, he never considered a career in art until he moved to Los Angeles in 2003. ANd well, I’m in love with him. Ha.

Anywho, this is not for the kiddies, so please watch if only you’re interested in cartoon gore. I simply love it not only cause i’m sick and I like stuff like that but the artwork is AMAZING in the manga and well, it’s just bad ass. There’s not much I can say to do it justice to please, watch and read for yourself.

Oh, and reading is a must, that’s how i first discovered it and that’s always the best way to get the true feeling, as it was orginally intended. Not that the animation isn’t cool…it’s just, I can’t help but like the original manga version.

You can read the manga here (but you should go buy it too!): Tokyo Pop

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Art Show at the Nightlight!
August 11, 2008, 4:48 pm
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I’m blown away to announce that my brother and I have an art show at the Nightlight here in SE Portland! My friend manages the bar and they have monthly artists that they feature and we get to be one of them! Words can’t describe how giddy and overwhelmed we feel. We are quite humbled.

Please show you support of us, and all local artists by attending and saying hi, September 5th at 7 p.m. for our artist reception. Both me and my brother are far from pretentious when it comes to our artwork so have no fear, this definately won’t be a stuffy art showing. AND it’s at a bar! What more do I need to convince you!?

Here’s the official postcard:

Nightlight September Art Show

Nightlight September Art Show

You can see my brothers artwork at his Deviant Art account here: Ninja Monkey Robot on Deviant Art

Please come out!!!



A Short Love Story
August 1, 2008, 11:06 am
Filed under: animation, art | Tags: ,

Haven’t posted anything in a while and a co-worker of mine posted this on our company blog.  Super cute!  I’ve always loved stop motion animation by Carlos Lascano.

A SHORT LOVE STORY IN STOP MOTION from Carlos Lascano on Vimeo.



Vagabond and Takehiko Inoue

AHHHHHHHH!!!! I just fell in love and found a new obsession for manga!!! Takehiko Inoue is a genius artist and story teller!!! My tattoo artist Lewis Hess recommended this manga, Vagabond, of which I’d heard, but not yet read.

The story is about a ronin named Shinmen Takezo, who is later known by Myamoto Musashi. Turns out, he was a real man in feudal Japan born in 1584 and was famed for his duels and distinctive style. Musashi, as he is often simply known, became legendary through his outstanding swordsmanship in numerous duels, even from a very young age. He is the founder of the Hyōhō Niten Ichi-ryū or Niten-ryū style of swordsmanship and the author of The Book of Five Rings, a book on strategy, tactics, and philosophy that is still studied today.

Inoue takes his legendary and somewhat unknown story and tells in a way you just must find out for yourself. And what beautiful artwork!!! Some of the pages are water colored or painted and it’s just amazing what detail he can put into it. I just can’t explain in words, you’ll simply have to experience it yourself! Highly recommend! ItIf you are at all interested in samurai, or even japanese culture, this is a MUST. Just look at his wall painting with nothing but black paint…


I found translated chapters online and I couldn’t resist. I of course want to spend money on the books but with the amount of volumes at this point I’d have to spend some money to read everything published so far.

If you want to read them, and you should, go to One Manga and you can read up to the latest book and the’ll keep updating with more, this is also where I read my Naruto and Bleach. Since finding it here, I’ve sat and read the 251 chapters they have available within a few days or so. Every shred of free time I had to devoted to reading it. That just shows how amazingly engaging it is.



On Social Media, Blogs and Advertising

Here’s a link on a blog relating to social media, blogging itself, advertising and viral marketing.  It’s written by Dave Allen of Nemo Design.  Please read and pass on to anyone in the industry or who you think would be interested. 

Social Cache: On Social Media, Blogs and Advertising
 



Naruto Chapter 403-SPOILER


So just read Chapter 403…and of course there isn’t a damn thing going on…just more filler before the real action starts. Although it does seem like Itachi gave Naruto some of his power? WTF? Why would he do that and what did he give Naruto exactly? It’s hard to tell what Itachi was thinking since it’s only come to light what he had intended all along for Sasuke. Dammit, now I’m confused and cant’ wait! So Sasuke is still going to attack Konoha but sounds like he’s got something up his sleeve for reinstating the Uchiha clan…if that is his intention. I think he needs to get rid of Madara though…I don’t trust that guy even though I love his silly mannerisms.

Naruto and Sasuke will fight again…only I think Sasuke has a huge leg up on Naruto…we don’t even know how far Naruto has progressed since the last time he released the chakra from Kyuubi and probably was close to dying. AND Madara and the probably Sasuke I bet can control Kyuubi…

…and what about Akatsuki??? Where are those clowns? Do they still want the nine tails? Isn’t that the last demon they need? And Madara is in control of Akatsuki…so would Sasuke let him have Naruto? Or would he want to fight Naruto himself? ACK! Masashi is definately going to be bringing it all to a head here shortly I’m sure…but still… It’s too much to bear! I can’t freakin’ wait!!!



MUTO Wall Painted Animation by Blu
June 4, 2008, 9:20 am
Filed under: animation, art, graffiti, movies | Tags: , , , , , , ,

This is insane! MUTO by Blu is an animation painted on walls in Buenos Aires and Baden that I found on the CMD Agency blog posting. Watch it, it will blow you away I’m sure. Having my brother and a few friends be graf artists, I can especially appreciate this one. AMAZING!!

Not only is that rad, but his wall paintings and art are just awesome! Check out all his stuff!