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Mortal Engines: from Book to Movie By Ruxandra Tarca

In most cases, turning a well-established book into a movie is not an easy task. Especially when the book belongs to a fandom whose members usually examine such endeavors with a very critical eye....

Goryeo Costumes, the Visual Bonus of Korean Historical Dramas By Ruxandra Tarca

Of all Korean historical dramas, maybe the most spectacular ones are those set in Goryeo. ...

The King Loves – Drama Review By Ruxandra Tarca

I have many dramas that I like, but The King Loves was the first one to creep into my soul like this....

Taku Inoue’s Tom Defying the Laws of Physics By Monica Tarca

This isn't just a toy story, but an upcoming invitation to sit back, relax and enjoy once more some of the funniest scenes between two iconic adversaries of a childhood classic cartoon. ...

Juuni-Hitoe: Refinement in Twelve Layers By Ruxandra Tarca

Nowadays, when thinking about Japan and fashion, we are immediately thinking of Harajuku....

Storytelling in Cosplay Photography Interview with photographer Bunny Tuan

Bunny Tuan’s cosplay photography is an excellent example of what we may call cinematic photo art. ...

Plop! The Magazine That Once Laughed at “the Most Gruesome Stories Ever Told in Mystery Comics” By Monica Tarca

Once upon a mystery comics dreary,/In between Creeps and Eerie,/Came a quaint and curious brand/Of comics flare. (Carl Gafford)...

Anatomical Sculptures of Moist Production Interview with toy designer Jason Freeny

In the world of toy designers, Jason Freeny is the paradigm of a cutaway artist....

W-Two Worlds K-Drama Review by Rose Green

What happens when the character you are writing comes alive?...

The Kid’s Citadel – comic book recommendation Interview with creator Daniel Horia

Have you ever imagined your childhood as a comic book story, with you as the main character, the absolute star? Yes, many of us did....

Sumi-e, or How to See the World in Just One Color By Ruxandra Tarca

In explaining the philosophy of sumi-e, many sources dealing with the subject quote an old Chinese legend:...

Blue Spring, a Requiem for the Lawless By Ruxandra Tarca

I’ve watched Blue Spring three times already, and I still think it is one of the best Japanese movies I have ever seen. Maybe because it’s not your average high school movie, a genre already famous in Japan. ...