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The Art of Osamu: Japan’s Walt Disney

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StarCat
February 16th, 2010

Osamu cover 295x400 The Art of Osamu: Japans Walt Disney

The image you see above is certainly a familiar one. It goes without saying that Astro Boy is an icon just as Mickey Mouse is to Disney, and as Mario is to Nintendo. The deceptively cute character is by far the most popular creation of one Osamu Tezuka, referred to by many as the “God of Manga.” Although I’m not really in to apotheosis of any kind, unless of course we’re talking about Michael Jackson :), the epithet certainly isn’t unwarranted considering Mr. Tezuka’s role in creating what has now become an explosive industry. [ Continue Reading ]

Oh..Oh..Otomo

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Mari
October 18th, 2009

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I’m not usually a huge manga fan, but I found myself strangely intrigued with the illustrations of Shohei Otomo.  With themes stemming around sex and violence Otomo puts a great deal of detail into each of his pieces.

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Hello Sunshine

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Mari
July 17th, 2009

smiling assassin 257x400 Hello Sunshine

Or should I say take my money and don’t hurt me?  James Jirat Patradoon lives in a world filled with artistic gangsters, dirty cops, and supervillains.   I’m a little frightened.  Go figure.

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