Received a gift from Cartoon Network at the recent All-Staff screening last week. Food Trays!
Guns in movies replaced with thumbs-up.
Shout out to my baby brother, Sanford Kelly - one of the top Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Sagat players in the world- for his performance at Northeast Championship 2014 tournament and for picking out from the crowd and embarrassing Zangief player AQUASILK (6-0) for running his mouth. Then, immediately afterwards calling out PR Balrog and destroyed him, then called out Justin Wong for a down-to-the-wire match. One of the greatest sets of SS4 i’ve seen in years. Thanks to the players for bringing back that classic, arcade fighting nostalgia I grew up with. The talent runs in the family!
Today In History
'Dorie Miller, a messman on the USS Arizona, shot down four planes during the Pearl Harbor attack while he manned a machine-gun on this date December 7, 1941.'
(photo: Dorie Miller)
- CARTER Magazine
If one man can be named responsible for bringing Anime to America and igniting the anime boom, it’s Carl Macek the O.G. OTAKU. Thanks for the memories.
Am I the only one excited about the fact that a brand-new, original, high-quality animated action TV series is premiering on American TV before anywhere else in the world and it’s straight from the creator of Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo? Is this really happening?
Mayor Bloomberg announced a new high school today that will be named after Nelson Mandela. It will be called ‘The Nelson Mandela School for Social Justice’. I wonder if the students will get the privilege of being stopped and frisked before going to class everyday. That’s a racist policy that Bloomberg supports. I guess Bloomberg is an advocate for social justice now.
These vultures will not rest. It’s so repulsive.
ATTACK ON TITAN LIVE-ACTION DIRECTOR ANNOUNCED
Before there was an Attack on Titan anime, a live-action adaptation of Hajime Isayama’s manga was in the works. After losing a director, the project resurfaced in April with a teaser announcing 2014 plans for the feature. Now, it’s back again, with a Hideaki Anno certified tokusatsu special effects otaku helming the project, schedule to shoot this summer for a 2015 release.
The film is now set to be directed by Shinji Higuchi, a key member of Daicon/Gainax member, who made a significant contribution to Evangelion - also special effects director on the ’90s Gameratrilogy and director on the 2006 version of The Sinking of Japan, and more recently, the director of Studio Ghibli homage God Warrior Attacks for Hideaki Anno’s tokusatsu exhibit.
Oh snap. This might suck, though. :-/
R.I.P. brother Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, black nationalist and first president of South Africa. His negotiations with South African president F.W. de Klerk helped end the systemic, racial institutions and segregation that has crippled the country for years, ushering in a new and peaceful transition into majority rule.
Clearly this isn’t enough to describe Mandela’s impact on Africa ( and The World ), but rest easy, his hard work and legacy will be remembered forever. 95 years is a long time and a blessing for anyone alive to see. The struggle continues.
" Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery & apartheid, it is man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings." - Mandela, July 18 1918 - December 5 2013
A bunch of y’all asked for a thumbnail-to-finish process post, so you get gifs. Merry Gifmas. Also, I drew a Krillin Face on one of this week’s Necropolis pages, thus achieving a Life Goal.
Oh, and I got an ask about drawing the figure (which is near and dear to my heart) so I’m putting together a post on that for next Thursday.
Anything else y’all want to see? Ask.