Skullbunnies creator Ben Seto

skullbunniesTalented artist/creator Ben Seto has been drawing comics since he was in grade school.  We catch up with Ben at his artist booth in San Jose, CA for Big Wow! Comicfest 2015.

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It’s that time again! Big Wow! Comicfest 2015

BWCF1503This is our 3rd year covering the Big Wow! Comicfest at the San Jose Convention Center.  Our Ramen team of Eddie Ballar and Ramon Angel cover the 2-day comic book convention.

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Custom Lego Friends MiniFigures

legofriendscoverWhen LEGO Friends appeared in retail shelves 2012, it weathered the controversy and has become a successful product line for LEGO.  Lots of fans and third-party companies have been making custom LEGO minifigures, but not many have done customization of the LEGO Friends mini-dolls.  Now, hopefully that’s about to change.  LEGO fan JustJon works on customizing Friends mini-dolls.

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The First Chapter of “A Challenge” by Jeremy Arambulo

 

bruceleecomiccoverAttention Bruce Lee fans, martial art fans and online comic fans, check out the first chapter of “A Challenge” by artist Jeremy Arambulo.  This online comic book series is inspired by the true story of Wong Jack Man, the rival of Bruce Lee.  The backdrop is San Francisco, the year 1964, set in Chinatown, “A Challenge” revolves around 3 friends Frank, Jack and Nancy.  Their lives begin to change after meeting the legend Bruce Lee.

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Spider-Man Kid Artist Ethan Castillo @ Big Wow! ComicFest 2014

ethancastillocoverThe first time we spotted this amazing kid artist Ethan Castillo was at last year’s Big Wow! ComicFest, now he’s back for the second year in a row.  Our Ramen host Eddie Ballar picks up the interview and learns what’s Ethan been up to this past year.

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Solid State Tank Girl

sstgLet’s not mistake this as GIS Solid State because this is Solid State Tank Girl.  And by the way, I don’t understand why Ghost In The Shell always gets these overly complicated long titles!  But that’s another topic for another day.  This Titan Comics hardbound trade collects the Solid State Tank Girl comic book mini-series that was released in the summer of 2013.  Are you ready for another insane adventure?

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NUMBERCRUNCHER

numbercrucher coverMy first trade I get to read this year is Numbercruncher from Titan Comics writer Si Spurrier (X-Men Legacy) and artist PJ Holden (Judge Dredd).  Numbercruncher was released as a 4-issue mini-series last year and now it’s all collected into one volume.  This is not your typical mainstream superhero comic like Batman or Spiderman, Numbercruncher is life-after-death, love, something spiritual and comedy of sorts all wrap-up in one, well kind of.

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The Complete Flash Gordon Library: The Fall of Ming Vol. 3

flash gordon vol 3“There’s a charm to the dials and knobs of yesteryear’s imagination, the vacuum tubes and arcing electricity of the past’s futurism.” Foreword by Dave Gibbons

Kids today read everything on their tablets and smartphones, and sadly don’t remember the printed newspapers.  I couldn’t wait for the Sunday paper, because they always had a section devoted to Sunday comic strips, like Prince Valiant and Calvin & Hobbes.  Now Titan Books has just released the 3rd collected volume of the iconic sci-fi hero Flash Gordon.

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Apple Icon Steve Jobs starring in a Manga

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The Internet been buzzing about this new manga project by Japanese artist Mari Yamazaki (“Thermae Romae”).  The Japanese magazine “Kiss” will delivered the first chapter of this Steve Jobs fantasy driven biopic.  It’s too bad I can’t read Kanji characters!  I need a translator.

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Simple Superhero Icon Art

Eurydyka Kata and Rafal Szczawinski of re:design bring us cool icon art of heroes and villains from both the DC and Marvel Universes.

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