this is fuckin fantastic
九尾狐 (Jiuwei Hu / Nine-tailed Fox) (mentioned in 3 chapters:《南山經》《海外東經》《大荒東經》”Classic of the Mountains: South” “Classic of Regions Beyond the Seas: East” and “Classic of the Great Wilderness: East”
獓𤝱 (Ao Yin) 《西山經》”Classic of the Mountains: West”
蛊雕 (Gu Diao) 《南山經》”Classic of the Mountains: South”
帝江(Di Jiang) 《西山經》”Classic of the Mountains: West”
讙 (Huan) 《西山經》”Classic of the Mountains: West”
中山神 (Zhongshan Shen / Guardian Beast of the Central Mountain) 《中山經》”Classic of the Mountains: Central”
Just people who love life, follow their own rules,
& the ideas and art they come up with along the way.
Oh, and naked Japanese skater boys. This, my friends, is queer Japan.
Issue #1 and #2 are sold out, but the third issue is available and shipping internationally through CHOMP’s store.
This looks quite amazing, and I’m looking forward to it.
That said, the whole “this is queer Japan” … ugh. This is Japan represented in a way that matches up with certain Western queer ideals such as mascy punk and skater culture. Queerness in Japan has been a long-standing, dynamic and vibrant collections of cultures. It hasn’t just been created now cause some hot homo guys put on a black flag shirt. The queer is Western and everyone else is playing catch up tone in this description… ugh.
Anyway, end rant. I look forward to the zine ;)