Most people who follow my work might have noticed that I tend to name many of my pieces after places that are important to me. The Malayan Rainforest Larm, the Bantayan Reef Larm, The Mactan Island Larm…etc. Two of those, the Bantayan and Mactan Larms are named after islands that surround the…
Dreamland Japan: Writings on Modern Manga - Kindle edition by Frederik L. Schodt.
This landmark book, first published at the height of the manga boom, is offered in a hardcover collector’s edition with a new foreword and afterword. Frederik L. Schodt looks at the classic publications and artists who created modern manga, including the magazines Big Comics and Morning, and artists like Suehiro Maruo and Shigeru Mizuki; an entire chapter is devoted to Osamu Tezuka. The new afterword shows how manga have evolved in the past decade to transform global visual culture.
I loved this book and used it when I wrote papers on anime and manga in college.
“You’re not helping yourself. If it turns out that President Barack Obama can make a deal with the most intransigent, hardline, unreasonable, totalitarian mullahs in the world, but not with Republicans, maybe he’s not the problem.”—JON STEWART, on Republican whining that the President would negotiate with the leaders of Iran — but not the GOP — on The Daily Show (via inothernews)