The Art of Magic: the Gathering – Ixalan

The Art of Magic: the Gathering – Ixalan

A few years ago, Wizards of the Coast and Viz Media began producing art books to cover the various sets and planes in the Magic: the Gathering universe. Zendikar, Innistrad, Kaladesh, and Amonkhet were all given the hardback treatment (and soon Dominaria). I decided...

The Art of The Secret World of Arrietty

The Art of The Secret World of Arrietty

A page-by-page look through the The Art of the Secret World of Arrietty: Page 1: Before we get to the table of contents or the introduction, we are greeted with a sketch of a girl sitting on her bed. She’s holding a pencil that almost reaches the ceiling, drawing on a...

The Art of Castle in the Sky

The Art of Castle in the Sky

Technically, Laputa: The Castle in the Sky is where Studio Ghibli got its start. Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind predates the formation of Studio Ghibli by just over a year. As it was a success, Tokuma Publishing Co. Ltd. decided to form Ghibli with director Hayao...

Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!, Vol. 1: Oh! My Useless Goddess!

Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!, Vol. 1: Oh! My Useless Goddess!

Well, well… this will be a first for me. I remember covering some manga-one shots back when I first started blogging, but I haven’t gotten the chance to cover any books recently. Of course, over the past few years, we have experienced a light novel explosion...

Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Volume 1: Dawn

Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Volume 1: Dawn

Space: the eternal frontier. This is the story of admiral Reinhard von Lohengramm. His mission: to unite the war-torn galaxy under his rule, to reform the decaying Galactic Empire, to conquer what so many men dreamed of conquering before. Do you believe I can seize...