VCU’s coming for you Butler!

March 30, 2011 at 9:51 pm (cartoons, comics) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

VCU vs. ButlerKagehime

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Pop Mirror

March 19, 2011 at 8:41 pm (art, cartoons, comics, pop culture) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

There’s a reason I haven’t been writing posts. I’ve been working on a website called Pop Mirror.  I’ve been doing a lot of art for the site.  Pop Mirror’s not made yet but you can get a taste of it on its facebook page.  http://on.fb.me/i5Qqej Its fame and pop culture shown through pop art.

Like the facebook page to see cartoons of celebs like Charlie Sheen and to say other ones you want to see.

Charlie Sheen winninging onTiger's Blood

And Previews of comics like Snow that will be on the site. Snow is a modern retelling of Snow White.  In this version Snow’s got more attitude than the Disney version. She’s  trying to just get through high school, but being who she is, she is surrounded by fameballs and the jealous eye of her stepmother

The cover of the Comic snowYou can ask for cartoons you want to see either at http://on.fb.me/i5Qqej or on twitter @Popmirror.

Tell me what you think.

Kagehime

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Why I should have a show pt 2

December 3, 2010 at 8:49 pm (art, comics, William and Mary) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Two comics from my time at William and Mary. Both are true.  I have a lot more stories…enough to make a show from college. And every day that goes by I have more weird tales. I’m rather embarassed to show these comics now that I’m much better at drawing and photoshop, but I think they represented my life in undergrad. 

Work really was like being on the Office and yes I really did get chased by a Swamp Monster…

Kagehime

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To Draw Muhammad or Not?

June 9, 2010 at 9:51 pm (art, comics) (, , , , , , , , , )

I say not. Its just being a bully.  Just because Christians draw and paint Jesus all the time and sometimes in parody, doesn’t mean we should do the same for Muhammad. Yeah he’s a man, but no one was interested in drawing him until they found out it made Muslims mad and then we had that Draw Muhammad day. I’m a bit late on this, but this topic keeps popping up so I’m not terribly late.

What do you think about this and did you draw Muhammad on Draw Muhammad day?

Kagehime

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This is Sparta Take Over

January 14, 2010 at 12:18 pm (comics, movies, music) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Seems like too many artists have been listening the This is Sparta remix and others like it.  There’s a lot of those like the Christian Bale rant remix and all your base are belong to us remix.  Although those are parodies these are real songs that people really enjoy listening to that use the same principle, but they aren’t supposed to be funny or are they?  I really can’t tell.  Listen to the Black Eyed Peas Imma Be and 50 cents’ baby by me  and Jay Z’s On to the next one.  Tell me if they aren’t just a little funny to you and if they don’t all sound kind of alike.

 It’s all about simple repetition.  I guess the songs that use stuttering would fall under this category too.  Umbrella…ellla..eh..eh…eh, p…p..p…poker face. What do you think about all this repetition? 

Kagehime

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Maus

November 4, 2009 at 12:01 pm (art, books, cartoons, comics) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I finally read Maus. It’s a graphic novel split into two books, although you can find them in one, in which the comic artist portrays himself as trying to understand his father’s past.  His father was a Polish Jew who survived the concentration camps during World War II.  This book is not just about his father’s experience, but also about the artist’s experience with his father. 

The graphic novel is truly a survivor’s tale: the father’s and the son’s.  If you think comics are just for kids or the child at heart think again and read this semi autobiographically comic. Spielgelman uses the art form of comics to the fullest.  The Germans are depicted as cats while the Jews are mice.  There are also a few times in which the people are depicted in human form to separate to reality of making the comic and the comic itself.  The use of exaggeration available to comics also helps with the storyline.  The art is the basic black and white with square boxes that many comics have and its easy to follow. 

If you’ve read Maus what do you think about it?

Kagehime

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The Manga Bible

October 29, 2009 at 12:54 pm (anime, books, comics) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

I just read The Manga Bible: From Genesis to Revelation by Siku and Akin. I liked it.   It doesn’t go into too much depth considering that its the entire bible in one volume that around 200 pages.  But because it doesn’t go into depth the reader is able to see the progression of time and the cyclical nature of how the Jews would believe in One God then be led astray and how they were brought back again.  It also shows the similarity between the types of people chosen by God.  No one was flawless. 

And Jesus is awesome in here (not that he’s not awesome everywhere else), but I think people have a tendency of showing Jesus as kind of soft.  In this book he’s definitely kick ass.  And when he think about it he probably had to be.  He lasted in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights, turned down the devil, knocked some sense into the Pharisees, the list goes on.

The manga bible provides a slightly different point of view than what you’re probably used to, but there are many points of view when it comes to understanding the bible.

Kagehime

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Comics in Songs

October 23, 2009 at 12:56 pm (comics, music) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Here are a few songs that have some mention or connection to comics.  Comics aren’t just used for the movies (which recently there have been a lot of comics turned into movies), they’re in songs too.  I think all three of these are good songs.

Feel it in the Air  Beanie Sigel Mentions spidey sense

Snoopy vs. The Red Baron The Royal Guardians  from 1967.

Transformer Gnarls Barkley Cee-lo’s got a real alter ego.  Ever hear his other songs when he’s not Gnarls Barkley?

Go go gadget Gospel  Gnarls Barkley  Inspector Gadget

If you have anymore comics in songs references please comment and tell me what you think about these songs.  I know there are a lot out there and I only listed a few.

Kagehime

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Mad Dog Love

October 4, 2009 at 9:26 pm (art, comics) (, , , , , , , )

dog loveSome people have mad dog love which I would necessarily disagree with if they aren’t being treated better than humans or taking their places.  Seriously dog spas (and I’ve never been to one.  I’m jealous of dogs!), frozen treats in the people section, doggie root beer, doggie tea shops…the list goes on.

I saw a show on TV like the super nanny but for dogs and on one epsiode a couple spoiled their dog to the point where their son complained that the dog was eating better and was treated better than him in general.   Then there are the dogs that inherit millions and millions of dollars (again I’m jealous of dogs).

And the sad thing is dogs don’t care as long as they aren’t hungry what they are eating.  An SNL skit from the other day featured a man giving his dog garbage in order to save money during the recession and of course the dog ate it.

I think that this mad dog love is part of what keeps the heat on Michael Vick.  Of course dog fighting is stupid, petty, and mean, but seriously there are football players and others who have done terrible things to people and haven’t gotten so much anger directed at them.

What do you think about mad dog love?

Kagehime

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Kanye a bear without Honey

October 1, 2009 at 12:41 pm (art, comics, music) (, , , , , , , , , , )

kanye teddySeems like Kanye’s not taking the break he said he would.  Seems he threw a hissy fit over some chicken while backstage at a charity event. I hope he gets some rest before the Kanye+Gaga tour that starts in November.  Before the VMAs I think they were planning on starting it in October, but moved it back, I thought for some rest, but it doesn’t look like that. 

As for Kanye’s outburst, although I think they are annoying, sadly I think that’s the reason I know about him really.  I think this goes for a lot of people unfortunately.  Can you imagine Kanye without outbursts?

Kagehime

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