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



A Short Love Story
August 1, 2008, 11:06 am
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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.



MUTO Wall Painted Animation by Blu
June 4, 2008, 9:20 am
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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!



Tales from Earthsea and Ghibli Studio

I was recently told about the Ghibli Studio movie, Tales from Earthsea

Director Goro Miyazaki is every bit as brilliant as his father Hayao Miyazaki. I’m just taken away by all that I’ve seen from them and Ghibli Studio. While the it’s not as visual as Hayao’s movies like Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke, but it still has a captivating storyline.

The best thing I find about these films is really how simply thier animated. Well, the characters anyway. The shape of the nose, eyes, mouths, are all reminiscent of the old animated tv series like RoboTech or the like. The animation is of course far beyond what it was, but the simple line art of the human characters with incredibly detailed backgrounds and scenery, amazing story telling all bring it together so wonderfully.

I really hope that someday my daugther will enjoy these films as much as I do and just love the fact that these films can span the age gap. I don’t know one adult who’s seen a Miyazaki film that hasn’t absolutely adored it, and my daugther has already watched parts of Howl’s Moving Castle and was mesmerized. Not that I let her watch a lot of television at this point…but I digress.

I sound like I’m ranting a bit but my main point here is I will never cease to be amazed by what Ghibli Studio and the Miyazaki’s are creating. There are a few other I still need to see and can’t wait to enjoy watching them.

Below is a list of films and links to Ghibli Studio movies I HIGHLY reccomend:

Princess Mononoke
Howl’s Moving Castle
Spirited Away
Nausicaa of the Wind
Porco Rosso
Tales from Earthsea
Grave if Fireflies
My Neighbor Totoro