Getting to know Brandon Graham

As you know from reading my earlier blogpost here and from Oslo Comics Expo´s webpage one of the guests at this years OCX is Brandon Graham. As proof of what a great guy he is Brandon has agreed to say a few wise words to introduce our screening of The Last Unicorn at OCX.

Let me therefore use this moment to get more familiar with Brandon Graham and his work. First off, a great start would be to visit his blog or to follow him on twitter, we do live in the 21st century you know! Failing that, I guess you will just have to continue reading my very short summary below.

Brandon Graham is an American comic book writer and illustrator. One of his better known works is King City, a manga published by Tokyopop. King City is a comic notorious for its humor and truckloads of puns. I found this article from 2009 to be a good introduction to King City and also the complications that Graham encountered doing King City Vol.2. King City earned Graham the Eisner Award in 2007.

Other works include Multiple Warheads and scriptwriting for Image Comic´s Prophet. Here´s a few examples of cover art by Brandon Graham in his very distinct style.

Cover Art Godzilla: The Half-Century War #3

Cover Art Godzilla: The Half-Century War #3

Cover Art Elephantmen #43 by Brandon Graham

Cover Art Elephantmen #43 by Brandon Graham

 

Here´s a fun little interview with Brandon Graham:


Im am really looking forward for OCX and I hope you guys are just as exiting as I am!

The screening of The Last Unicorn with an introduction by Brandon Graham will take place at Ringen Kino June 6th at 06:00 pm. And you can buy your tickets here. See you there!

Mangapolis at Oslo Comics Expo!

 

ocx-logo-1This year´s Oslo Comics Expo will once again take place at Serieteket at Grünerløkka June 7-8. That is reason enough to be riled up, of course, but what will blow your mind is that Mangapolis will be present this year with an awesome screening! As part of the opening night Oslo Comics Expo and Mangapolis will give you the animated movie The Last Unicorn.

But hold on, I hear you say, The Last Unicorn, that´s an American movie, not an anime! Well, allow me to retort.

The Last Unicorn is indeed an American animated move. But here´s the twist: While the movie was produced in America the animation was done by a Japanese animation studio called Topcraft. But wait! There is more, Topcraft is the same studio that later would become Studio Ghibli! How awesome is that!

Convinced yet? Good! Then there is no excuse for missing out on this movie. The screening will be held at Ringen Kino on June 6th at 06:00 pm (as part of the opening night of Oslo Comics Expo). And you can buy your tickets here. See you there!

 

 

Mangapolis Does Ni Ko Kuni at Serieteket

Armed with a Playstation 3 and a fresh copy of Studio Ghibli´s Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch everything was set for a great evening of gaming toghether with TeenMadness at Serieteket. Introducing the game was Karl from VGTV´s Level Up. Karl gave Ni No Kuni top score in this review so he is obviously a fan of the game.

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Karl admires the title screen

Of course, with Playstation 3 being Playstation 3 we did spend quite a bit of time updating before we could begin playing the game. But luckily Serieteket just got a brand new arcade pin-ball machine, so no time was wasted sitting idle.

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 The candy, I am sad to report, was never seen again…

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After Karl´s little introduction the controller was passed around and we had time to get familiar with the storyline and gameplay of the game. The is a game that can take you hours and hours to do a full play-through of, so obviously we could not finish the game in one sitting.

My first impression of the game is very good and if I ever get the time I will try to finish it! The storyline, gameplay and world design seems great! Of course, I only witnessed a very small part of the game.

A fine evening and many thanks to Karl and TeenMadness for the great company, let´s do it again some time!

Top 5 rarest Pokémon Cards!

Check out this video on some very rare (and expensive) Pokemon cards:

I like the detailed backstory of each card and each set of cards.

Video by YouTuber PokemonDanLv45

I found it here: http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/24804/top-5-rarest-pokemon-cards-of-all-time