Some of you may have noticed that David Rees and I have been producing a comic for the New York Times Week in Review section called “See Something, Say Something” every other Sunday… but we’re not in today’s paper. That’s because they objected to David’s script this week and refused to consider printing it… the subject matter (male rage, online bullying & the hashtag #yesallwomen) was “too sensitive.” I disagree very strongly with that decision, because I feel David was making a point that deserves to be made. So I went ahead and completed the script as written; here it is, see for yourselves.
Japanese manga artist Inoue Takehiko, ( of Slam Dunk and Vagabond fame ) who is something of a cultural hero in Japan, teams up with Cup Noodle maker Nissin in the first from a series of motivational “Ganbarre Japan” commercials, aimed at raising the spirit of the nation battered by the recent earthquake and nuclear fallout. Watch the Gundam Nissin commercial here.