December 23, 2014

August 15, 2014

Three English authors

Three English authors whose work inspired Japanese film-maker and artist Hayao Miyazaki.

Diana Wynne Jones
Books: Howl's Moving Castle, Dark Lord of Derkholm

Rosemary Sutcliff
Books: The Lantern Bearers, The Sword and the Circle

Philippa Pearce
Books: Tom's Midnight Garden

March 7, 2014


Zokko was a BBC television programme for children that ran on Saturday mornings between 1968 and 1970. It was devised by veteran children's TV producer Molly Cox, and featured a mixture of animations, film clips, magic and narrated cartoons. The show was named after its "presenter", a talking pinball machine (designed by Mike Ellis, the father of Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis, and grandfather of singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor) which introduced the clips and then scored them in its robotic voice e.g. "Zokko, Score 7". (wiki)


July 7, 2013

Joseph W. Sarno

Joseph W. Sarno
One of the most prolific and distinctive auteurs to emerge from the proto-pornographic sexploitation film genre of the 1960s, Joe Sarno had written and directed approximately 75 theatrically released feature films in the sexploitation, softcore and hardcore genres as well as a number of shot-on-video features for the '80s hardcore video market. (wiki)

Hector Garrido

American illustrator Hector Garrido

April 26, 2013


Shimokitazawa, Tokyo, Japan