Our travelling podcast is back!
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§ This holiday break has been a looong one. It seems everyone needed some down time to recharge and find loin girdings for the challenges to come. I myself have been getting my affairs in order and watching a lot of movies. (Did I watch Avengers: Infinity War the moment it came on Netflix? You […]
Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection Cartoonist: Junji Ito Translator: Jocelyne Allen English Adaptation: Nick Mamatas Touch-up Artist and Letterer: James Dashiell Junji Ito’s original body of work often turns its human characters inside out to show how monstrous we truly are. In Uzumaki, he turns an obsession to spiral shapes into a metaphor on how […]
Tis the season for creepy comics, and horror master Junji Ito is as disturbing as ever.
§ A lot has been written about Black Panther. Much more will be, as it made history and inspired countless viewers. But not enough has been written about T’Challa’s purple battle shorts. As in when he must battle for his crown he must also don (ceremonial?) purple battle shorts. I must have seen this still […]
Here’s Kodansha’s complete line-up and giveaways. Junji Ito cat comics and Tony Moore Attack on Titan? I think I see where this is going. The Biggest Attack on Titan Manga Announcement Ever Thu Oct 8 | 4-5 | Room 1A18 In which we make the biggest announcement about Attack on Titan comics […]
A seaside town is haunted by a terrible, terrible stench—and soon much more in Junji Ito’s classic horror manga GYO. Originally published in Japan in 2001 (and in English in 2003), Viz is bringing it back in a deluxe 400-page edition in April, with a new cover design and full-color endpapers. Ito is one of […]
Junji Ito! Junji Ito! Junji Ito! Japanese horror master Ito has been avoiding the genre of his greatest triumphs—Uzimaki, Tomie, Gyo— for eight years, but he has a new book out, and Viz will bring it to the US next year: Fragments of Horror, a new collection of short horror tales to be published under […]
I know we’ve been slacking a bit with 31 Days due to the horrors of New York Comic-Con, but it’s full sped ahead to the pumpkins now. And here is the best thing you will hear today, tomorrow or possibly in a lifetime: Japanese Horror master Junji Ito Is doing a Pokemon collaboration.
Yeah that’s right. The creator of Uzumaki, Museum of Terror, the Long Hair in the Attic and much more, is doing POKEMON.
The news was announced in Japan as a “Collaboration,” you know, like Tokidoki doing Marvel, except terrifying and unspeakable. It’s called “Kowapoke,” which means “Scarypoke” and a single phone wallpaper image has been released thus far. That’s Banette, cute little Banette, admittedly not the nicest Pokemon, now all Kowapoke’d up. T-shirts are being given away in Japan now because life is unknowable and terrifying.