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A Brief History Of True Chubbo

Posted by Ray Sohn on September 30
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True Chubbo is a comic strip that my wife and I started many years ago when we were first dating, and has miraculously evolved into a something. I’m not sure what that something is or what it represents, but it’s grown right along with us. To put it simply, True Chubbo is a collaborative semi-fictionalized [...]

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Tadanori Yokoo’s 3 Animation Films

Posted by Ray Sohn on September 28
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Kiss Kiss Kiss (1964) Kachi Kachi Kachi Yama (1965) and Tokuten Eizou Anthology No. 1 (1964)

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Mad Bull (1991)

Posted by Ray Sohn on September 26
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Written by Koike Kazuo, author of Crying Freeman, Mad Bull is standard buddy cop fare, but with a disturbing mix of humor, drama, sex and violence. This episode is completely engrossing because it manages to encapsulate such a wide range of emotions, all layered underneath the forward momentum of the plot.

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This is a shared production blog for the forthcoming animated feature, "The Ruined Cast," written and directed by Dash Shaw. Produced by John Cameron Mitchell, Howard Gertler, and Biljana Labovic. Contributing artists are Jane Samborski, Frank Santoro, Lily Benson and Ray Sohn. Music by James Lucido.