Art Of The Week: The Manga Of Hayao Miyazaki


It shouldn’t be a surprise that I am an admirer of Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. I’ve posted about Miyazaki and Ghibli related things many times in the past.  Most people by now know about Miyazaki’s movies. Far fewer know about the various pieces of mange that he’s done over the years.  Which is sort of sad, because the mange is fun, has good, lighthearted stories, is where Miyazaki pokes fun at himself and is usually filled with pigs as characters. Here’s a list from

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Art Of The Week: John Williams

Sometimes an artist has a big impact on your life. The music from John Williams has done that for me.  I started listening to John Williams music as music with Star Wars.  Certainly I had seen movies with John Williams soundtracks, like Earthquake, The Poseidon Adventure and Jaws. I never listened to the soundtracks as music.  Mostly it was lack of opportunity as I didn’t have access to records or a record player.  It all converged with Star Wars Though.  We got a record player and I wanted the music.  I’ve been a fan of John Williams ever since.

With his 85th birthday last week, Joh Williams is artist of the week.

Here’s some clips.  Enjoy