Flying pigs. Death-ray robots. Chinese-style vampires. Demons with tentacles. Welcome to the warped world of Ken Foo, an up-and-coming Singaporean comic artist. The artist’s artistic sensibility is a dizzy derivative of Japanese manga (think Excel Saga and Trigun), Stephen …

Don’t let its primitive graphics fool you; Minecraft may just be the next big thing in gaming. With its chunky pixel-art aesthetic and loosely bound gameplay, Minecraft is already a poster child for the indie game development movement. Its founding …

SHIFT, a Japan-based international online magazine that features creative culture, has announced the continuation of their short films and calendar competition for 2011-2012. (Last year’s results were quite impressive.) The details for submission have been included below.

DOTMOV Festival

The story goes that Wang Momo (王卯卯), an undergraduate at the Communication University of China, was doodling on her blog one day and came up with a peculiar yet distinct rabbit-like creature. Built with Snoopy proportions, it also had no …

The Postgal Workshop (猫室) has become the champion of homegrown animation in Hong Kong. Its recent comic book and animated shorts series, Din Dong (癲噹), went from being a local indie favorite to being aired on Japanese TV. Din

Almost twenty years after its publication, Maus: A Survivor’s Tale (1992) is still the best reference point for a “serious” comic book or graphic novel. Written and illustrated by Art Spiegelman, Maus tells the story of Spiegelman’s father’s Holocaust experience …

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (2011) is a fantastic game and social media experiment that is, for better or worse, wrapped up in its own hype. Its makers have described their work as “a brave experiment in Input Output Cinema,” …

Singaporean director Tan Pin Pin is known for a set of rather structural and process-based documentaries: with 80kmh (2003), for example, we watch a continuous moving shot as we travel along a major highway artery across the island state, while …

Minority actors are typically sidelined and cast in stereotypical, over the top racial roles — especially when they are Asians on American screens. The Asian guy in Glee plays The Asian guy in Glee. The comedienne, Margaret Cho, jokes …

Carlos harks back to the days when movies were big. Five hours and 30 minutes long. Shot in nine countries. Dialogue in eight languages. Spanning two historic decades.  

This lavish international production is a biopic of the terrorist Carlos the …

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