Loosely based on one of the most unpleasantly nihilistic comic books ever made. Looks like they grafted a moral conscience onto this story. Good on that, but the whole "super" aspect seems to have been sent away in the telling. Hi ho.
By the director of "Nightwatch" and "Daywatch".
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Some time ago I was getting a coffee at Bauhaus, a coffee place in Capitol Hill in Seattle, when I noticed a really terrific Yoshitomo Nara tattoo on the arm of the barista preparing my order. It was about five inches high, very colorful, and it perfectly captured the look of Nara's work. I liked it enough to tell her so.
"I really like that Yoshitomo Nara tattoo. It's beautiful work", I said.
She brayed a short response: "It's Yoshi- MOTO Nara, but good try!" She shot me a grotesque, caricatured wink to further belittle me for my- my accuracy, I guess. The folks in line behind me actually laughed at what an idiot I was. Some of them might have known that she was wrong, but they probably all thought that she was just a funky, ball-busting, assertive gal putting some moron in his place. The moral of this little non-story is: "Dumb and loud wins the crowd™".
Anyway, don't judge Nara's work solely on the ritual scarification of illiterate baristas! I've been a fan forever, and I recently scooped up his first children's book, The Lonesome Puppy. It's a nice affordable little collection of his artwork for folks who don't want to cough up the $60 plus price for his imported art books.
Here's the cover.I bought mine in a store in Ballard called "The Secret Garden", but of course Amazon carries this title as well.