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Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , on September 19, 2020 by dcairns

Koji Shima’s WARNING FROM SPACE — the first Japanese sci-fi film made in colour — just came through my letterbox courtesy of Arrow. As I was just mentioning, I’m author of a booklet essay on the “wonderfully nerdy” subject of the film’s dubbing, which I was able to complete with the help of Arianne Ulmer and Japa Fett and with reference to Steve Ryfle’s exhaustive book Japan’s Favorite Mon-Star. Thanks to James Flower for his decisive assistance as editor.

I’m back teaching next week, so this has been a light week for blog posts as I get ready to deliver our course ONLINE — the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art have some quaint idea about not killing all their students and staff, for which I am grateful.


Posted in FILM with tags , on June 8, 2020 by dcairns

waterhouse 6

This is the last published Waterhouse strip… though I’m not certain there weren’t more, never published and presumably now lost to history. (The artist doesn’t even have a copy of the subatomic minicomic here scanned and presented to perhaps a larger audience than ever saw it in print…)

The back cover is particularly good, and really makes me want follow-up mini-comics!

waterhouse back


Posted in Comics with tags , on June 3, 2020 by dcairns

waterhouse haiku

A Japanese take on incomprehensible Japanese behaviour as observed in the equally incomprehensible west. And flying toasters! Remember them?

waterhouse 5

I wonder what Waterhouse would have sung if there were an extra panel?