In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.
Most anime is adapted from manga, often produced by the manga publisher to raise awareness and sell it overseas. But what about the anime shows or film that go the other way, adapted from the screen to the page? How do those works hold up, and what changes or stays the same? That’s what Screen & Page aims to explore.
This week, we're talking about one of the coolest --- and some would say one of the greatest --- anime series ever made, and its two obscure manga spin-offs; Cowboy Bebop!
I don't watch a whole lot of anime these days, but there was a time, my friends. There was a time. It's not often that I think about it, but when I saw the anime-inspired artwork of Mike Luckas, I was immediately drawn back to memories of those younger summers where I cared an awful lot about Faye Valentine and Vash the Stampede. It was sort of like getting in that time machine from Back to the Future, except that instead of having to help my parents hook up, I had to confront the fact that I have spent a lot of money on imported Japanese action figures in my lifetime.
But we're getting off track here. The point is, Luckas's art is awesome, whether he's drawing classic anime characters, video game stars like Metroid's Samus Aran, or his own creations. Check out some favorites below!
As an origami admirer with extremely limited skills (and even more limited patience), I'm always impressed by the artists who pull off works of art from paper. In the case of Brian Chan, however, I'm beyond impressed - I'm absolutely floored...
Dear Marching Band Director of Towson University, I don't know whether this was your idea or whether you just decided to go along with it, but either way, thank you for making it possible for a marching band to play the theme song to "Cowboy Bebop" at a sporting event...