Relationship charts. Is there anything more Japanese?
From the Japanese program for David Lynch’s Inland Empire.
I happened to be in Japan when Inland Empire was being released there and the promotion for it was startingly different from the US.
In New York it was in one or two art-house theaters and unless you followed that sort of thing closely, you would never know it was out. In Tokyo they had massive ads and posters for it plastered all over Roppongi and a huge display at the Roppongi Tsutaya, where I got this program.
Fan art of a girl dressed in the power-armor from the Japanese cover of Starship Troopers. From Mark 1
If you look at a lot of otaku fan art from the early and mid 80’s, you’ll find that this power armor pops up a lot. Allegedly, it was also Tomino’s influence for the Mobile Suit.
Cover to the April 1986 issue of Hobby Japan featuring Hakaider.
Wonder Festival coverage from the March 1992 issue of Hobby Japan.
The cover for the March 1992 issue of Hobby Japan, featuring the oft-maligned and Cronenberg-inspired Shin Kamen Rider.
Baragon uraboros. Now you know why Baragon couldn’t be in Destroy All Monsters. He was too busy being other monsters.
From Hobby Japan, March 1993. More to come!
More con sketches!
Here’s one by KC Green (http://gunshowcomic.com/) of Mort from Anime Club with Sailor Moon hair.
Did you know if you meet a webcomic artist in person and say “KC’s butt”, they are forced to give you candy?
Even more from Hobby Japan, July 1992 issue
More from Hobby Japan, July 1992 issue.
Cover to Hobby Japan, July 1992