Saturday, May 15, 2004

SHORT | The Womanman


This is a test animation I did after an afternoon in the Atxu's  house. We recorded various things in video, played with Star Wars lightsabers, play videogames, ate cookies and drink milk. Josetxu's Obi Wan Kenobi fighting style was just awesome. I will upload the video one of this days. I also have to edit a superb film starring Javier and Patatini "the potato with bad cough". It was a really funny Saturday afternoon!

Saturday, May 08, 2004

First order to Amazon Japan

I've been desiring to order something from Amazon Japan for a long time, and now that the site seems to be translated to english I decided to do so. My first order is conformed by three great books. Two by Akira Toriyama, creator of Dragon Ball and Dr. Slump. And One by Katsuhiro Otomo the mind behind the manga and the movie AKIRA.


A 96 page soft cover book published in 1990 that collects some of the authors illustrations done for Dr. Slump and Dragon Ball, plus many rare things like a short story named WOLF and some of the models that Toriyama does is his free time among other stuff.




A beautiful, hard cover book that even it seems, as one can guess for its title, a special edition of the prior one, it's a pretty different bread. This one is more focused on Dragon Ball and even many illustrations are repeated, it includes a full color short story titled SCAPE, a sequence of pictures showcasing Toriyama working on the cover illustration and many more things that make the book worth the money. There are not so many illustration books about Toriyama so both books are a must  if you appreciate this author's work.


Published in 2002, one of the latest Katsuhiro Otomo's AKIRA related books that came out at the same time that the DVD almost 13 years after the movie hit the theaters in Japan. The book is a look back to the creation of the classic movie including layouts, backgrounds  and designs of the film that will blow anyone's mind. A masterpiece movie deserved a masterpiece book like this and finally, here it is.