And Kawaii We Go

a cute devil baby character rendered in Kawaii style
“Flaming Devil Baby”, my first attempt at Kawaii from Christopher Hart’s “Manga for the Beginner” book.

I used to draw a lot when I was younger, but was rarely happy/often frustrated with the end result. Much to my surprise, however, I wound up picking up a copy of Christopher Hart’s “Manga for the beginner kawaii” book at my local library this weekend.

My initial experience turned out better than expected, but I think it’s safe to say I won’t be having a second career as a mangaka. 😉


Don’t Call It A . . . Throwback?

Been going through bookshelves in my deceased mother’s house, and stumbled across this little historical gem . . . .

If you ever wonder how much the possibility of nuclear war weighed upon the minds of people in the `60s, I’d suggest you take a look at the table of contents (third photo in the gallery).  All the nuclear/radioactive-related material gets more than 3.5 times the number of pages as all the other natural catastrophes combined.