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"Dancing dwarfs, Nazi cosplay, and children feeding tigers... phenomenal!" - Complex.com
The Stormglass Protocol
"A Bond adventure for kids... Undeniably entertaining." - Kirkus
"A brilliant twist on the classic theme... captivating." - ForeWord Clarion
"Action-packed and fast-paced... barrels along with a cheerful intensity and no shortage of middle-grade Bond-style adventure." - Publishers Weekly
Stormglass for the iPad
"Truly immersive. ★★★★½" - 148Apps.com
"Rich graphics, an immersive storyline, and puzzles that will have you turned upside down." - iDownloadBlog.com
"Pulls the genre out of its stationary roots." - JayIsGames.com
"Perfect" - The NY Times
"Terrific" - Entertainment Weekly
- Why Chinese People Eat Deer Penis
- Why Chinese People Eat Sea Horse
- The Quirk of Bangalore Palace
- 21 Amazing Bangalore Breakfast Dishes
- Why Chinese People Eat Ants
- Lucky Fruit (and Ain't So Lucky Fish)
- Another Little Bangalore Boat Church
- Amazing Old Bollywood Poster Shops
- A Sweet New Batch of Indian Movie Posters
- Hello Kitty & Cuppuccino!
- The Romance Park of the Heart – an abandoned Beijing theme park
- Be an Old Man, Have a Young Wife, in Laos
- 18 Terrible Moments from a Taoist Hell
- Stepping on Human Skulls in Bangalore's Black Magic Graveyard
- No Panking!
- Dr Shankar's Wonderful Collection of Brains and Other Medical Obscura
- A Museum of Nightmares in the Shadow of the Eiffel Tower
- Celebrating Easter in China…
- All the Fortunes on Hong Kong's Temple Street
- Collapsing Caves, Dead Spelunkers, Corpse Robbery, and Big Mike's Mystery House
- Wonderfully Crumbling Old Cardboard Castle
- The 38th Reich: Korean Nazi Cosplay
- Why Chinese People Eat Snake as Medicine
- Fiendishly Fun Photo Ops at World Park
- North Korean traffic lights… um… robot ladies.
- Chinese Giant Salamander – a tasty treat!
- Keep the Evil Away For Chinese New Year
- The Ossuaries of Paris…
- Beijing's incredible (and completely fake) Disneyland
- Lady Di's Forgotten Career?
- A Lovely Moment from Ghungroo
- Classic Chinese Torture Methods (and their cute names)
- Outsider Art Kangaroos at the Beijing Zoo
- M. Deyrolle's Lovely Collection of Taxidermy
- One Ghostly Cambodian Ruin
- The Disastrous Fall of Sanmao
- India's Incredibly Cool Hand-Drawn Movie Posters
- This Has To Be The Worst Massage Of All Time
- Kiev: The Weirdest Ukranian Opera Restaurant in Beijing
Category Archives: Our Weird Projects
I just got some lo-res photos of the new batch of 20" by 30" hand-drawn litho-printed Sandalwood/Kannada movie posters, and they're fantastic! (If you missed reading about Raju, who draws a new movie poster every three hours, and the 1901 litho machine they're printed on, go now!) I have 100 of each of these, ...
Ramachandraiah prints movie posters for a living. He's done it ever since 1971, when he bought an ancient lithograph press. He keeps it in a factory north of Bangalore, far from the English town where it was built 111 years ago. Most movie posters here are lavish. They're digitally-printed, full-color, and reach up to 30 ...
As regular readers know, we at AsiaObscura love costumes. We've captured some incredible cosplay adventures here, here, here, here and even here. But it goes deeper. Almost every tourist hotspot across north-east Asia has a rack of costumes, a dramatic backdrop or two, and a whole boatload of awesomeness to dive into. Be ...
Yesterday morning, I exploded with glee when I realized our Pyongyang Too book had been covered in the wonderful Drawn & Quarterly -- a whopping year ago! Now if that wasn't good enough, yesterday was also the release of the new issue of CityWeekend magazine, their back page a very fun article devoted to WooLand, me, ...
When Woo and I handed our tribute, Pyongyang Too, to graphic traveleur & comic master Guy Delisle, he seemed taken aback, confused, perplexed. "Thank you," he muttered, unsure of what he was even looking at. (Barbara Demick--author of the DPRK expose/awesomeromance Nothing to Envy--tried to buy it.) Clearly, he later had a chance to ...
Now that we have our Chinese taxidermy certificates, Woo and I needed to get stuffing.A woman in Qingdao, after hours of discussions, agreed to send a friend to Beijing with a box of frozen rats. He took the all-night bus, and showed up with a dripping styrofoam box. "I got confused, and lost, and they ...
A little while back, Michelle, Sunny and I were wandering around the Caochangdi gallery district (one of the old "new 798"s), and feeling extremely underwhelmed. There was nothing worth looking it. Until we wandered into Pekin Fine Arts. It was there that we discovered our new favorite Indonesian artist, Eko Nugroho. Most of his work was ...
After Teen Wolf Too, Splash Too, and Karate Kid Too, here's the Pyongyang Too tribute WooLand and I did for our favorite comic book travelogue essayist, Guy Delisle, in North Korea last year. When we gave it to him, he seemed shocked. Weirded out a little. Barbara Demick leaned over and asked if she ...