It’s My Room – Robert Munsch (Text) and Michael Martchenko (Illustrations)

Another Great Read from The Genial Robert Munsch Since a toddler, I know of Robert Munch and his amazing classics. Paper Bag Princess, Something Good, Stephanie's Ponytail, Mortimer, Love You Forever, and many other jewels of Canadian Literature. So whenever I find a book from this author, you can be sure that I will take … Continue reading It’s My Room – Robert Munsch (Text) and Michael Martchenko (Illustrations)

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Devilman (デビルマン) (OVA Series) – Go Nagai (永井 豪) (Original Manga and co-writer) and Umanosuke Iida (飯田 馬之介) (Directors and co-writers) – Bandai (株式会社バンダイ) and Dynamic Productions (ダイナミックプロ) (Production Company)

A Superb OVA adaptation that never got the conclusion it deserved Devilman — Go Nagai's life masterpiece — was for me a superb discovery back in 2000. An adventure about an under-dwelling demon tribe awakening from its ice slumber, ready to obliterate humanity. Though they would have to face first Akira Fudo, a young man … Continue reading Devilman (デビルマン) (OVA Series) – Go Nagai (永井 豪) (Original Manga and co-writer) and Umanosuke Iida (飯田 馬之介) (Directors and co-writers) – Bandai (株式会社バンダイ) and Dynamic Productions (ダイナミックプロ) (Production Company)

Wolf’s Coming – Joe Kulka (story and art)

Wonderful Story Playing On Images And Text To Surprise Readers Among the many pictures books I have read, Joe Kulka's Wolf Coming impressed me for a long time. Which is due to its great story, but also excellent visual language. Tall shadowy figures, 1950s horror film lettering, dutch angles, dark lighting, and a looming wolf. … Continue reading Wolf’s Coming – Joe Kulka (story and art)

Women as Lovers – Elfriede Jelinek

Idyll Seen By Elfriede Jelinek Author of the excellent "The Piano Teacher" and Nobel Laureate in Literature 2004, Elfried Jelinek offers in this short novel, published in the 70s, the love stories of Brigitte and Paula, two seamstresses working in the same factory. The first, Brigitte, tries to conquer Heinz while the second, Paula, falls … Continue reading Women as Lovers – Elfriede Jelinek

Les Amantes – Elfriede Jelinek

L'idylle vue par Elfriede Jelinek Auteur de l'excellent "la Pianiste" et lauréate du prix Nobel de littérature 2004, Elfried Jelinek offre dans ce court roman, publiédans les années 70, les histoires d'amour de Brigitte et Paula, deux couturières travaillant dans la même usine. La première, Brigitte,tente de conquérir Heinz tandis que la seconde, Paula, tombe … Continue reading Les Amantes – Elfriede Jelinek

The Man With The Golden Gun – James Bond Series – Guy Hamilton (director)

"Ours is the loneliest profession, Mr. Bond." - Scaramanga Following the successful Live and Let Die, Roger Moore continued his James Bond ride. Participating in The Man With The Golden Gun. Second episode co-starring Christopher Lee, legendary theatre/movie actor who worked on important horror films and in the Lord of The Rings and Hobbit trilogies. … Continue reading The Man With The Golden Gun – James Bond Series – Guy Hamilton (director)

Violence Jack (バイオレンスジャック) (OVA series) – Go Nagai (Original Author), Dynamic Planning (ダイナミックプロダクション)

The art of adapting a Classic series, without understanding its heart and soul In the 2000s, I knew of Go Nagai's series like Devilman, Mazinger Z, and UFO Robot Grendizer, and many others. But among all these projects, one that always intrigued me was Violence Jack. Especially its Anime adaptation that was based on its … Continue reading Violence Jack (バイオレンスジャック) (OVA series) – Go Nagai (Original Author), Dynamic Planning (ダイナミックプロダクション)

Mazinger Z (マジンガーZ)- Go Nagai (永井 豪) (Original Author), Dynamic Productions (ダイナミックプロダクション), and Toei Animation (東映アニメーション株式会社)

Majin....Go!!!!!! Pilder....On!!!!! When Go Nagai released in 1968 his series Harenchi Gakuen within the first issues of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, the mangaka generated strong reactions. Outcry of support from fans and artists like Osamu Tezuka, who praised his bold storytelling, humanistic themes, and strong imagery. But also vicious attacks from adults and Parent-Teacher associations … Continue reading Mazinger Z (マジンガーZ)- Go Nagai (永井 豪) (Original Author), Dynamic Productions (ダイナミックプロダクション), and Toei Animation (東映アニメーション株式会社)

80 Proof 80s – Pop Culture Podcast on the 1980s – Kev, Josh, and TronBot 2000

Superb Dive into the beauty of the 1980s Culture Whether in cinema, television, music, literature, comics books, and video games, the 1980s were a successful and creative decade. Especially in North America that brought forth pioneering forms of entertainment. Pillars of influence for many artists that were kids back then and enjoyed its culture. And … Continue reading 80 Proof 80s – Pop Culture Podcast on the 1980s – Kev, Josh, and TronBot 2000

Ludo: Enquêtes et squelettes – Bailly (illustrations), Mathy (Illustrations), et Lapierre (auteur)

Quand des lecteurs rencontrent leur auteur préféré Dans cet album intitulé Enquêtes et squelettes, Ludo apprend que Monsieur Vincent, auteur de sa série préférée l'inpecteur Castar, est disparu depuis quelques temps. Et malgré les moults recherches effectuées par ses patrons (la compagnie Gruber et Shon) et la police, celui-ci reste introuvable. Ce qui inquiète Ludo … Continue reading Ludo: Enquêtes et squelettes – Bailly (illustrations), Mathy (Illustrations), et Lapierre (auteur)