If you've been lucky you may have missed - buried away amongst all the other media hype and internet buzz - the controversy over Disney's decision to re-record the Ponyo theme tune. I first found out about it over at ...Read More

More sad news about a terrible loss to the anime industry - one of it's true legends and artists Yoshinori Kanada passed away yesterday, after suffering a heart attack at the age of just 57. After making a name for ...Read More

Well, I'm back. I survived Havana - a bat-shit crazy but fantastic and beautiful city, both run-down and elgant at the same time, and where everyone that walks the street is a hustler. Sure, communism and food rationing has made ...Read More

I'm off on my travels again - not Japan this time, but the sun soaked Socialist republic of to Havana. Ten days of snorkelling, rum, fat Cuban cigars and blissfully internet free chilling awaits me. As a result there will ...Read More

Images courtesy of the brilliant Ghibli Blog. You may remember that earlier in the year I reported that animation god Hayao Miyazaki was drawing an aviation based manga Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) for Japanese magazine Model Graphix. Well, it seems ...Read More

Following on from last week's look at Rory Doona's promo artwork for the TOKYOPOP UK summer releases, he's kindly given me his latest work for them - this time with a vampire theme. I think you'll agree it's fangtastic. I'll be ...Read More

I just got dropped a tasty treat from Rory Doona - who some of you will undoubtedly remember from my recent look at UK manga artists - a look at his promotional artwork for manga publisher TOKYOPOP. The piece is ...Read More

It had been far too long since the last time I made it down to Bristol's live graffiti night Weapon of Choice, so last night I actually managed to get off my backside and represent. King Audel & Dirty30 were ...Read More

Just in case some of you aren't already reading Daniel Thomas MacInnes' sublime Ghibli Blog and had missed this I thought I'd post it here - UK paper The Independent has an interview with the world's greatest animated film-maker Hayao ...Read More

One of the nicest things about running this site has been the number of people that have contacted me directly to chat about our shared interests. Perhaps not surprisingly a lot of them seem to be from creative backgrounds - ...Read More