Reblogged this before. Terada is super rad and I wish more of his stuff was published in the States.
He’s on a serious Heavy Metal trip here.
ISOLATED COMIC BOOK PANEL #328
title: GARDENS OF AEDENA - P63:1
To clarify, this is the first page from a strip series called Hit Man, drawn as an homage to Jacques Tardi, which was printed in the back of Moebius 5: The Gardens of Aedena(Marvel/Epic)
You can read more of it here.
The Man from the Ciguri/L’Homme du Ciguri
Black and white/color comparison with the American b&w pages from 1992, and the colored European release from 1995
Page 30(b&w), and page 33(colored)
Hadn’t noticed before now that he redrew this for the colored Euro release.
500 Favorites #002: Bow Wow, “Silver Lightning”
(from Signal Fire, 1977)
Sometimes I wonder why Japanese rock music hasn’t broken as big in the West as the country’s other pop-cultural imports in movies or comics or video games. I don’t wonder too long, because the answer seems obvious: the language barrier. You can’t effectively subtitle recorded vocals, and even if a performer sings in English, people often snicker derisively at the accent. (I’ve seen Flower Travellin’ Band, arguably one of the greatest heavy metal bands in the world circa 1971, hackily referred to as “Brack Sabbath”.) Sometimes you’ll get a Yellow Magic Orchestra that makes it inside the confines of American clubs (and Bambaataa DJ sets). Sometimes you’ll get a Pizzicato Five or a Shonen Knife or a Boris that piques niche interests but doesn’t rise much higher than the indie/college radio circuit. Sometimes you’ll get a Yoko Ono, an avant-garde genius damned by the rock press as a goofball Other because her voice is supposedly “shrill” and “atonal” in a way that Patti Smith’s somehow wasn’t. On rare, mortifying occasions, you’ll wind up with a zillion-times-platinum-back-home act like Pink Lady reduced to co-hosting one of the worst television shows America has ever seen. But in the fifty years since Kyo Sakamoto’s “Sukiyaki” became that rare Japanese pop hit to be just as big a smash internationally, getting into Japanese music typically means getting into relatively obscure music. And sometimes the obscurity seems completely unwarranted.
Nate Patrin talks Japanese music in America and heavy metal band Bow Wow,
A few pages from “Tarot” by Paul Kirchner
From Heavy Metal Magazine, December 1978