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I haven't been posting much for the last three months. Sorry. Instead, I've been working away on a new iPad game... "The Stormglass Protocol", a room-escape game with all of the dark humor, cult movie references, and snark of AsiaObscura. Elements of 100 Floors, Myst, Lost, and even -- oh, do prepare yourself ...
Remember the Eko Nugroho flower suit we spent a month sewing? Well, even though we've left Beijing, the suit lives on! We'd gifted her to the fantastic prog-rock band Not There, and apparently she's been making the rounds. "Thousands" line up in Nanluogu Xiang for photos with her... Strawberry Music Fest 2013 gets a little ...
Sorry that I've been so lousy about updating the blog... work in India has gone from regular to quite mad. However, expect a couple of good updates coming soon! In the meantime, I did have time for my first PechaKucha talk, on a lifetime dream that turned out to be more of a nightmare. ...
Living and working in Bangalore is amazing, but the one downside is less travel. At the same time, there's so much awesomeness here. Amazing new foods, temples of gorgeousness, crumbling museums, and people of fascination. Because it's not all obscura, I've launched a brand new city-based blog as a sister to AsiaObscura, ...
Five years later, Japan is finally releasing my film Poultrygeist. Very exciting news... but I'd kill for a copy of the poster! Are you in Japan? Can you help me get it? Will gladly provide excellent Indian posters or art (or just hard cold cash) in return! March 23 at ...
Thanks to Max for calling our attention to this page in Mark Steyn's New York Times bestseller After America: Get Ready for Armageddon, a book we probably wouldn't have read. In it, he manages to link me to America's impending downfall. I won't comment on his incredibly dank assumptions and horrid factual errors, but I ...
Maybe you missed it, but fresh on the heels of their coverage of our taxidermy efforts, the the October issue of CityWeekend was devoted to Bizarre Beijing! Of course their research ended in the pages of AsiaObscura. Heh heh. They recommend - the unmissably gory Daoist statues of Dongyue Temple - the quirk in miniature of ...
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 ...
A few months ago, we ran a rather scandalous report on the insane ting mong scarecrows we'd spotted in the jungles of Cambodia. They were terrifying, but we knew almost nothing about them. Our driver was vague, the hotel receptionist insisted she'd never seen them before. So we slapped up the photos, ...