Sunday, 24 August 2008

And now Osamu Tezuka's Cleopatra: Queen of sex

Because I've had a weird day...

Does anyone remember the time before Vertical's recent releases when everyone thought of Tezuka as that nice old man who created Astro Boy? Now it's all dog fucking and giant sperm attacks...

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Advertising horrors

See originally I was going to post to say how this new Just for Men advert was kind of weird.

Just For Men - It's Time!

Children conspiring to get their parents laid is pretty creepy when you think about it right? Then I saw this:

Orangina Naturally Juicy

Now I have a different perspective on what passes for creepy.

I know Will isn't directly (or even indirectly) responsible for these but I'm going to blame him regardless.

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Mervyn Peake

After all, there are no rules. With the wealth, skill, daring, vision of many centuries at one’s back, yet one is ultimately quite alone. For it is one’s ambition to create one’s own world in a style germane to its substance, and to people it with its native forms and denizens that never were before, yet have their roots in one’s experience. As the earth was thrown from the sun, so from the earth the artist must fling out into space, complete from pole to pole, his own world which, whatsoever form it takes, is the colour of the globe it flew from, as the world itself is coloured by the sun.

Mervyn Peake. From this biographical essay by Michael Moorcock.