Gunmodoki, part 1
"Gunmodoki" is presented here as just half the story, and I broke it off just as things get weird... Honestly translating and re-lettering is a pretty slow task and this is all I have for now. I'll try to get the rest next week, or the week after! Hopefully only having half the story makes you read it slow and look at every goofy face, weird pose, and flexed hand a little too long. :)
NB: this reads from right to left, like all Japanese comics. In some parts I had to drop a footnote for clarity-- The hero's name is too rich of a pun for me to grapple with, and some of the sound effects have associations lost on an American audience.
READS RIGHT TO LEFT
🠔 🠔 🠔 🠔 🠔 🠔 🠔 🠔 🠔 🠔 🠔 🠔
SFX: mysterious foggy magical sound
SFX: sound of things moving just a little bit
SFX: sound of hot pot boiling.
TO BE CONTINUED...
Links / misc
- here's a really interesting video, it's a talk at Brown University from last year-- "The Architects of Abolitionism: George Jackson, Angela Davis, and the Deradicalization of Prison Struggles," a lecture and conversation with Joy James (1hr 45m). Talks about Nixon's decision to attack Black people and the anti-war left by associating them in the media with drugs, and then launching a major anti-drug campaign. As a child of the 80s I grew up with tons of "war on drugs" shit blasted at me, it's enlightening to see the root of it all. [youtube]
- Donny from Fat Worm of Error / Goonies / Offal has been doing great journalism lately on the website SLUDGE-- really good stuff, here's one on the billionaire donors (including Marvel Comics) that are working to suppress voting in America even more: [sludge]
- Ace cartoonist and Mothers News alum James Kuo has a batch of great drawings up on eBay- if you've always wanted an original from him, now's a great time to act. This batch is all superheros, perhaps your favorite is here included? Unfortunately none of these drawings have the "Gladys Goose" lamp he used to draw all the time in his comics, but you're free to imagine that the lamp is just out of the frame. [ebay]
- Big thank you to the groundskeeper, the pond is looking great right now! There's even fireflies! They go away (or just turn off) if you go near them-- I think they only like flowers, water, and other fireflies-- fair enough. Feel free to hang out by the pond as long as you want. I was out there the other day just grooving on the wildlife and trying to figure out if there was anything moving in the water, and a few people ambled by and stopped to chat, it was nice. I have to run some errands today and tomorrow so I'll be going past there a lot, maybe I'll see you! [outside]. If you're into "castle upkeep" as a topic, the groundskeeper keeps a logbook on changes to the castle in his utility shed, it's the little building just to the left of the castle.
- wikipedia on Alfred E Neuman: [wikipedia]
- link to an image search for "Shigeru Sugiura" [duckduckgo]
OK thanks for tuning in again! I almost didn't make it this week but I pulled through-- thank you to Sakiko for the translation and the idea "why not post that translation we've been doing". These posts go out on Tuesdays but not 6am Tuesday as I had intended (attn: Greg). They just go out "sometime on Tuesday". If you want to get these posts by email I send them out Tuesday night and the link is here: [substack]. If you want to send me a note about Sugiura or any other topic I would really love it-- send me an email or use the form on the contact page: [contact]. Aaaand if you're really really feeling it you can leave a donation for castle upkeep, just ring the bell in the temple area: [temple]. It's OK to ring the bell without making a donation, it's still good luck! --------- end new writing --------------------------------------------->
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