Learn how DEMON CITY SHINJUKU warped his young mind!
Watch him… Bait me into defending FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST? Asshole.
Anyway, be sure to keep up with him over the next few weeks. Go ahead and bookmark this: Otaku Coming Home. That’s where all of the posted articles appear on Tuesday afternoons.
Looking to catch up on all the nerdery? Here’s what you’ve missed:
How FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST Save Anime (For Me) – “American comic book writer Nick Tapalansky waxes philosophical on his early love of anime, the dark period in which he avoided it like the plague, and how FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST saved his nerdy life.”
SAILOR MOON is for Boys (Too) – “Nick Tapalansky returns with the keys to the (moon) kingdom, proudly professing his manly love for Sailor Moon on the occasion of her 20th birthday. You always remember your first.”
KINGDOM HEARTS Rescued an Anime Exile – “Nick rounds out his tell-all introduction and geek credentials with an exploration of the ever-confusing, always-enjoyable KINGDOM HEARTS and its lessons about the power of heart. Yep, that’s another nerdy tattoo.”
The Art of the Anime Remake
Part 1 – The “Reimagined” Remake (REBUILD OF EVANGELION and RUROUNI KENSHIN: SHIN KYOTO HEN)
Part 2 – The “Manga” Remake (DRAGON BALL KAI and FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: BROTHERHOOD)
Part 3 – The “Unknown” Remake (SAILOR MOON and 009 RE:CYBORG)
The Dos and Don’ts of Anime Conventions – “With New York Comic-Con just days behind us, Nick takes you behind the other side of the Artist Alley table, sharing some war stories as well as some tips to help you get the most out of your con.”
One of my favorite artists in life, not just in comics, happens to also be one of my best friends (I’ve mentioned her before in a similarly gushing post). So I’m more than thrilled to shill for her and point you toward Kate Glasheen, an artist you should be keeping a very close eye on.
This Friday, September 28th, you can get up close and personal with Kate. Her gallery show, A FINE MESS, is debuting in Troy, NY and if you’re in the area I can’t recommend strongly enough that you stop by. Hell, even if you’re not in the area–I’m driving more than two hours to be there because I’ve seen some of the new pieces she’s been doing and want to drool on them in person (thus raising the price, obviously, so get there early). Click the invite for all the pertinent details.
But hey, maybe you want to know more about why I’ll shout about Kate at strangers in the street, like a mad hobo barking at pigeons. Might be because, amongst her other comic and artistic achievements, she wrote and illustrated my favorite book of 2011. Watch the sweet trailer below:
BANDAGE: A DIARY OF SORTS is one of Kate’s passion projects. She worked on this book, a poetry/graphic novel hybrid, for the better part of a decade. She funded the book with Kickstarter and got it out to the world last summer.
Also called “Bandage: A Diary of Sorts” and created by talented writer/illustrator Kate Glasheen. This book is a passion project for her, one I had the pleasure of reading an early draft of in October ’09. I loved it then and love it more now that I can hold my own copy.
Part poetry, part comic, this is the book you need to own this year. This book was a Kickstarter baby, and it my pleasure to contribute to it.
Quick reminder, NYC-area comic fans – Tonight I’ll be signing at Jim Hanley’s Universe NYC for today’s release of Popgun Volume 4! The anthology features Rusted: Faded Signal, the first of a series of interconnected shorts written by yours truly and illustrated by the inimitable Alex Eckman-Lawn. We finished this particular story last May so we’re both PUMPED to see it out today.
Sadly, Alex won’t be able to make the signing today. We’ve got all sorts of nasty weather that came through yesterday and is coming through later in the week, which means Alex has to finish up work on his solo gallery debut.
WHAT?! Solo gallery show?!
Fuck yes. Cool people (that’s you) in the Philly or NYC-area, (or anywhere commutable to Philly) need to get out next Friday night, March 5th, from 6-9pm to check out the show. Info to follow after the invite:
REBUILT: Redifining the Spaces That Define Us
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- Guillermo del Toro, director of Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy Awakening Omnibus Read The First Chapter FREE, then snag a copy from your local comic shop or: IndieBound Amazon Barnes & Noble