Sunday, April 12, 2009

(SIGNED) KAGO GOODIES FROM NATE

This past weekend, my buddy Nate was in town from Tokyo and we had a blast catching up. In between eating burritos, drinking beers, and a metal show in Oakland, Nate handed over some amazing Shintaro Kago presents he picked up for me last Fall!

As you might recall, Nate met Kago twice last year- first at a gallery show/signing on Halloween, and then again at Design Festa. Between the two events, Nate managed to wrangle me a signed Shintaro Kago digital print, a bunch of postcards, and a copy of the Paranoia Street DVD!

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(At my bequest, he was also rad enough to get Kago to sign a card for Johnny too!)

In addition to the goodies for me, Nate brought with him a present for our buddy Ben- a Kago self-published mini featuring a bunch of krasue gags! This book is en route to Ben right now, but Nate let me snap these photos before he dropped it in the mail:



I'm still figuring out the what & when, but plan to give away some of the postcards as Same Hat contest presents in the near future. I'll keep you guys posted!

15 comments:

Stereo Stations said...

very nice. love the doremon gag.

Okada said...

Ryan you're so lucky! The postcards are cool and the pics from the book are hilarious! My favorite ones are the pervert dude and the unsuccesful suicider, LOL :D

I googled a bit about Krasue and found this http://www.manananggals.com/. It kinda off collect some info about thai/phillipine/malaysia myths. The fun fact is that are even movies featuring krasue like this one http://www.manananggals.com/images/Penang80.jpg. I had no idea they were so popular.

ryan said...

@Stereo: Totally! That was one of my faves.

@Okada: Kago was selling that mini for only 500 yen, if you can believe that.

Thanks for the link--- I'll go check it out now! I remember Giant Robot magazine had a thing about Thai horror film posters (some issue in their 20s... 24?), and there was an image of a Krasue... That was the first time I ever saw that monster.

So creepy dude. My friend Hellen said they are in Korean folktales too. Her & Derek even included a Krasue in their game: http://blog.electricantzine.com/photos-and-videos-from-game-ov-0

Sick said...

I would do anything for having those, man. You better keep them well, you don't know how much I envy you right now.

ryan said...

@Sick: Anything? EVEN... MURDER?
Just kidding!

I'm working on finding a frame that's the right size for that print. :)

jimpac said...

Where did Nate manage to get the self-published comic from? It looks amazing. Then again so does everything he brought back! Sooo jealous!

That Girl said...

Wow, sweet! Love seeing all this Kago stuff...

ryan said...

@jimpac: He bought it direct from Kago-san. It's listed as a Doujinshi on Kago's site... But I assume they have it at some of the indie book shops (TACO che, some other shops in Koenji, etc)

@That Girl: Happy to share!

Okada said...

@ryan: I would have bought tons of copies then :D Wow, he bought it directly from the Master :O

Talking about horror films, check out this indonesian one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfFSQZUZL2g

Scott said...

Oh man I would live so much to win one of those cards holy shit.

ryan said...

@Okada: Yeah, Nate has met and talked to Kago on two different occasions! He also learned that Kago-san is... married?

re: that video: DUDE, THAT MOVIE LOOKS AWESOME!

@Scott: soon!

Okada said...

@ryan: i've searched the movie for download, but no luck so far :(

Anonymous said...

damn...I want that postcard with the chopped-up naked girl. you don't want to keep this one anyway, do you?

helllllen said...

man, what the hell; I definitely read this post but I had completely forgotten about the Krasue gag self-published comic. Fucking wonderful! Since they're self-published, I wonder if there's any hope of actually getting my hands on one... I'm really grateful for your photos of the inside of the book right now!

ryan said...

@hellen: I'll talk to my hook-up NeNe (Nate!) to see if he can grab some copies at Taco Che. The crazy thing is that they were like 4 bucks a pop? maybe? Congrats on the amazing ghost paintings!