Monday, April 14, 2008

Face Food on Core77

Long time no blog! I know, but things have been hectic here in the Big Apple... I promise more and more charaben images in the days to follow. But for now, please read this great review from the folks over at Core77, one of the few blogs I read on a daily basis. Kudos!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Chew On This: Tuesday

When it debuted as an original series in 1998 (wow, that long ago!), The Powerpuff Girls breathed new life into animated programming, flying alongside other Cartoon Network hits like Dexter's Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken, and the underrated Courage the Cowardly Dog. (If you recall, the all six shows first appeared as shorts on the program World Premiere Toons.) It was/is an American's hyperactive take on tokusatsu, with a wicked sense of humor and an inventively minimalist/mod style. I remember loving it, though I don't know how I'd feel about it now... or is this simply another case of The Weezer Factor? (i.e., was I even right about loving it then?)

Ok, all doubt has been erased by this pic - The Powerpuff Girls were, are, and always will be freakin' awesome. (Much like the first two Weezer albums...)

Let's see what Buttercup has to say:

Youtube-thumpin' aside, Makiko Ogawa created this charaben, a perfect likeness of our fav little ladies, imho:

This image © MAKIKO OGAWA.

Now if only someone would make a charaben of Billy and Mandy... *nudge nudge, wink wink*

Face Food on KCRW!

I had the intimate pleasure of speaking with Good Food's Evan Kleiman last week, on the NPR affiliate station KCRW in Santa Monica. What a treat it was to be on the radio again!

Listen to full broadcast, or download the podcast here.