RELEASE NEWS (exclusively from Quenched Consciousness and the Stumptown Comics Festival)
Angel’s Claws(once called just Angel Claw), the smutty, hardcore, stream-of-sexual-consciousness comic by Moebius and Alejandro Jodorowsky, is being re-released by Humanoids this December. It will be an Eyes of the Cat style super-big hardcover, and I believe it will be priced the same, at $69.99.
[The above images are production artwork of the book cover and interior pages, provided by Humanoids]
"It’s the doing that’s the important thing. I equate film-making with sandcastles. You get a bunch of mates together and go down to the beach and build a great sandcastle. You sit back and have a beer, the tide comes in, and in twenty minutes it’s just smooth sand. That structure you made is in everybody’s memories, and that’s it. You all start walking home, and someone says ‘Are you going to come back next Saturday and build another one?’ And another guy says, ‘Well, OK, but I’ll do moats this time, not turrets!’ But that, for me, is the real joy of it all, that it’s just fun, and nothing else… If I look back at all my work, it all seems like yesterday. I can’t imagine how all this time got away. All of it is basically the same; none of it comes from any brilliance. It comes from enthusiasm, a little bit of ego and tenacity. It’s been such a gift to do any of this."
Robert Altman February 20, 1925 — November 20, 2006
I know audiences are divided on whether “The Grandmaster” was actually good or not, but I stand by my opinion that this is one of the most stylish and well staged fights in the last few years. The mixture of beauty and brutality, the cinematography, the capturing of the body’s key movements, the fact it’s somewhat obscured and yet still depicts the effectiveness of Bajiquan, the lack of relying on too much flamboyancy and yet staying true to the style…it’s all perfect.
I wish more people would stop comparing this film to “Ip Man.” It’s like comparing “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” to “Die Hard.”