Max. Playwright, scriptwriter, freelance writer. Projects include "Batgirl Inc", the multi-media "Filihinha & Ferdinand", screenscript "Under The Well" and play "The Pot of Marjoram". I eat apples a lot. Horribly square.
The BorrowerArrietty (借りぐらしのアリエッティ, Kari-gurashi no Arietti) dir. Hiromasa Yonebayashi (2010)
Merlin’s Beard! I sure am excited to share the zine I created for Light Grey Art Lab's Stacks exhibition, a collection of zines created to commemorate each of the past 30 years! I was given the year 2007, so my mind immediately went to Harry Potter (but then, whenever does it not?). It is timely that I’m sharing this with you today, because it was on this exact date in 2007 that the final Harry Potter book was released to eager wizards and muggles worldwide.
I considered approaching this, my first ever zine, in a number of ways. I wanted to make something that could be interactive in some way, so I came up with the idea of an activity book. It was fun to include little moments and details that weren’t included in the movies and to make the characters look the way I think they look based on the canon, rather than the movie version. I’m pretty sure both hardcore Pottheads and casual fans alike will have fun filling this out! I’ve included some of my favorite pages here and a gif that shows all the spreads.
This zine will be sold in person at Light Grey Art Lab and on Light Grey’s online shop starting August 1st. They’re a very limited edition so if you want one, get on it quick!
After another batch of edits with help from Liz, my most recent draft of the picture book iteration of Filihinha & Ferdinand is even cuter. It’s less and less of a Cinderella adaptation but god did it get cute. Think this might be it soon.
~ Murdering publishers with sad adolescents in cute situations ~
A stoic portrait of Anna (杏奈) from When Marnie Was There (思い出のマーニー), illustrated by Studio Ghibli director Hiromasa Yonebayashi (米林宏昌) for his collection Hiromasa Yonebayashi Illustrations (Amazon JP | US). The movie opens in Japan on July 19th!
I’ve been itching to share this for a while now. My last project was Cinderella, and since there’s already one version of Cinderella for Far Faria, I decided to do a Filipino version version just to mix it up.