Mr. Mf Jamma

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (12 of 13)
Location: UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,722,101 - Total Helpful Votes: 12 of 13
Akira: Vol.1: Bk. 1 by Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira: Vol.1: Bk. 1 by Katsuhiro Otomo
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A classic show of strength from the mighty Katsuhiro Otomo, delving into the dangers of overpopulation, globalization and the rush for technology, and it's all told from the viewpoint of a culture that is still shaken up by the atomic bombings in 1945.

Now about the comic itself, basic story's simple: unstable psychic kid blows up Tokyo, World War III happens, skip 30 years later and a biker gang has to save Neo-Tokyo before it happens again at the hands of the mysterious Colonel and his organization, who begin to experiment on one of them.

Akira is beautiful, terrifying, surreal and brutal - which can happen all at once. It's a satire of the 1960's student… Read more
Comics and Sequential Art by Will Eisner
Comics and Sequential Art by Will Eisner
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eisner is THE MASTER!, 14 Feb 2006
Eisner is definantly the master of comic books, even though he's not with us anymore. This amazing book is the definant companion to any other instructional art book, whether it be 'How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way' or 'Comics Crash Course'. Mr Eisner shows you how movie frames compare to comic panels, how calligraphy inspired certain posture and the effect of unlimited space. He provides storytelling examples on writing a comic script, creating beautiful composition and the preparation before doing the work.
Other essential elements you'll learn about include why most comics are not considered English literature material, how an artist lays down the… Read more