monsters and mansuits

Here’s a bit I did up for the latest Q Pop gallery event “Tokusatsu – Japanese Science Fiction Art Show”

on Sep 15th. Again, I wish I could have been there for the main event, because it looked completely awesome. But I had to draw this here movie. Dang bills. Always needing the money. Anyways, if you go through this link, you might be able to spot the piece below but I’m not gonna point it out to you because you need to see all that rad shit up there. Thanks again to Chris Mitchell, proprietor and esquire, for inviting me to toss something in.

A bit about this: It’s Jamila, a monster from the series Ultraman. One of the most tragic of the monsters, he originally was a human astronaut, launched into space with a small crew by an unnamed country. The rocket crashed and Jamila was the sole survivor. Rather than launch a rescue mission, the country abandoned him to his fate. Horribly mutated by cosmic radiation, Jamila built his own spaceship from the wreckage and flew back to Earth to exact his revenge. The Science Patrol, much against their will, were regrettably forced to kill Jamila to stop him from crushing the UN.

‘REVENGE!’ is what the characters read if Google translate is correct. The title of it is “It Is Always This Way With Politicians. Only Their Words Are Beautiful”. That is the last line of the episode, spoken as the Science Patrol walked away from Jamila’s grave.




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