Splash page from the manga Light Speed Esper! Created by Riji Asano in 1964 as a mascot for Toshiba, the character was later taken over by Leiji Matsumoto, who drew the comics pictured above! The manga was adapted into a tokusatsu TV series, Light Speed Esper (Senkosha; 1967), with sponsorship from Toshiba.
Here’s one of the first Gravity Falls fanarts I planned on (despite the delay mentioned two posts ago): a mash-up with one of my favorite animated films, Richard Williams’ The Thief and the Cobbler!
The pencils were done on November 1st, and inked/colored on tablet in Flash, assembled in Photoshop, and signed in Flash - the result was finished right at the end of November 7th.
The cast of characters depicted above are:
Tack the Cobbler: Dipper Pines
The Thief: Lil’ Gideon Gleeful
Princess Yum-Yum: Wendy Corduroy
King Nod: Stan Pines (Grunkle Stan)
Zigzag: Robbie V.
Mad and Holy Witch: Mabel Pines
The Mighty One-Eye: Bill Cipher
White feminists who boycotted Pacific Rim because they believed that Mako Mori is a step back in feminism are one of the reasons why I don’t seek solidarity. White feminists don’t understand how significant the character Mako Mori is. Whenever East Asian women are represented in the media they’re portrayed as submissive, China Dolls, Dragon Ladies, Lotus flowers, and Mako Mori is a BIG ”fuck you” to the Entertainment industry that continues to perpetuate these racist stereotypes. But no, you white feminists HAD to boycott the movie, attempting to convince others to do the same and y’all said absolutely nothing about the White washing of Katniss Everdeen, who is a woman of color, and how they prevented women of color from auditioning for the role.
ANGRY WOMEN OF COLOR UNITED: (via rowenaravenclaww)
-How the hell is Mako Mori a step back? She’s one of the most progressive and well-rounded lady characters out there! Did these white feminists know anything about the movie before they started boycotting it? Did any of them actually bother to see it, or did they just go by rumour and heresay? I’m white, a feminist and I’ll happily fight any other white feminist who tries to trash talk Mako.
Toy model kit cover for Shotaro Ishinomori’s Inazuman (Toei; 1973)! From Aoshima.
Happy 59th Anniversary to my all-time favorite character, Godzilla. The most versatile movie monster ever created, in the course of 28 Japanese-produced films by Toho Company, Ltd., he has evolved from a poetic avatar of nuclear destruction to a reluctant antihero, an anthropomorphic superhero, a tragic force of nature, and even a specter of war. This monster has played many roles through the years, and people either appreciate them all or have a favorite. And this is what made Godzilla a timeless, enduring character. It is also hoped that the upcoming film by Legendary Pictures (to be released next year) will capture all of his best qualities.
In tribute, I did this quick illustration on tablet in Photoshop this morning. Enjoy!