The Stumps of Flattop Hill - Amusing Scare Story For Kids

In his picture book, The Stumps of Flattop Hill, award-winning children's author Kenneth Kit Lamug weaves a fairytale classic in the tradition of the Brothers Grimm. His dark tale for children is scary and entertaining at the same time. With its fantastic wordplay and rhymes it challenges...

Exclusive Interview: Ken Lamug On Haunted Houses And The Value of Scary Fairy Tales

Las Vegas-based author and illustrator Kenneth Lamug has published a new childrens book, The Stumps of Flattop Hill. In this dark yet amusing tale following the tradition of the Brother’s Grimm", Ken tells the story of Florence, a little girl who enters a haunted house - both frightened an...

Films of the 1960s: MOMA New York Features Cinema Retrospective Germany 1966

In 1966 change was in the air all around the world. In East and West Germany a new generation of filmmakers started breaking with doctrines to counter both commercialism in the West, and the communist party line in the East by adopting a more personal approach to cinema with a focus on soc...

Simplicissimus - Eduard Thöny Exhibition at Museum Wilhelm Busch

For many years, German cartoonist Eduard Thöny (1866-1950) shaped the satirical weekly "Simplicissimus" through his expressive art. In February 2016 he would have turned 150, and Hannover's  Museum Wilhelm Busch currently has a number of pieces of his 1900s oevre on display in a special ex...

Famous Monsters of Filmland - A New Topseller For The Average 1950s Kid

A magazine just for monsters? Nowadays this hardly comes as a surprise. Yet, in the late 1950s, James Warren's Famous Monsters of Filmland hit the US newsstands like a bomb. Join us looking back at the origins of a cult genre magazine and the golden age of early horror film. To create and...

Not a Family Film: "White God" - Beware this Army of Dogs

Each year in March the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, presents New Directors/New Films screening the work of emerging filmmakers from around the world. In 2015 White God by Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó received much attention. When thirteen-y...

Mix Japanese Folklore And 80s Horror And This Is What You Get: Two Face Todd - Designer Toy From Tokyo

When it comes to designer toys, Japanese rock. As proven by this new and exciting "up-and-coming" toy designer from Tokyo: Masa-shi. Masa-shi founded his designer toy label Bad Attic in summer 2015. As a Japanese toy designer and illustrator he is heavily inspired by 80s and 90s gross-out...

Mexico City - Star Wars Q&A Draws in Fans

The most highly anticipated film of the year 2015 - Star Wars: The Force Awakens has invited fans in Mexico City to a fan screening and Q&A this week. The screening took place before the official world premiere in Los Angeles which is scheduled for December 14th - and the film's openi...

"We're a Joke!" - German Caricature Award 2015 Reflects On 25 Years of German Reunion

Some German illustrators and cartoonists are very distinct about this: „Dresden isn't funny (anymore)!“ They have launched a campaign that clearly states their opposition towards a growing misanthropy in Germany in the face of a global refugee crisis. Alongside Dresden's daily newspaper, S...

A Living Legend in Anime And Animated Japanes Film: Hayao Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki is one of the few living legends of anime. Born on January 5, 1941 this Japanese film director and co-founder of Tokyo-based Studio Ghibli is looking back on a career that has spanned five decades. Miyazaki, who also worked as producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and m...

bilderundworte - The Magazine - Japan

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

The Ant-Man: Check out the Cast of Marvel's Latest Blockbuster

The Guardians' great box office success shows that even Marvel's b-heroes have the potential to capture an audience. All of a sudden the whole world is talking about Rocket, Groot & Co. The Ant-Man is another of Marvel's characters to hit the screen this summer. And even thought he has...

Coming in July: Marvel's Ant-Man - Take A Sneak Peek of What's to Come

Following The Avengers und Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel will bring one of their "smaller" super heroes to the big screen this summer: the Ant-Man Master thief Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is ready to atone for his wrong-doings, when Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) approaches him and becomes h...

The Life of a Super Hero is always intense: Batman and Superman

Frech, schlagfertig und ziemlich bunt kommt Batman in diesem Gratis-Comic daher und kloppt die Gangster und Joker dieser Welt im fetzigen Cartoon-Stil, dass es kracht. Zusammen mit seinem Butler Alfred bildet Bruce Wayne ein eingespieltes Team, das sich auch hier mal wieder gegen die Mächt...

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