The latest subject of CNN's "Human to Hero" series -- which profiles "the best in the fields of architecture, dance, fashion, music and sport" to explore "the discipline, dedication and determination involved, as well as the sources of... Read more Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
I grew up watching the Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Falcons, and Ohio State Buckeyes (football, of course). Sports are something I'm really into, though not to the point that I'll paint my face and show up shirtless to your tail gate party. But, y'know,... Read more Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
Value of digital comics market in 2011 estimated at $25 million! ComicsPRO's annual meeting kicks off! Ashcan comics from '30s and '40s go up for auction! Takehiko Inoue resumes "Vagabond"! Plus more!
For those interested in the Inoue Takehiko screen showing Shinran Shonin and disicples, which I mentioned recently, here is a bit of a better glimpse (via http://www.flow-er.co.jp/shinran/):
Popular manga artist Takehiko Inoue has been publishing original portraits of Japanese people through his twitter account @inouetake with the hashtags #prayforjapan and #tsunami. The series is called Smile. Written by Scilla Alecci · comments (0) Share: facebook · twitter · reddit · StumbleUpon · delicious · Instapaper
asahi.com has the story. (Hat tip to Ky?shin Samuels at Echoes of the Name.)
Several years ago someone at the temple introduced me to a manga called Vagabond about the famous swordsman Miyamoto Musashi. I never finished reading the manga as the cost of buying all of the volumes became prohibitive but I recalling being impressed by … Continue reading ?
“Real is a manga series, by Takehiko Inoue, which deals with wheelchair basketball. It has been serialised in Shueisha’s Young Jump and to date, 10 volumes have sold in Japan.” In celebration of Real’s 10th year in print, PIVOT by diffeducation has aligned with Converse on a special make up Weapon Street Mid sneaker. The [...]
Takehiko Inoue puts "Vagabond" on hiatus! Publishers partner with OverDrive for library downloads! "Blondie" turns 80! Interviews with Jim Shooter, Kody Chamberlain and Steve MacIsaac! Plus much more!
Manga, Opinion It's one of the oldest tricks in the hustler's handbook. Find yourself a mark, pretend like you aren't all that, convince him to put some money up, and then use your true skills to earn some fast cash. In the manga series "Real," Kiyoharu Togawa... Read more Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
Real Takehiko Inoue Published by VIZ224 pages B&W illustration, 16 pages color If you've ever seen Murderball, the 2005 documentary about wheelchair rugby players during the run-up to the 2004 Paralympic Games, then you'll understand...Show More Summary
It would be very reductive to simply call Takehiko Inoue's -- also the creator of Slam Dunk and Vagabond -- REAL "that wheelchair basketball" manga. In reality, the title is a thoughtful portrait of three men in varying states of recovery from both physical and psychological trauma. In spite of the fact that by taking the [...]
For a girl who has no interest in either playing or watching organized sports, I really enjoy Takehiko Inoue’s Slam Dunk. What makes Slam Dunk so awesome how its red-pompadoured high school student, aka Hanamichi, is a complete and total spaz. Yes, his body may have been designed for athletics of all kinds but his sudden [...]
Jean Schulz donates $1 million to cartoon library! Ed Brubaker reflects on four years of "Captain America"! Takehiko Inoue says the end is near for "Vagabond"! Plus, why Marvel was called Atlas in the '50s!
Manga: Vagabond バガボンド Mangaka: Inoue Takehiko 井上雄彦 Volumes: 21-27 Chapters: 180-242 This arc brings us back to Musashi and his appointed duel with Denshichirou. In a nutshell, the duel to finish the battle between the two fighters started several arcs ago ends in the annihilation of the entire Yoshioka school. One of the best things about Vagabond IMO is [...]
Manga: Vagabond バガボンド Mangaka: Inoue Takehiko 井上雄彦 Volumes: 14-20 Chapters: 128-179 The timeline of Vagabond moves back 17 years to focus on Musashi’s greatest opponent, Sasaki Kojirou. The arc opens with Kanemaki Jisai who finds a new reason to continue with what he believes to be a worthless life when he learns that his former student, Sasaki Sukeyasu, has [...]