bilderundworte - The Magazine - Japan

Our e-magazine for Japan nerds - bilderundworte magazine issue #0, revised in 2016:


Swiss Impressions According to Plonk & Replonk

Publishers Hubert (1963) and Jacques Froidevaux (1960) are probably better known as Plonk & Replonk... ...at least in their home country Switzerlad as well as in neighbouring France. The two brothers and artists living in La Chaux-de-Fonds have been working on „cartoons“ f...


Out Now: Evangelion 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo

German fans have been waiting for quite some time for this dubbed version of Evangelion - You can (Not) Redo. They finally got lucky: Universum Anime has released a DVD and Blue-Ray edition of Hideaki Anno's sci-fi remake last week, December 13, 2013. In this part of the epic storyline...


Mastermind Lisa Simpson Honours German Daily F.A.Z.

„It always conceals a mastermind“. And this time it’s ... yellow!? And a girl! There are few advertisements that have stuck with German newspaper readers like F.A.Z.’s famous photo-series. This is probably due to it’s very long run. Since 1995 a number of leading, influential and intellect...


Greg Broadmore's strange world of DR. GRORDBORT

Greg Broadmore's idea of fun is kind of special and – well, direct. "Stunning", as the British might say. His Dr. Grordbort stories and sculptures mirror a large part of this exceptional artist's strange character who obviously is more of a relaxed type and not too concerned with himself....


Jack O'Lantern: Trick or Treat... with the devil

Soon the day when they are out to get you will be here again: especially in the US Halloween is near – so get ready! Crazy Halloween Pumpkins have a long tradition in America, but just like Halloween, they originate in Irish folklore. Irish peasant "Stingy Jack" was widely known for his...


Wilhelm Busch meets Manga: Japanese Graphic Art & Storytelling

Everybody knows the word but few know what's behind it: "Manga". Looking at the legendary woodblock printings dating back to the the Edo period of Feudal Japan may offer an new perspective. Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839–1892) is known to be the last and greatest master of ukiyo-e style and Jap...


Pop Art of the 21st century: Shepard Fairey

Frank Shepard Fairey was born February 15, 1970 and is an American contemporary graphic designer and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene. He is famous for his "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" (…OBEY…) sticker campaign, in which he appropriated images from the comedic supermar...


Comic art exhibition "Serious Pop" by Hendrik Dorgathen

Hendrik Dorgathen likes hints and allusions. As an integral part of Germany's comic book avantgarde he is dedicated to art projects as well as his work in video and multi media. In 1999 he made quite some publicity joining the group exhibition "Mutants" featuring the German comic avantgar...


Comics go art: Pop Art

If tea, scones and driving on the left side is all you can think of when Great Britain comes to mind, there's only on thing to say to you: "Bloody hell!" Her Majesty's Kingdom has provided Europe with shocking developements ever since the end of World War II – way before the US did. Just t...


Most wanted kitchen aid: Wonderwoman

That's what I'd call cool. Baking may never have been one of your favourite activities – until now. Unfortunately you will have to travel to Brasil to buy this gorgeous item: Kitchen Aid Brasil has developed this "phantastic" instrument. It has – among others – the power to turn anyone int...


Cool drinks for chillin' out on a hot summer day

Summer - sun - cocktails? Okay - this year's summer was kind of lame and didn't really provide us with the best of drinking-cocktails-next t-to-the-pool-weather. But on the plus side a range of famous Marvel superheros made it onto the screen in 2012 and kind of saved the day. Batman, Spid...


Dwell in style – great hotels for comic book fans

Summertime? Time to travel! The question becomes: where would the comic book fan of today want to stay for the night? Right – in a comic universe. Hotel Fox at Copenhagen offers this luxury: 21 artists helped create the 61 rooms. And no matter if you love comics or graphic art – at this pl...


The way of the samurai – Bilderundworte magazine

Our first issue of Bilderundworte magazine also represents the beginning of a completely new turn our website took a year ago. After much discussion and the merry throwing about of countless ideas and possibilities the truth suddenly hit us: Life’s a bore! We wanted to do more stuff that w...


Hey! I'm the plush Avenger!

Funko created these 3.75" avenger plushies, just in time for the 2012 "Avengers" movie : Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk and Nick Fury made for plush enthusiasts who love to give their favourite superhero a super hug once in a while. Also a great way to give your kids the right ideas...