Tokyo University Of The Arts Has Made Japan A Hotbed For Indie Animation

Program overview Koji Yamamura From the start, the influence of Japanese indie icon Koji Yamamura (who helped initiate the program and has been a professor there since 2008) was notable in terms of the wide-ranging approaches that fused innovative designs, non-linear narratives, and content that fused the personal and experimental. “The main focus is on … Read more

RIP Miguel Ángel Sanjurjo, creator of JIBARO SAMURAI and Puerto Rican indie comics giant

It’s hard to pin down the exact moment I met Miguel Ángel Sanjurjo, ‘Guelo’ to his friends. It’s hard because he was so imbedded in Puerto Rico’s indie comics scene, so present, that it feels like he was always there. Like I’ve always known he was there. This might be the best way to describe … Read more