Every now and then, a colorful horse.
Every now and then, a colorful horse.
And a Thank You to tggp for the kind words about the school bag picture.
And for liking it enough to mention it on your podcast.
And to supitscarrie for being generally cool and in the know enough to relay the vital information that led to this.
Go listen to their podcast here→ Mouthful of Toast: A biweekly podcast about anime, manga, and conventions. It’s cool.
Thank you! Sincerely.
I was not expecting such a big response to that picture, but I am pleasantly surprised.
Small world stuff always gets me really bubbly and this instance is no exception. The only reason I was able to find tomatored, the wonderful artist who drew Usagi’s school bag, was because my podcast co-host knew who she was after I mentioned the piece in our latest episode. Little did I know that she would end up listening to the podcast episode in question!
Now, here we are: all a little closer, with a net gain of warm feelings and one lovely illustration of jelly toast. Thanks, tomatored!
Tsukino Usagi’s school bag ♥
I made this for the art show at Otakon this weekend. I’ve been wanting to draw bags and their contents since seeing Yuko Uramoto’s manga Kaban Toridori.
This was my absolute favorite piece in the Otakon art show.
I buy prints and posters a lot more rarely these days; chalk it up to my slowly discovering that wall space is indeed a limited resource. Of course, exceptions must always be made for the stuff and the people that inspire you. This year at Otakon, I finally got to meet the lovely shaburdies, whose style is simply everything lively, fun, and welcoming. She has a wonderful mind and a beautiful heart and I’m glad to have her print to frame.
I finally watched the first episode of the second series of Utopia on Channel 4 and I fell deeply in love with how they firstly used an old looking camera for the entire episode (which is set in the 70s) and then managed to absolutely ace the composition within the square. So I fancied doing a couple of little redraws of the bath scene.
I think I prefer Rose Leslie in this than in GoT..
I simply have to reblog this – withoutwhy is one of the rare artists I’ve found who makes real the style I can only dream of having. It also goes without saying that the work these artists do make my dreams seem modest.
Boyhood: Days in the Life
How do you chronicle a life? Director Richard Linklater’s latest film is an attempt at tackling that riddle, which succeeds in balancing the breadth of such an undertaking and the intimacy of its results. Filmed over twelve years with the same actors, the production of Boyhood is already the stuff of film legend. The fact that this film even exists is yet more proof that Linklater the director is a master of the form. It is even more impressive, then, that Linklater the storyteller saw the process as but a means to an end. Over twelve curated years, Linklater tells a story of such specificity and veracity that it could not be anything but modest. Ultimately, Boyhood is the simple story of a colorful, believable, and relatable life that is told in the best way possible.
Terror in Resonance: 9/11 in a Vacuum Waiting to Be Filled
The events of 9/11 scarred the world and left behind a glut of stomach-churning images and sounds, all too familiar even over a decade later. However, as sacrosanct as those images are, they are not untouchable. At its most vital, fiction (or, in some cases, pseudo-nonfiction) can echo the images of momentous tragedy to great effect, elucidating through drama a story that would have been impossible to tell in a world unmarred by such an event. Over the past thirteen years, we have judged the works of fiction daring, smart, or stupid enough to invoke 9/11, on a case-by-case basis. Some were good (United 93, Zero Dark Thirty) and some were so bad as to seem insulting (Star Trek Into Darkness). It is clear from its first two episodes that Terror in Resonance is tactful enough to deserve the iconic imagery it aims to recontextualize; whether its subject matter can ultimately justify images of such power remains to be seen.
Inspired by a conversation wondering about what Apple Bloom’s SHAFT head tilt would look like.
Carrie, Tim, and Yen introduce you to ‘Mouthful of Toast’ by running late to school you on anime news and series. In this episode, Carrie shares her love of Digimon, Tim explores unfamiliar …
Hey hey, everyone. I promise that there’ll be more essays and visual art on this blog at some point, but here’s something kinda review-y if you were interested in getting more of my take on ~stuff I like~. This is the first episode of an anime podcast that I co-host with friends Tim and Carrie. We’re looking to make this into a permanent project for all of us, so if you are at all interested in anime/manga/conventions, please give us a listen and leave us feedback. Thanks!