Thursday, April 27, 2006

Bizarre fun!

*Update correction: I knew I didn't understand Japanese lol. The guy who I mistakened as Goro is Nayochin, he does ads for Ghibli. You can read about him in Goro's blog (Nayo also updates for Goro now.) His nickname is pretty hilarious.

I'm beginning to think until summer my blog is becoming "the bizarre and fun facts" blog lol. I just keep coming across interesting stuff that other news sources haven't emphasized yet(cough Cartoon Brew).

This one blew me away. Bill Plympton is teaming up with Kanye West....again! In Time Magazine:

Scoop up a few Grammys? Check. Rant about the President on live TV? Check. Launch a line of preppy duds? Check. The next item on rap star KANYE WEST'S to-do list is to create a book in the style of Japanese manga comics with animator Bill Plympton. Plympton, best known for short films that appeared on MTV in the '80s, met West when drawing the raw, smudgy animation for the hip-hop star's video Heard 'Em Say. After the two hit it off, they decided to collaborate on a book based on West's lyrics for Simon & Schuster. Can a Kanye West line of baked goods be far behind?"

I'm a little scared and intrigued at the same time. Bill doing a manga? I mean if it was just a comic sure, but a manga....with Kanye West? I mean something like his regular comics such as the one in the new Flight 3 book. (Sorry little ad there. I just love this anthology too much!)

And last but not least,
The website is just too awesome. They have insider information on Gedo Senki and just some really great videos and pictures.
Yikes my mistake this guy is actually Nayo-chin. He's a really funny guy. I swear if I ever met him I'll give him Pringles to ease his pain. I'll find a picture of Goro Miyazaki later. (Yeesh, even the video knew. I'm such a nutcase.)

They have a video where it shows he's a pretty quiet guy and seems to get along with Producer Toshio Suzuki very well (almost like a father figure).


Enoch Allen said...

What's so bad about bizarre & fun facts? I feel like I have the advantage in terms of knowing what goes on in the world of animation these days.

Bill Plympton--what a wacky fellow. He's fearless. It takes a man of great balls to decide to not only team up with a rap impresario but to make a manga with said rap impresario. Bravo and best of luck to him, lemme tell 'ya.

Ghibli's Gedo Senki looks to be coming along just fine. I wonder if Miyazaki's fans will see this as the first true demonstration that Goro is the rightful heir to Hayao's glory and fortunes?

Be seein' ya, Melon!

Anonymous said...

I wanna see more chow bow pics.

Anonymous said...

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