I found this joy of a sentence in the first draft of my artist statement.
Did I mention how his ink and watercolour were used gorgously and not always in a traditional comic manner of depiction. Also there are several animated versions that are the most consistent things with english, via way of subtitles. I willto watch them but really I want to read the comics if possible first just cause of the quality and original story, anyways
Ta I’ve got a final crit within the half hour
So finals is jittery this year; most of it seems to be waiting and being critiqued. It is an odd phenomena considering previous finals. (All my work rush hit me a week to two before this year.)
So within this free time aside from doing art of my own choosing and touching up final pieces I discovered some interesting story. I discovered Hugo Pratt’s Corto Maltese. A big name in comics over there whose name is pretty much an unknown to anyone you talk to here. It is all about this sailor who pretty much is pragmatic looks out for himself but will help the underdog. He is a little philosophizy and has gorgeous sailor outfits. He runs about the world post WWI. So kind of a darker adventure vibe kind of Tintin-y, and also a Franco-Belgian classic comic.
The annoying thing though, it was barely published in English. There is one published translation recently but the community got huffy the quality wasn’t as high as they wanted so it is unlikely they will publish more. So searching for scans… none no English fan translation. There was one set in Spanish, but the link is long dead. I have been scouring the internet thoroughly through whatever minor and major alleys I can find. What you can find is that in Europe it is remarkably easy to find publications and republications in the varied European languages in any comic store.
I just feel like moving to Europe and touching up on my currently languishing Spanish or German and buying these things. (That among other reasons to be in Europe.)
Yeah it is originally published in French but I’m horrible at French. I can understand a bunch of the other romance languages from years of Latin and Spanish but French… There are linguistic reasons but those are for another reason.
So yeah this comic is driving me mad, so if you hear from me in Europe, I joke. I’ll get my finals done here and admire Corto Maltese’s clothing till later!
"THEY ARE ALL OKAY, and all those things could exist in THE SAME WOMAN. Women shouldn’t be valued because we are strong, or kick-ass, but because we are people. So don’t focus on writing characters who are strong. Write characters who are people."
Favorite Movies → Mononoke Hime (1997)
"Never. He is life itself. He is not dead, San. He is here right now, trying to tell us something: that it’s time for both of us to live."
Another Japanese animated movie that discussion or appreciation is well liked of would be Princess Mononoke, Studio Ghibli/Hayao Miyazaki.
It has so much to say on the supernatural/realm beyond humans, spirits, life and death, hatred and living, man and nature, industry and protection of your own, who your consider your own, bias, and politics and humanity’s choices. Also to boot it has great allusion to Japanese history and culture. The story is excellent and amazing animation. I rather consider it my teenage Miyazaki film. That age was such a perfect age for me to be introduced to it and it hit a cord with me.
So that is my movie recommendation for today or would love to talk about movie.
Also recommended is the anime Mononoke, similar name due to Japanese words and meanings and storywriter intent however different meaning for these reasons. I will go into that anime a different day.
This my friends, is a masterpiece of a movie. Three homeless people, A runaway teen, a alcoholic father, and an ageing trans woman, are wandering the streets on Christmas eve, when they find a baby abandoned in a dump. They decide to care for it, while they wander around trying to find her mother, meeting several oddballs on their way.
Directed my the great Satoshi Kon, this movie is a must watch for anybody! It’s hilarious, touching, and will have you at the edge of your seat by the end of the crazy journey!
…Aaaaannd, now it’s on Netflix! If you don’t have it, you can also watch it here: http://www.goodanime.net/tokyo-godfathers-movie
Go watch it!
One of the best Christmas movies ever. Prepare to cry.
One of our traditional holiday movies.
my parents are not huge anime fans and they absolutely loved watching this last christmas. My dad was laughing so hard he was barking. That’s how you know he really enjoys something.
Trigger warning for the aging alcoholic calling the older trans woman a “fag” a lot.
This is a top movie recommendation of mine. This is such a wonderful movie. Any conversations on it are welcome.
I have some graphite work to do as well as the charcoal cloth work.
I started some digital work tonight. I’ll have to continue that over break. Also I pulled out library books on Chinese painting, Japanese myth, and comics to enjoy, all for break.
Watched Tokyo Godfathers and other movies with good friends tonight. So it was a happy time.
I am in a merry mood with art and finals nearing completion. It is odd finals being art has never been so freeing. I think it is the matter that my work is already there it is merely just adding to it in the inbetween time. Also I am self assured in my work. It can be better but it always can. That is why final critique is there so it can be better.