Monthly Archives: February 2018

Gurgi, no!

I’ve been carried a little too far afield in my talk of classic Japanese arthouse cinema and contemporary American literature, so let’s change the topic to something a little more germane to the blog: something bad that Disney animation studios … Continue reading

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50mm

It’s interesting when one thing unexpectedly becomes an inroad to something completely different. So it is that David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: The Return and The Straight Story became a sort of key to Yasujiro Ozu. The last time I saw … Continue reading

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Actually reviewing serious literature

I have a Ghost in the Shell post almost ready to go, but this book annoyed me so much that I have to get it out of my system first. So I’ve long heard Cormac McCarthy described as one of … Continue reading

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Future Fairyland – Page 1 (Chapter 1)

Page one of my comic, Future Fairyland, is now up at my art blog. More pages will go up there in the days to come, so please do follow me at Purple Dragon Studios.

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More Tolkien nerdery

I finished my reread of The Lord of the Rings some time ago, and capped it off with The Silmarillion. And I also eventually finished going through the Peter Jackson trilogy, of which I’m sad to say that my opinion … Continue reading

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Sailing to Byzantium

Here’s a forgotten favourite if there ever was one. I first saw the Coen Bros’ No Country For Old Men back when it was new over a decade(!) ago, thought it was the best thing they ever did, and then … Continue reading

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Comic stuff

I’ve inked over a third of the pages of Future Fairyland chapter 1, so it won’t be too long now before I can offer tangible evidence that this project I’ve been talking about actually exists. On that note, I’ve also … Continue reading

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