Tuesday, February 05, 2008

SHINTARO KAGO ON THE COVER OF VICE MAGAZINE

I just found out that blog favorite Shintaro Kago is gracing the cover of the newest issue of Vice Magazine!! Looks like it's the February issue, and features an absolutely stunning cover by Kago along with a feature interview with the man himself!



God, this cover is fucking gorgeous. And despite my hating of Vice's politics and editorial bent, this is a killer artistic decision (along with giving Johnny his own comics page and recently featuring spot illustrations by our buddy Laura Park). I gotta get my hands on many, many copies of this issue.

[A MILLION THANKS TO JOHNNY RYAN FOR THE NEWS & COVER SCAN!!]

24 comments:

Hellen said...

I love love LOVE the blue face coming out of her head. I cna't believe Vice has something worth reading! I'd better pick it up

Anonymous said...

OMFG...!
Thanks so much for bringing this to my attention.

ryan L said...

that's fucking brilliant! i wonder what the interview is like?

nate said...

OHHHH FUZZ.

you guys are definitely one of the first pages that comes up when you google kago. hella new traffic!

Anonymous said...

This would make an awesome wallpaper if it was a little bigger.

Laser Potato said...

Longfish is looooooooooooooong.

Cal said...

Cover: incredible.
Laura Park illustrations: Bonus!

City dwellers, where can I pick up this publication!

Anonymous said...

Countdown to guro becoming a hipster trend!

Man, now I have to pick up a copy of Vice. Ugh.

Charles said...

Wow
Never heard of vice magazine before but I have to say it sounds great.

John T said...

Great cover! Without the VICE logo,it'd be perfect.

Cyphane said...

...where can one obtain Vice? Would it be in regular bookstores/news-stands?

=/

bizarrejapan said...

if anybody can scan and post the article when it's out, that would be sweeeet :)

bizarrejapan said...

btw, I have all Vice magazine books, but I never read any issue of the magazice (I can't buy it anywhere)

ryan said...

@hellen: I know, right? I was as shocked as you are. If I find an issue, I skip the content and look at the LIST article in the back (with Laura's drawings) and Johnny's comics and that's about it.

@ryan l: I have no idea about the interview, but I'm curious. I wonder if they talk about Kago's reception among English audiences?

@nate: NICE! Although, we did crash our server space a few days before the end of January. Here's hoping we hold up.

@anonymous: Once I get an issue, I'll try to make a bigger scan for folks.

@cal: I'm not sure, but I think Amoeba is a good bet? It's free so it's mostly a matter of just grabbing it up before everyone else does. Maybe umm... urban outfitters? Actually, I have no fucking idea. But I want to find out!

SOMEONE GET ME A COPY PLEAZETHNX

@:

zytroop said...

Vice is free and you can get it where you buy your clothes. Some music stores and book stores get it as well. I hope this is on the cover of the Scandinavian issue as well, the article sound be there but sometimes they change covers... Fingers crossed.

bizarrejapan said...

if you scan it and put it for download, I'll share it via japantorrents.blogspot.com

:)

Vice magazine cannot be bought or taken free in my part of the world, so... I have my fingers crossed somebody will do the scans... :)

Anonymous said...

OH MAN. BIGGEST HARD-ON. RIGHT NOW.

filzbaum said...

could someone pease scan the interview as well? I don't get this magazine in my part of the world either (germany)...kago ist one of my biggest artist-heros of my currant youth...I would be very pleased if you guys could manage that...thanks and may love be with you!

Anonymous said...

AHHH. I WANT A COPY OF THIS, STAT. Thanks for bringing this article to my attention!

Anonymous said...

VICE is the greatest magazine in the world. You're lucky they also have a great website - viceworld.com

Anonymous said...

sorry that's viceland.com

heres the interview:
http://www.viceland.com/int/v15n2/htdocs/shintaro_kago_shit_gold.php

ryan said...

thanks anonymous.
i actually already linked to the article (and posted scans someone had online of the pages) in a more recent post.

just fyi

Hemaworstje said...

i get a lot of that from http://img.gurochan.net/f/wakaba.html

but b ware it is a rather fucked up place to travel

Anonymous said...

VICE is pretty amazing. A refreshment from the status quo.