August 15, 2008


Maybe it's the fact that it's supposed to reach thirty degrees Celsius in Vancouver today. Maybe it's because I've been reflecting on youth and freedom and summer holidays... I'm not sure. But this made me smile this morning.

August 12, 2008


I don't get out to the art gallery nearly as often as I'd like too, or nearly as often as I should. But when I caught wind of the latest main floor exhibition, I knew it wasn't to be missed.

Krazy! The Delirious World Of Anime + Comics + Video Games + Art is the first exhibition of its kind, a groundbreaking project that offers unique and dynamic insight into the world of comics,animated cartoons, anime, manga, graphic novels, computer/video games and visual art. Spanning a century of artmaking, the works in this exhibition reveal an extraordinary history of production, one that is poised to redefine the scope of visual culture in the 21st century.

Of particular interest to me was the Anime stuff, since I'm at least peripherally part of that world now. The presentation of classic, groundbreaking work like Akira, and newer stuff like Paprika, projected on the walls at bizarre angles, as opposed to movie or television screens, seemed to transcend the genre.

Of course it was good to see my old friends Wallace & Gromit on the way out, too.

If you're in Vancouver between now and September 7th, you outta check it out.