[It's Halloween! Man, I love this holiday, but boy is it not a thing in Japan. I mean, yeah, you can celebrate here and there are places to party and there are even a few Trick-or-Treat events around the country, but it's nowhere near the same thing. At all.]
On Books and Comics:
Great write-up by Janelle Asselin on the state of super hero comics for children.
There's a new coffee table book about the costumes of the Star Wars characters (big and small) and it looks pretty rad.
If you like to read and you're up for giving publishers feedback, you should consider using Netgalley. I love it, and First Second wrote this great article with tips on filling in your profile from their perspective.
Super fun and charming clip of GRRM being quizzed on quotations from Game of Thrones.
OK Go's latest music video was shot here in Japan. As usual, amazing.
Daniel Radcliffe can rap like a boss.
I always love watching Ellen send her producer Andy into haunted houses around Halloween time.
The Dalai Lama rocks my socks.
A bunch of dudes tried on "sexy" ladies Halloween costumes. Spoiler alert: they hated it.
Stuff I wrote at other places:
I wrote a beginner's guide to cosplay over at Panels. There will be follow-up. Have any suggestions for topics in future cosplay-related columns? Let me know!
Also at Panels: Art Roundup with a focus on Violet from Rat Queens.
[Have a great week!]