I’ve been a Huge Fan of Ghost in the Shell creator, Masamune Shirow’s, work for decades now, I have first prints of the Dark Horse Comic release of the first series in my comics boxes. I even have the misprint with the doubled up Color Pages. The Major’s racial identity/sexuality has always been ambiguous in the comics and various Anime adaptions and frankly discussion of it is kind of pointless, She is a full body cyborg. The only organic part of her is her brain, it’s in the title, Ghost in the Shell, its pretty self explanatory!
Ghost in the Shell has always been about the exploration of what is consciousness, what is the self when only the mind remains. It’s pretty much one of the defining themes of the work. All of these people up in arms about Scarlett Johansson getting the role are reactionary idiots who do not understand A: the Source Material and B: the economics of Hollywood.
This video gives a great Breakdown of these points and made a few I had not previously considered.
When I went to school for 3D Animation, lighting was one of my worst areas so I focused on my strengths of Character Modeling & Animation. This video I recently found gives a fantastic breakdown on the power of light in animation and why understanding how it works is so important, it just so happens to use one of my favorite films of all time as it’s example.
With all of the toxicity and accusations of fake news flying around these days, this is a pretty helpful guide to how to distinguish Fake From Real and understand what is really going on.
A Defense Against the Dark Arts
I’ve been Reading Boing Boing for years. I just spotted this contest and thought what the hell, winning a drone could be nice.
Win A DJI Drone from Boing Boing
I just stumbled on this great video describing the evolution of Anime Character design, it’s well done and gives some really great insight into why Anime looks the way it does, most fans probably know this stuff but if you new to Anime or if you have always wondered about these things this is a great watch.
I’ve been getting new clients through this new site that is just amazing! you should check it out, it’s a great alternative to Freelancer!
Stage banner for a local band sponsored by Fox Promos.
Been doing some freelance work for a new local large format printing & promotional materials company. Fox Promos, http://www.foxpromos.com, they can make anything you could possibly imagine as far as promo swag goes. They’ve been super professional and very easy to work with.
Some Nice Web Design / Graphic Design freebies here.
in the process of setting up my new hosting account i came across these links on the hosting companies blog. Good Stuff, i have been going to BittBox for years. they always have great tutorials and Content, maybe someday this lil blog of mine will be as respected. lol yea right.