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Archive for the ‘comics’ Category

'Naive allegory; messianic tendencies'

By • Jan 31st, 2009 •

Category: Ballardosphere, comics, consumerism

A Brazilian review of Kingdom Come — in the form of a comic strip.



Grand Theft Auto IV: Ballardian atrocities

By • Jan 3rd, 2009 •

Category: academia, Ballardosphere, comics, computer games, hyperreality, speed & violence

Autogeddon: Martin Pichlmair on the connection between Ballard and Grand Theft Auto IV.



'Audiopollution! They said it'd never hit us here…'

By • Dec 5th, 2008 •

Category: Ballardosphere, comics, Hawkwind, Michael Moorcock, music

The return of Moorcock, Hawkwind, Frendz… and Jim Cawthorn.



"Now: Zero" vs Death Note

By • Apr 17th, 2008 •

Category: Ballardosphere, comics, Japan, manga, paranormal, short stories

Good old postmodernism. Here’s another claim about manga being influenced by an obscure Ballard story.



'Enigmatic Engineering' in The Wind from Nowhere

By • Feb 9th, 2008 •

Category: architecture, Ballardosphere, comics, Japan, manga

Could it really be possible that a Japanese manga artist was influenced by J.G. Ballard’s most obscure novel?