This year’s Xmas card is based on my comic, The Bike Messenger, and its two main protagonists against the beautiful backdrop of Caracas’ beloved mountain, El Avila. While I miss my hometown dearly during this season, I wish you all many blessings and happiness in this upcoming 2013, and may we enjoy next year, especially in the knowledge we survived yet another apocalypse.
Merry Xmas! ¡Feliz Navidad! 明けましておめでとう！
And a Happy 2013 from your friend, Peccosa
(Note: The Xmas cards have also been added to the Xmas card gallery.)
My latest entry for this week’s Illustration Friday word: Snow
Jon Snow annoyed by snow
I saw this last night and…OH MY GOD THIS WAS GOOD! Finally, an adaptation of a manga/anime into the big screen that doesn’t make you want to jump fof a bridge. Otomo Keishi, the director, did a brilliant job making sure the live action version of this beloved story stayed true to its original roots, but taking advantage of the technology of movies and the things you can do with it nowadays. The action scenes are superb – I was nervous about this particularly, as I couldn’t imagine how they could translate into live action the highly animated and sophisticated moves that Kenshin does in the anime, but Otomo nailed it, resulting in a masterpiece of swordfights that rival any kung fu movie ever made, in my humble opinion.
The actor who playes Kenshin, Takeru Satoh, really did the character justice, embodying very well his spirit and personality. He doesn’t look anything like the anime character, but I was happy about that. Clearly, talent was more important in the casting decision that whether or not he looked like Kenshin.
Kaoru was good as well (though a little less feisty than in the anime version), and the rest of the cast fit very well in the characters. They did change some things…such as the way the characters met and other details, but the changes were understandable and did not take away from the major plot, which was exactly like in the manga and anime. It’s truly an adaptation that Kenshin fans will love, because it highlights moments loved within the series, moments we all know and grew up with. My only criticism was the music…Kenshin has such an AMAZING soundtrack, why didn’t they use that? The music they created for the film didn’t seem to fit quite right, and it was placed in awkward moments. There would be a fight track playing while characters are talking or just standing. It made the scene seem strange and uncomfortable, but other than that, I give the whole film many thumbs up…finally a good movie made from a manga, to take away the bad taste Dragon Ball “Evolution” left in out mouths.
I leave you with the movie’s featured there, by Japanese Rockers One OKRock. Great theme for the ending!
~ A ♥
A little late, but I made a manga portrait of Ze/Karakenio, editor of ZUPLEMENTO, a Venezuelan comics magazine, for his birthday recently. Feliz Cumple ZzZe
The illustration is now hosted at Galleries>Manga Portraits ~
My pics of my trip to Hong Kong in May 2012
Mis fotos de mi viaje a Hong Kong en Mayo del 2012
Seems I might be liking this webcomic thing…though I haven’t thought of a theme or schedule yet (I’m just drawing them as I think of an idea), but I’m enjoying it, so this might become a regular thing (hopefully!)
This entry is based on a childhood memory ~
Parece que me esta gustando esto de hacer webcomics…aunque aún no he pensando en un tema o horario (por ahora, solo me entretiene el dibujar cuando se me ocurre una idea, pero espero que esto se vuelva algo regular).
Esta entrada esta basada en un recuerdo de mi niñez ~
Here are my pics for this year’s Hanami (flower watching), along my neighborhood, Tetsugaku no Michi (The Philosopher’s Path), in Kyoto, Japan. Please enjoy and drop me some comments!
Aqui estan mis fotos del “Hanami” (observación de flores) de este año. Son tomadas en mi vencindario llamado “Tetsugaku no Michi” (El camino del filósofo) en Kioto, Japón. ¡Disfruren y comenten!
Hanami @ Tetsugaku no Michi (Philosopher’s Path) in Kyoto, Japan