Wednesday, October 02, 2002

BOOK - AKIRA #5

Today I bought in Fnac the 5th volume of Katsuhiro Otomo's epic manga AKIRA published in black and white in Spain by Ediciones B.  Even the drawings are flipped to adapt them to the western reading, still, one of the best releases of a manga work ever done in Spain.

AKIRA #5 (Spanish B/W edition) by Katsuhiro otomo


Ediciones B / 420 pages / Spanish
ISBN: 978-84-406-9940-4

1st edition July 2000
2nd edition November 2001

Original Japanse available in Amazon Japan



Thursday, June 13, 2002

First order to Amazon!

This is my first order ever to an Amazon Store, it was to the UK page Amazon.co.uk because the books I was looking for were cheaper than in the US store. Here a list of the Star Wars books I just ordered:
Includes over 500 illustrations, sketches, costume designs, set pieces, models, and brilliant full-color paintings; an in-depth look at the new creatures introduced in Episode II; behind-the-scenes features and anecdotes related by the artists themselves; visuals of exotic planets, spacecraft, and characters such as Jango Fett, Count Dooku, and Jedi Luminara Unduli; as well as poster art created especially for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. It also features the illustrated screenplay by George Lucas.




This is the third book in the Visual Dictionary series. It describes and exhibits the elements of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. It is written in such a way so that it doesn't offer any spoilers on the film. The content in this book was republished as part of Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary

Monday, June 03, 2002

Sagarrak eta Melokotoiak (Apples and Peaches)


There was spare space in this years's Txantxiku Ikastola magazine issue so they asked me if I could draw another comic. This strip is supposed to come after the comic Kakalardokeriak I first draw.

The guy featured on it is Joxeina, our Math teacher and tutor this last two years. Joxeina is kind of a person that doesn't enjoy weird stuff and he cares a little bit about us for being a little disoriented. This year for example, we choose to watch Fight Club at schools Ethic class, I clearly remember Joxeina with his saddest face telling us: "This film has no head no feet" (pelikula honek ez dik ez buru ez hanka) maybe the reason for that was that this class was a  fifty minutes period just once a week and we had to discuss many things before starting to watch the movie, so we ended up watching it in five parts, and took us over a month.

This strip is a collection of classics phrases like the one I just mentioned, that he usually said to us during his classes. He is such a funny guy. I hope the strip is enjoyable even without knowing him but maybe not. I had a great laughs while drawing it.

Sunday, May 19, 2002

Kakalardokeriak




I have just finished a comic strip for Txantxiku Ikastola magazine. In this year's second issue I decided to make something less controversial, after the reaction of some teachers to the comic I did for the last years first issue. I will add an english translation later. Basque readers enjoy!