Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

GIFification of Junji Ito's "Uzumaki"

by Suzanne on July 30th, 2011

Animated version of Uzumaki by Junji Ito

Same Hat recently posted a couple of simplistic yet captivating GIFified versions of the great Uzumaki - what a fantastic way to start the weekend!

Animated version of Uzumaki by Junji Ito

If you've never read Uzumaki you can find it in its scanlated entirety here.

Animated version of Uzumaki by Junji Ito

I respect Junji Ito not only highly for his vast contribution to the horror manga industry - which earned him a Kazuo Umezu Prize - but also for his years of dedication to and obsession with the high art of dentistry because, let's face it, teeth are a WAY creepier thing than anything he's ever drawn.

Animated version of Uzumaki by Junji Ito

So click here for more Uzumaki GIF fun and here for random GIF fun.

Junji Ito's "Hanging Balloons" and other decapitations...

by Suzanne on December 29th, 2010

It seems that I've survived the social horrors of Whatevermas 2010 only thanks to the materialistic splendour of it all.

And now that it's only a matter of hours until Mercury Retrograde will fuck off and increase my interweb speed again, I thought 'tis the perfect time to share some new scanlations with you that the generous people at Same Hat! have been working on and tumblring about: Namely Hanging Balloons by Junji Ito. Which would have been part of Museum of Terror had it not been killed by Dark Horse, apparently.

Excerpt from Hanging Balloons by Junji Ito - click to enlarge

It's probably easiest to read the whole story by using the "hangingballoons" tag on their Tumblr as it's posted image/scanned page by image/scanned page. The scanlation has now reached page 30 and new pages are queued to be posted daily for your enhanced serialised pleasure.

Make sure to RSS their blog so you won't miss a page.


The scanlation is now available in its entirety over here!

In related headless news, Jeremy Enecio wants you to celebrate NYE the old-fashioned way:

Tribal Justice by Jeremy Enecio, 2010 - click to enlarge

"Hard Apple" by The Hanukas & Junji Ito's "Thing That Drifted Ashore"

by Suzanne on December 14th, 2010

From Hard Apple by Tomer & Asaf Hanuka, 2010 - click to enlarge

Twin brothers Tomer and Asaf Hanuka are the type of artists who disappear from the internets every once in a while only to resurface months later with something truly beautiful and epic.

From Hard Apple by Tomer & Asaf Hanuka, 2010 - click to enlarge

This time, they've been working on an animated series based on the crime novels of Jerome Charyn entitled Hard Apple.

The artworks are pencilled by Asaf and coloured by Tomer and I guess it's rather evident that I'm particularly enamoured with the meta art in the second picture.

As these pictures are only development stages, you can surely imagine that the finished project will be quite a blast.

In mildly related comics news, a huge thank you to the great Aeron of MonsterBrains fame for scanning Thing That Drifted Ashore by Junji Ito. You can (and should!) read the whole thing here.

From Thing That Drifted Ashore by Junji Ito - click to read manga