Thursday, August 25, 2005

Livejournal Syndication

Just an FYI, we have set up a Livejournal syndication of Same Hat! About 3 of you are already hip to this (Viv, Michelle), and we're all for more of you adding this to your friends' page. Then, you'll get notified when we have new shit on the site for you to check out, and you can come straight to our latest posts.

Here is the link to add SAME HAT! to your Livejournal

Thanks! Evan is heading back to the midwest for a much-needed vacation, but we'll be posting the latest in weird, underground, japanese manga HI-LAR-ITY for you. Keep checking back!

Thanks to the great Asian extreme cinema resource Snowblood Apple for the Ito images!

Saturday, August 20, 2005

"SARU" by Kazuichi Hanawa


Many thanks to Ben for scanning and sending us this awesome story. He described it as a "ten page epic story about Heian-era monkey brain connoisseurs by Kazuichi Hanawa that was published in an architectural journal some time ago."

as usual, please read from right-to-left.
page 1
page 2
page 3
page 4
page 5
page 6
page 7
page 8
page 9
page 10

Update! Tracked down the journal (Collapsing New Buildings). You can buy the last copy available on Amazon here

Sunday, August 14, 2005

poor doggy finale

as usual, please read from right-to-left.

previous doggy strips!
onion dog
doggy daily news
poor doggy 2
poor doggy 1
plus: doggy wallpaper!
doggy for your desktop

more sick comics (thank you BOOK OFF NYC!)

Evan is here at my apartment, and shit...we're playing video games instead of making comics, because I have a cold and Evan's computer is DOA! We bowled tonight, Evan as ZOMBIE JESUS, and me as UNDEAD JUDAS... now it's time for Soul Caliber II and Police Story. wheeee.

We will be posting a new Sensha TOMORROW!


神の左手悪魔の右手 - Left Hand of God, Right Hand of the Devil - by Kazuo Umezu

若い山賊 - YOUNG BANDIT by Yoshida Sensha (THANKS TO NATE, who brought it back from Japan for us!!)

ぷりぷり県 - Puri Puri Ken by Yoshida Sensha

Monday, August 08, 2005

onion dog

as usual, please read from right-to-left.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005


I'll be away until 8/10, taking a vacation to New York with my gf. Evan will be posting at least one new Yoshida Sensha in the meantime, and will continue to bring you the good news of weirdo manga love. If I can find any good untranslated stuff to bring back from NYC, I'll fill everyone in!


Monday, August 01, 2005

MARUO DISSECTION (non-literal)

Another quick read while we work on more original content (2 Sensha, new gag comics by 相原コージ , etc). A moderately interesting 'analysis' of Suehiro Maruo, with some indulgent and vivid descriptions of the comics in Ultra-Gash Inferno. Can't help but feel like the author was sortof, um... TOO into what he was writing about and let it bleed into his article, but overall it's a good overview of what Maruo is all about.

But really, it's not going far enough if you reference Rampo (good) and Crumb (weaker connection there) but don't reference the slasher atrocity ukiyo-e stuff of the 19th century (Yoshitoshi Tsukioka, etc). This ain't no Pillow Book. Anyway, give it a glance for more on Suehiro Maruo.

M/C Journal article on Maruo

Thanks to Chris/Suehiro Maruo Shrine for the link!