Comic Con Paris, day one: their motto, cosplayin’ now.

For my second day at the Comic Con & Japan Expo, I decided to focus on the now very popular act of cosplaying. French society has been under the rule of conformism and normalization. All the while videogames and popular japanese culture found a gap in the imagination of french teens, who were totally abandoned … Continue reading

Comic Con Paris, day zero: the hummin’ of the hammerin’

This is the first batch of a day-to-day series from the current edition of the french Comic Con & Japan Expo. Enjoy the pictures from the “set up” day. In order to enhance you viewing experience, please tune to California Stars by Wilco & Billy Bragg. TheNightShift July 2012.

Ink & paper: Japan’s fighting spirit on display

IN MARCH 2011, JAPAN WENT THROUGH A DREADFUL CRISIS. ONE YEAR AFTER, THE GUIMET MUSEUM FOR ASIAN ARTS AND CULTURE SET UP A SHOWING DEDICATED TO A DAILY JAPANESE NEWSPAPER, WHOSE ETHICS IS ECHOING A WIDER PICTURE. TNS WAS INVITED TO ATTEND. Ishinomaki is the name of a Japanese city north of Fukushima and the Ishinomaki … Continue reading

Allo Jaffar !

Just as any, I have been happy to enjoy many traits bearing Moebius-Gir signature on films. Tron, Alien, The Fifth Element as well and maybe some Blade Runner and Dune too. But It was my best friend who really talked to me about him. A talented graphist in his own right, he grew up with … Continue reading

Megafactories: playing ball with E.A.

THIS MORNING I WAS INVITED BY FOX & NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNELS TO ATTEND A PRESS SCREENING PEVIEW OF “MEGAFACTORIES” LATEST ISSUE, DEDICATED  TO THE FIFA GAME. This educationnal series, said to be one of the most popular programme of National Geographic Channel, decided to get a peek inside one another original “megafactory”: Electronic Arts (E.A.), the … Continue reading

Christian Blachas passes away

IT’S A COLD WEEK-END. A VERY COLD ONE. IT HIT US HARD WITH BEN GAZZARA FIRST. BUT AN EVEN SADDER NOTE COMES TONIGHT WITH THE NEWS OF CHRISTIAN BLACHAS’ PASSING Sir Blachas was an important media figure in France and an inspiration to me. He launched the two main publications about communication & marketing, Stratégies … Continue reading