Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Facebook


Today I sign up on a kind of a social website someone recommend me...Facebook. It seems you can find out your friends by it's name, no strange mail addresses to remember. Then it suggests you people you might know based on your friends friends. Pretty useful.

Friday, June 15, 2007

BOOK - Cashman

Today I found a rare comic by Akira Toriyama in amazon marketplace.Cahman, based on a three chapter story originally published in Shueisha's V-Jump magazine in 1990 and 1991 and collected for the first time in Akira Toriyama's Maru Saku Gekijo #3 and re-released in Akira Toriyama's Makan Zenseki 2. In this book the storie continues but this time Toriyama  left the script in hands of Takao Koyama while Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru did the drawings. The resulting work is visually stunning. Toriyamas pure style but kind of different, in a way is hard to explain. 

CASHMAN

autor-revision: Akira Toriyama
script: Takao Koyama
drawings: Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru

Shueisha / 184 pages / Japanese
ISBN: 978-4088725864
Release Date: 1998/07/08

Monday, June 11, 2007

BOOK - Dragon Ball Daizenshuu #1

I have been buying many of Dragon Ball Daizenshuu books this months and it seems I am gonna have them all soon at this speed. Today I found the first volume on Amazon Japan marketplace so I bought it, even I already own the Spanish edition. 
Just when the Dragon Ball publication came to its end in Spain Planeta de Agostini released this book among the short stories of Akira Toriyama, "Teatro Manga(Maru Saku Gekijo) and "Taller de Manga" (Hetappi Manga Kenkyujo) and the presentation of DrSlump to be released in Spain for the very first time. I remember it as something really special, after all, it was the first illustration book I bought and I think one of the first manga illustrations books released in Spain. That was ten years ago. Here the book I just ordered:

DRAGON BALL大全集 (1) Complete Illustrations
by Akira Toriyama
217 pages / Shueisha / Japanese
ISBN: 978-4087827514
Release Date: 1995.06.25

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

BOOK - Mushishi Visual Work

Last March 24, Mushishi movie came out directed by Katsuhiro Otomo and based on the manga by Yuki Urushibara. Otomo know for manga and animation films such as Akira or Steam Boy, is this time taking back the cameras since is last live-action movie "World Apartment Horror" in 1991 based on a story written by himself and drawn by Satoshi Kon. I haven't seen the movie yet but as it's usual with Otomo's releases, the film comes acompanied by plenty of related stuff such as this book: The Visual Work of Mushishi. That covers the process of making the movie and many small sketches and illustrations by Otomo.

by Katsuhiro Otomo
128 pages / Kodansha / Japanese
ISBN: 978-4063646894
Release Date: 2007/3/24

Friday, June 01, 2007

Exprime tu ju[e]go



This afternoon in AAGRAFA there was no much to do so I have been working with Miguel Beloqui in a  design of a T-shirt  for the XVII SEVEN International tournament

We came out with a wordplay and then found a nice squeezer drawing on google.

exprime tu ju[e]go >> squeeze your game