Tag: Japan

Summer Fun Time Reading ’19

The beach-related holidays are here, my friends, and I am on the road for summer fun time. As you know, reading is a huge summer fun time thing. I hope you enjoy mysteries of all kinds as mystery abounds in these suggestions, including: Mysterious interdimensional travel through a […]

Bowie in Ukiyo-e

David Bowie is re-imagined in woodblock prints by Japanese artists. “One of the latest Bowie tributes comes in the form of two contemporary woodblock prints created by Masumi Ishikawa—one of the artists behind the Ukiyo-e Project. The first piece is inspired by Brian Duffy’s iconic photograph of Bowie […]

“An Ode to Mothra”

Friend of the Gutter Jessica Ritchey writes an ode to Mothra at Balder & Dash at RogerEbert.com. “The giant moth’s introduction to audiences came in 1961’s “Mothra,” and for all it owed to the conventions of the Kaiju formula it offered plenty that was unique. Instead of a […]

Junji Ito at TCAF

Minovsky livetweets the Junji Ito event at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. “Junji Ito did not realize that people considered his work to be body horror until he read his own Wikipedia page. ‘Yeah, I guess that fits.’”