cartoons

What’s new with South Korean science fiction? 

There are new platforms! America has graphic novels; Japan has anime; and South Korea has web comics. Web-based comics known as ‘webtoons’ are popular. Thanks to Korea’s world’s fastest optic networks. Webtoons are the ideal comics, since they can also be read on smartphones. They are coloured cartoons that can also incorporate music, special effects, […]

Cosplay vs. Inspirations, Side-by-side Comparisons

Being a member of several groups that enjoy cosplay, costuming, etc., does give access to a world of lively discussions. One recent discussion which came about on a Facebook group for the UK-based con, MCM, involved real-life cosplay and the inspiration for said costumes. In other words, a sort of comparison of the original inspiration […]

ABSOLUTE ZERO: Cool Websites, Very Cool

Who doesn’t love a good cartoon? Anyone?  Anyone?  Bueller?  Bueller? From Disney’s inception of Steamboat Willie (still under copyright, lol) to Max Fleischer, thru Betty Boop, to the zaniness and (inappropriate?) violence of Chuck Jones and even up to today’s prime time offerings such as The Simpsons and Futurama, cartoons frequently allow us to say […]

Characters: Jet Black frmo Cowboy BeBop

Rounding out the characters from Cowboy Bebop, we end with Jet Black, the Black Dog. Yes, there’s still Ed, but what else can be said about her than, he’s a seven foot ex basketball pro, hindu, guru, drag queen, alien? Spike and Faye are certainly more popular than the Bebop’s oldest crew member, but Jet […]