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The Art of Osamu: Japan’s Walt Disney

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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 ]

Twisted Princesses

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August 21st, 2009

Twisted Princess  Ariel by jeftoon01 309x399 Twisted PrincessesWalt Disney took the menace out of Grimm’s fairy tales with his sexless, whitewashed princess stories that continue to brainwash little girls to this day. Illustrator Jeffrey Thomas is doing his part to even the score with his Twisted Princess series. Powerful, malicious, sexy, and insane, these heroines are like a welcome gift to all girls who are scared and confused by adolescence. [ Continue Reading ]