Yuko's Adventure Time cover was announced! It's a variant cover of Marceline & The Scream Queens #3 by Meredith Gran! Check it out:
Yuko posted an alternate version over on Tumblr! Whooo!
That's all for us! Catch you next week!
Japanese 7-11s really are the best. :D
"Let me talk to Rook." -> BEST PART OF THE COMIC. I choked on my pasta...
Are there really people taking smiling family photos at Hiroshima? Wow that's in poor taste
Can only speak of the time I went, but when I visited, it was very quiet and somber. People didn't smile, laugh, or run around. I can't imagine wanting to smile while there..... especially not in front of the dome.
Eh. When I was at the Pearl Harbor Memorial I saw Japanese people laughing and taking pictures. I took a picture of a German couple at the cemetery at Passendale. I have a photo of myself as a kid standing next to a museum display of remnants from the Chicago Fire. It might be in poor taste, but time distills tragedies in human memory. It would be nice if it didn't; maybe we'd have less of them.
Ohhh! I like that cover a lot! The colors and they shared eye! That's sooo cool! I wish I could draw as well as you can! Hahaha. Too bad I'm too lazy to practice... =x
Went to Hiroshima and Miyajima in April and agree... it's a hard place to go as an American as the experience is incredibly difficult to process. I recall one of the other Americans on the tour just being overwhelmed with emotion by what we saw. (And admittedly, I just bawled when I watched the English language film at the museum.)
And yet the city is beautifully alive with plants and flowers today. It makes the entire thing extremely surreal and speaks to the resiliency of the Japanese.
Anyways, been wondering if Yuko will be posting any of her pictures anywhere. Would love to see them!
Don't feel guilty. The bombs were meant for Germany, for wiping out Nazi monsters. But Germany fell faster than expected. It was an absurd chain of circumstances.
"American Guilt Tour 2012", that's hilarious :V
The second panel is just really cute and well done.
On my trip to Japan, it was strange, but one of the most exciting things that would happen is when I saw white person. It was like this strange sort of outlandish bond where you instantly knew someone who you could communicate with.
On my first night in Tokyo it led me to meet two Australian girls who quickly became traveling companions during my adventure.
They too felt the same excitement whenever they saw someone who might speak english as well. We made many friends from other countries this way and it was pretty exciting (we made friends with local Japanese youth as well).
I want to go back to Japan as soon as I can.
I can't say I understand the guilt thing entirely but I've never been to a site like Hiroshima or Nagasaki. I understand where it comes from but I can't imagine myself sharing it just as I don't share any guilt over slavery or other actions in which I had no say but even less so in this one. The leaders at this time were faced with options that were both unideal and chose an option that was less costly in American lives. Now, I do believe that places like them should be seen with a sort of reverence. I don't know what a family or group taking a group photo would be thinking, for all I know they have some history in the area and that trip to that spot was a hallmark of it. However, someone did say that it is a very beautiful spot full of life whether it's flora or just people. That may lead people to feel slightly uplifted about the unconquerable nature of the human spirit and drive to rebuild and continue. I think that someone feeling that way about a location could be seen as admirable. Granted this could be inferring things that are not happening.
This is just my two cents. You don't have to be directly connected to something to feel guilt over it. I mean...no, it wasn't your decision, you aren't connected to it in that way, but as an American, I feel there is still a connection, and it is something to bear in mind.The same thing goes for slavery, except (assuming you are white) you (and I) still reap the benefits caused by that - white people have benefited from the horrific struggles, tragedies, and injustices faced by African Americans, and still today there is a lot of racism ingrained in society from our history, which goes back to slavery...but that is a whole different and much larger discussion.
Like (and this is example is so trivial and mild compared to the main topic, but still) if some celebrity, musician, author, etc. that you really admire and always talk about or connect to said something horribly offensive and wrong, wouldn't you feel at least some sort of pang of shame?
I disagree about the ingrained racism but as you say that is a large discussion and off topic. To your question, no I don't feel shame for something someone else did in that context but I purposely realize that people are going to have failings. Also, I've haven't been remotely enamored with celebrity or talented people since I was a kid. Especially, if I have not met them which would be none that I can recall. I appreciate their talent or contributions but no farther than that. Now on a national level of shame, there have been things done recently that have of the level of "I can't believe he/she/they did that" but nothing that approaches guilt. I guess that is a luxury when you have politicians to make bad decisions for us that we can only attempt to guide via feedback and correct only with elections.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaah! If I had known Yuko was going to be traveling through Hiroshima, I would have totally offered to take her out for okonomiyaki! My husband and I just moved here in March!
Also, as someone who has been to both twice, the museums in Hiroshima and Nagasaki are the most humbling experiences an American in Japan can have, yet they are my favorite places to visit. So much history and tragedy we can learn from to never repeat the same mistakes.
I'm not sure I could handle the American Guilt Tour.
I felt bad enough when I went to Auschwitz, and that was something Americans helped *stop*.
That poster is awesome. Marcelline is hands down my favorite Adventure Time character.
I went to Hiroshima years ago and it was an utterly profound experience. "American Guilt Tour 2012" resonates HARD.
Hyle, you can't understand it until you go there. I recommend you do, if you ever have an opportunity to travel there.
Guilt is just one emotion you feel when visiting Hiroshima. There's also anger and sadness, and shame. There's also hope. Seeing the memorial inspires many sad feelings, but it also sparks a fierce desire to see humanity learn from its past.
That museum thing looks awfully familiar.
I was in Berlin on the Jewish Museum...it has this concrete tower that is meant to suck out all hope from you and leave you feeling eerily depressed and ill.
I saw the cover on the Frederator page! And I'm so surprised that the Scream Queens was done by Meredith, I wish I was more perceptive... ]: Nice job!
I lived in Korea for a year, and it's always interesting seeing how they react to Americans, most seemed to be very shy but still polite, how were the Japanese people in those cities, were they still welcoming even though there was lots of guilt?
Years ago while I was in Japan, I was blown away by how hospitable, polite, and friendly everyone was, even total strangers. :)
One particularly kind moment, my mother was trying to navigate a train station and having a lot of difficulty figuring out the map and signs. Standing there sort of forlorn with two young girls, she called out quietly, "Can anyone here speak English?"
Within seconds three people came over to help, and were happy to. I was just 13, but I have always remembered that moment, I was so grateful and humbled by those strangers' willingness to help us on our way.
two of my favorite webcomic artists together working on a comic book for one of my favorite cartoons
dropped by the Adventure Time Art Blog right before Johnny Wander. Yuko's cover was listed with several others, and it was the only one I enlarged. I didn't even know it was hers yet!
Is there any chance Yuko's cover will be available as a print?
At least you aren't from Los Alamos like I am.
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