Joelle Murray, her work is divine! I love the characterizations, the women she draws have so much character and are so beautiful. This is my personal favourite With this as a close second! looking at her work makes me feel so inspired 🙂 best work i've seen so far on society6, yet with hardly any … Continue reading Check out this amazing artist!
Ok, I originally had a much more expansive review written out which described the whole plot and every joke. I've just deleted that in favour of just explaining why you all should go watch The Boxtrolls. Usually I don't bother writing reviews, but I think this year has been lacking so far in quality animation … Continue reading Boxtrolls…A review!
So, I decided to go watch Sin City 2 last Sunday, our cinema decided to show it as a double bill with the first film, so I watched them both back to back. I'm going to refrain from writing too much of a review here but needless to say I thought that the sequel was … Continue reading Sin City Marv comic
Yesterday my partner and I took a trip to Manchester's Forbidden Planet. They have a massive selection of comic books downstairs and for the first time since I visited Japan I found copies of Myazaki's Nausicaa and the valley of the winds! The books come in a nice big box that keeps them together and … Continue reading Nausicaa – graphic novel
I haven't written much in the way of rants since I started this blog, I've mostly been using it as a creative outlet. I have been thinking a lot recently about the issue of separation of art from the artist, especially with the growing number of pedophiles, abusers and rapists spawning from actors, musicians and … Continue reading small rant, trigger warning: discussion of abuse and rape…Can art be separated from the artist?
Placing Audiences: The Studio Ghibli Museum Introduction This is the Kind of Museum I Want to Make The museum must be run in such a way that… Small children are treated as if they were grown-ups The handicapped are accommodated as much as possible The staff can be confident and proud of their work Visitors … Continue reading Placing Audiences: Studio Ghibli Museum 2013 essay
It's a pet peeve of mine that when I say I don't want kids people tell me I'll change my mind. Firstly, I'm an adult and know what I want, secondly it's my body and I can choose how it's used. Thirdly it's probably none of your business and fourthly not all women want babies … Continue reading Small comic about respecting women’s choices
In 2013 surveys of New Mexico the Axolotl is no-where to be found in the wild and it is feared it has gone extinct as a product of pollution and rival species being introduced to the habitat. as a kid axolotls always fascinated me. My local museum used to have an aquarium with two white … Continue reading The axolotl is now extinct in the wild…
Films that pass the Bechdel test make more money it seems. I guess that means there's no excuse to exclude women characters right?...right?!
Japan: Dystopia and the Uncanny Cityscapes in Katsuhiro Ôtomo’s Akira I wrote this essay for my Masters in Art, Aesthetics and Cultural institutions, it got a good pass but was not marked very highly due to the essay not being very philosophically based and more closely resembling film criticism. Despite this I am fairly happy … Continue reading Japan: Dystopia and the Uncanny Cityscapes in Katsuhiro Ôtomo’s Akira