The lovely Miss Dream has provided scans of the Sailor V kanzenbans! As I’ve mentioned before, colored pages from Sailor V’s initial magazine run are exceptionally rare (to the point of being nearly impossible to find) because 1.) Unlike Sailor Moon, which had six in total, Sailor V never received any artbooks (fingers crossed that Naoko will change that!) and 2.) the colored pages were only printed in RunRun magazines in the 90s; RunRun went out of business a long time ago, which makes the old magazines very hard to find. The kanzenban release fixed all of that!
I compiled all of the colored scans into a folder, which can be downloaded here; these pages are just a small sampling. Thank you to Naoko/Kodansha for granting us a kanzenban release, and thank you to Miss Dream for letting us all see it!
"…Never running from a real fight!"
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Hey guys, I’m fortunate enough to be a part of the “MeatBall Head” Art show curated by the awesome nicocolaleo in L.A.
This one was fun, I rarely use line and have been having fun with it lately working on comics and planting Easter eggs in my pieces,would’ve liked to have planted more but eh, next time. Hope you like it.
Unfortunately I won’t be there but my piece will- along with some other awesome artists who I work with( wscottforbes (who was a saint when it came to color tweaks & advice) , halfglovepunch , perinm & shaburdies ) and some who I follow on tumblr. Go check it out if you’re in the area at at Meltdown Comics/Nerdist Showroom on August 16th ! Should be a good time :).
Moon Crisis Sailor Scouts
Laser-engraved onto wood panels, watercolor, gouache, and color pencil.
9” x 12” ea.
These are my laser-engraved illustrations done for the Moon Crisis: Sailor Moon Tribute Art Show held at Rothick Art Haus in Anaheim from July 2014 to August 2014. Tomorrow, or today now, August 9th at 6 PM, is the second opening reception, so I thought I’d share these on tumblr. :)
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Trivia: Princess Bolide?
The most common translation of the name “Kakyuu” 火球 (that is as in Princess Kakyuu) is probably “Fireball”, however there’s another meaning that relates this character more closer to those around her.
"Kakyuu" can specifically refer to an astronomical fireball, sometimes known as "bolides”, these are particularly bright meteors. So perhaps a translation that makes the “stars” theme of Sailor Stars clearer would be “Princess Bolide”.
The Sailor Starlights are also closely related to this, as the “shooting stars” through the sky, it can be seen that they are meteors, and their Princess is the brightest meteor of all. This fits in well with the numerous references to meteors, meteor showers and falling stars in associated Stars media.
Furthermore this keeps “Kakyuu” as an astronomical name.