in short writer,artist, lover of books, comics,music and movies and the occasional sweets.
Hello, everyone, it's been awhile since I last posted on this site, but anyway, I thought I would grace everyone's presence with this...
The cover of my new book or in this case comic book.
which can be viewed on both Wattpad and Tapastic at this point in time
And if you are wondering what this story is about? well it is about a man named Hazael(haz) Davis, who was born with special gifts that he utilizes as a consultant and private detective for both the living and the dead and sometimes a variety supernatural beings. Which eventually leads him down a rabbit hole, to find out, more about his mysterious past, which some might say is supernatural.
Also if you are wondering or were about to ask, the answer is yes I did draw the cover of the book as well.
for once I don't have a review to post, anyway this video is a book trailer of my very first short stories book that is currently ongoing and being view at www.wattpad.com
anyway as for the book it is a compilation of short stories and poems that touch on all things dark, supernatural and some very serious topics that were and are very real, and in all honesty, not for the light-hearted.
anyway updates are every two to three weeks, latest a month.
Publishers: Kodansha- Delray
years published: 2005-2007
story and art by: Tou Ubukata and Kiriko Yumeji
the artwork though not accurate to 18th-century french attire was superb and very well done, same goes with the story which was very well thought out except what I don't seem to understand is why they call the main character's sister Lia De Beaumont the Chevalier sphinx in the manga when in the anime which is based off, of the manga they just call her either D'eon's sister or they call her by her name. not to mention they even changed quite a few things around adding and subtracting characters, I mean in the manga it's just D'eon, robin and their cat Nell and Lia whereas in the anime they have D'eon, Lia, robin and two of the musketeers, in fact the plot with those characters play's more on the musketeers theme then the original story which does not make any sense to me? but setting that part aside both stories are very, very good.
Synopsis: Enter D'eon De Beaumont an Agent of Le secret du roi, who is charged by his majesty Louis XIV, to find the mysterious cult known as Palms, and gain information on why they are sacrificing beautiful young virgin women, just like D'eon elder sister Lia De Beaumont was sacrificed. to a demonic force that has promised them the kingdom of France by bringing about a revolution in exchange for the blood of their victims, and in order to find out who killed his sister, D'eon must invoke her spirit and defeat the evil poets who threaten the kingdom of France and to find the mastermind behind the infamous cult.
D'eon De Beaumont was, in fact, real
he was a french spy, and just like in the story a member of Le secret du Roi, who also had a penchant for being the best swordsman in France, and he was also famous for being a well know cross dresser as well which came in handy when he successfully infiltrated the court of Empress Elizabeth of Russia, by presenting himself as a woman for about 33 years, which thereby basically living as a woman for a good part of his life. He also often claimed however to others that he was born as a woman and raised as a man which sparked the rumour on what his actual gender was, he even went so far as trying to convince the french government to legally recognize him as a woman, to which king Louis XIV consented as long as D'eon continued to dress like a woman.
it was only after D'eon's death at postmortem that his gender was in fact revealed to be male.
(the history information was found on the internet and various books on the subject)
Publisher: Dark horse Manga
Year published: 2005-2007
story and art by: Kazuhiro Okamoto
My thoughts: Okay, my thoughts about this manga, is that it is very well done and is a very good coming of age story.
I also get the feeling that the creator wanted to make the reader feel, when they were reading the story the same way that some children feel when they are going through a phase in their life feeling invisible like they are not being heard, which also explains that some find it as a curse where others might find it as a blessing and so on. but unfortunately when I read this story, I never really got that feeling. not to mention it reminds me of a few other stories that I have read as well.
Art, however, Best I can say, and it shames me to say this because I normally don't like commenting on others artwork like this, but the artwork was not very well done, I mean while reading the story the artwork on the characters was pretty distracting I mean I did not exactly know if this was directed at 12-year-olds or younger than that. I mean to be extremely seriously honest it looks as though they left the story at the manuscript sketching stages which did not make it at all look professional in my opinion, but though I will admit that I have seen worse,
all in all, I think the concept of the story was very good but again just in my opinion it was poorly planned out, hopefully, the others will turn out better
Synopsis; the story is about Eighth grader Shizuka Shiroyama, who is an introvert, dealing with school woes, bossy peers and a medical condition known to everyone as Translucent Syndrome which causes her to periodically turn semi-transparent or completely invisible. Though one of her classmates. the hyperactive Mamoru Tadami is falling in love with her despite her problem and has dogged determination and unconditional support to bring hope into Shizuka's life, as she struggles to overcome her difficulties, as her illness becomes a metaphor in the ordinary lives of her classmates and friends, as they try to work their way through life and relationships.
shogakugan and viz media
story and art by:
Black lagoon, is one series whether it be the manga or anime, that I would recommend to anyone.
but since I am doing a review for the manga I would have to say that the art and the action of the book are very well crisp and detailed, which is something that I could picture seeing as a live-action.
as for the story I will admit it started out slightly bland at first but as I read on, I started to get even more interested.
The story starts out with Rokuro Okajima who is just an average Japanese salaryman, living a normal life. but all that changes when his company asks him to deliver a disk to another of his companies branch, Wherein the midst of delivering the package to the destination, the ship he was on is high jacked by a rouge courier group named, Black lagoon traders, who were contracted by Balalaika of hotel Moscow, leader of the Russian Mafia.
While leaving the boat, one of the lagoon traders takes Rokuro as a potential hostage in order to get more money since they were only getting paid twenty grand for the job they were already on. which after stopping off in Roanapur for a break, they later find out from Balalaika that she would like to change the drop off point, and taking Rokuro as a hostage was a waste of time since his company decided to send out a strike team to either retrieve or destroy the disk he was carrying.
which soon after escaping the strike team's attack, The lagoon traders take Rokuro, now known as Rock back to their ship. while out on the water, now knowing that Rock's company has no intentions of complying to the mafia about the disk, The Lagoon Traders try to contact Rokuro's company to see if they would take him back. which also backfired, as well when the strike team show's up once again.
trying to escape, rock comes up with an idea to get rid of them once and for all by playing chicken and blowing them to the moon.
surviving their encounter, the traders make it to the new drop-off point where they meet both Balalaika and one of the executives from Rock's company who actually invites him back to the company. where in turn Rock refuses and ends up joining the Lagoon trader's
Anyway, in the second half of the manga they introduce Roberta the mercenary maid to the Lovelace family who is in search for her young master who was kidnapped by the drug cartel and handed over to the lagoon traders to be transported elsewhere.
and in order to find out what happens next I suggest you go out and by a copy of the book Or read it online.
kodansha , Tokyopop
168 pages (not excluding advertisements)
the artwork is very well done. The story is also very fast paced which does not take you very long to read, and the only pet peeve I would have to say is that the story is considerably short. It leaves a slight cliff hanger at the end of volume two that makes me want to continue when that is unfortunately where it ends, other than that it is a good story and I would recommend it to anyone who is into ghost story/ drama related stories.
the synopsis of the story:
When Eiri Kurahashi, an art student who works part-time in an antique shop, comes across a portrait of a girl named Cossette on sale in the store, her spirit appears in front of him, asking him to save her. Afterward becoming obsessed with her he finds out like all of the other antiques in the store even her own portrait has a gruesome tragic story attached to it: with all of the portraits previous owners being murdered in one bizarre way or another.
my thoughts on the book: art work is as per-usual very good, the story is very catchy, which I know to some people that's completely irrelevant, but usually when I am sitting here reading a manga it takes me not long to read, where as with this series so far its taken me half an hour.
also forgot to mention that this book is not for kids under the ages of 14
synopsis of the story:
Ryousuke Akiba or Shuro, or ES (Eternal Sabbath) is a human who was genetically created in a hygenic's lab in order to study eternal youth.
Ryousuke will live to be at least two decades old, possessing strange mental powers, entering peoples minds, discovering their deepest darkest secrets, and even rearrange a persons memories for survival instincts, getting people to act as though he were a friend or a family member, as he wanders the streets of Tokyo for reasons unknown only to him,
no one recognizes him until he meets a woman researcher Dr. Mine Kujyou, a
determined researcher who challenges everything she knows about science.
is your garden variety girl, working hard holding down two jobs to make a living, which is fairly normal,considering that she also moonlites as a necromancer, for her father's agency called The Tokyo Metropolitan Quality Of Life Section, and if that isn't odd enough for you she's also an albino and a virgin.
My thoughts, The book was stunning and in my opinion way better then the movie, not to mention the illustrations were very well done and might I add slightly creepy, which I found very interesting.
As for what the book is about.
It is about a young girl named Coraline Jones who’s moved into this big Adams like family house, to where after awhile she finds a mysterious door in the drawing room, of the house.
when she opens it the first time, on the other side its all bricked up. but when she opens it a second time that day how ever, instead of the wall being bricked up, this time it was a portal to another world, entering. she comes face to face with her other mother and father that she thought would replace the ones in her old boring life, that is until she finds out that everything is not at all as she seems when she finds out that her other mother was non other then a witch called the beldam. Who had every intentions of keeping her there in that tiny little world forever, but Coraline manages to out wit the beldam and escape with her parents and the three dead children that came before her.