First Look at Miyazaki’s New Manga
The 72-year-old legend, Hayao Miyazaki, has said to retire after his latest film, The Wind Rises, releases. Well, The Wind Rises was released in June of Japan and will release early next year in the United States, but it seems like Miyazaki is enjoying his “retirement,” by working on something new: a manga based off of samurai in the Warring States era of Japan. No word on this manga releasing soon, but it’s a promising bit of info for those wanting more from Miyazaki, post-directing!
Themes, by Jensine Eckwall
I was giving away this mini-zine of six new drawings during illustration week in NYC, and I figured I’d share it digitally as well. I will have physical copies available for cheap at the coming MoCCA fest.
"Themes" is a bit of exploration and criticism of the recurring imagery I find throughout my work, especially during this very transitional period in my art career. By putting these self-cliches to paper, I will be less apt to rely on them in the future, but also be aware of my personal language of metaphor.