Recommended Watch: ONE PIECE Official YouTube Channel

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting If you haven’t checked it out yet—now is the time to catch up on the ONE PIECE RED live streams that have been happening over the last few days. There were some big announcements, live music, and a lot more in the last few days. You can watch recordings of the stream on the official ONE PIECE YouTube channel. … Continue reading Recommended Watch: ONE PIECE Official YouTube Channel

Recommended Watch: Anime’s Hidden Four-Act Story Structure (kishoutenketsu)

I’ve been learning more about Japanese narrative forms lately. This idea was something introduced to me by a professor, and I’ve been looking into it a lot more as I write a paper on the difference between Japanese manga heroes and American comic heroes (which is hard to summarize, but let’s leave it at that for now). The kishoutenketsu is a narrative form that actually … Continue reading Recommended Watch: Anime’s Hidden Four-Act Story Structure (kishoutenketsu)

Dead End: Paranormal Park (Recommended Watch)

Source: Episode 10, Dead End: Paranormal Park By: Beata Garrett | @clearsummers I didn’t know Dead End: Paranormal Park existed until a few days ago, but it has perfectly filled the “spooky summer” urge that I’ve had this entire month. Produced by Netflix and based on a series of graphic novels by Hamish Steele, this animated show is almost surprising in just how good it … Continue reading Dead End: Paranormal Park (Recommended Watch)

Recommended Watch: WhytManga

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting With almost 500k followers on YouTube, many of you reading this are likely already fans of, or followers of, Whyt Manga on YouTube. However, if you haven’t heard of WhytManga (full name: Odunze Whyte Oguguo) yet, then let this be a brief introduction to this amazing creator! My first encounter with WhytManga on YouTube was about six months ago. … Continue reading Recommended Watch: WhytManga

Recommended Watch: WUZU Clay ASMR

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting With finals week just around the corner, I’ve been listening to a lot of ASMR playlists filled with classical music, rain sounds, and crackling fireplaces. Somewhere along the way, I ran into WUZU Clay’s channel–specifically, the video above. I’m not sure exactly why it suddenly came up in the autoplay on my YouTube. It’s not something I would typically … Continue reading Recommended Watch: WUZU Clay ASMR

“Not Just a Princess:” Women in Animation (Recommended Watch)

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting​ It’s Women’s History Month (March for those that don’t know), and I have recently found myself in a lengthy discussion about women in animation and comics. Some of the discussion was industry based, and some was more geared towards depictions of women in comics, some favorites too, as well as prevalent resources we were looking at in regards to … Continue reading “Not Just a Princess:” Women in Animation (Recommended Watch)

Recommended Watch: “Show Me History: How To Create A Successful Nonfiction Graphic Series”

By: Casea Smith | @coffewithkrow  We have recommended many panels that explain the benefits of graphic novels being used as an educational tool for children. This panel seems like it will be just the same, however, I feel that it has an interesting perspective as it comes from the creators themselves. They explain the process of taking books worthy of research and condensing it into … Continue reading Recommended Watch: “Show Me History: How To Create A Successful Nonfiction Graphic Series”

Other Forms of Adaptation – “The Boat” by Nam Le (Recommend Watch/Read)

Source: https://medium.com/dst-3880w-spring-2019-section-2/formal-analysis-of-the-boat-5ba222b8f0bf By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting LINK: http://www.sbs.com.au/theboat/  In one of the classes I’ve taken for part of my animation certification program, we were asked to look at different forms of adapting stories to visual mediums. Comics are an obvious example, as are games and movies. The point is, there are several ways to adapt to a graphic medium.  One thing I like about … Continue reading Other Forms of Adaptation – “The Boat” by Nam Le (Recommend Watch/Read)

The House – Parasitic Horror in Three Parts (Review)

Title: The House | Official Trailer | Netflix Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqbZlAEUb5w By: Beata Garrett  | @zhongxia246​ Haunted houses are a staple in horror, and have a rich history of terrifying us as places that blur the boundaries between the living and the dead, hell and heaven, and reality and delusion. What I love about haunted houses are the ways in which they prey emotionally and psychically on … Continue reading The House – Parasitic Horror in Three Parts (Review)