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Walter Popp

Walter Popp

I consider myself pretty knowledgeable about old science fiction art, particularly pulp magazine art and artists. My knowledge is not so vast, however, that there aren't still some surprises and new discoveries to be made. Read More »

Nobody Goes It Alone: Best Friends Make Anime Better

Nobody Goes It Alone: Best Friends Make Anime Better

This is the story of two little girls. They live down the street from each other, take the bus to school together, and are often mistaken for sisters. Read More »

Doujinshi: Distinctly Japanese

Doujinshi: Distinctly Japanese

There are many expressions of fandom that cross genres and cultures – fan fiction, fan art, even cosplay.  But there is one form in particular that is distinctly Japanese, both in its origin and in its current form, and that is doujinshi.  The ... Read More »

The Art of Au Contraire! 2013

The Art of Au Contraire! 2013

The Taniwha, by Angela Oliver A couple of weekends ago, I had the pleasure to attend Au Contraire!, the New Zealand national Science Fiction, Fantasy and Geekery convention here in Wellington. It was the second Au Contraire! I attended: three years a... Read More »

The Artful Collector: Is it All in the Image?

The Artful Collector: Is it All in the Image?

At the heart of this debate is a real difference between how some creators of commercial art (i.e, art produced for the purpose of persuasion/marketing) view the kind of art they are commissioned to create, and how they view the art they create that ... Read More »

East vs. West: Comic Book Showdown

East vs. West: Comic Book Showdown

Though my position here, such as it is, is that of “anime blogger,” I think that my real interest in media from the Land of the Rising Sun is comic books, otherwise known as manga.  Despite being exposed to Western comics fairly early on ... Read More »

Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe

Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe

If you’re looking for a glossy, full-colour account of Marvel Comics, featuring classic artwork and covers from the company’s long history, this book is not for you. Rather, Sean Howe sets out to give an insider’s view of the editor... Read More »

The Real Manga Blues: A “Me and the Devil Blues” Review

The Real Manga Blues: A “Me and the Devil Blues” Review

Of all the potential stories to succeed phenomenally in manga form, not many people expect a story centering around blues music in the deep American South to qualify.  Even less likely is a story about blues great Robert Johnson – the black man... Read More »

Interview – The Amazing Art of Anja Uhren

Interview – The Amazing Art of Anja Uhren

Zarin der Vampire, cover and illustrations by Anja Uhren I met Anja Uhren recently at an Easter egg painting event. She was casually painting a face on an off-cut of card and I was immediately impressed by the effortlessness with which she produced a... Read More »

Hayao Miyazaki and Epic Fantasy

Hayao Miyazaki and Epic Fantasy

Since taking on this blogging position, I have been struggling to find works that would appeal to the audience that Amazing Stories has, particularly those who are interested in fantasy.  I would categorize a large majority of anime and manga works a... Read More »

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