Friday Odds and Ends

A couple of new angles on navigation this week. On the Web side, a nicely-rendered side-scroller by Cody Coltharp, and on the mobile side, a tilting viewer by Karrie Fransman & Jonathan Plackett.

[Via comments: The javascript for the side-scroller viewer was written by Jean-Nicolas Jolivet, originally as a panoramic photo viewer.]

From Mexico, a well-told silent comic by Edgar Delgado, using some extended page sizes and storytelling tricks practically designed to make me happy (and maybe you too).

Finally, a moving good bye from Satoshi Kon, a creative giant of Japanese animation whose work I was still in the process of exploring when I heard the news of his death from cancer. I look forward to finishing my journey through his stories. I regret there won’t be any more.

Tokyo Godfathers arrived in the mail yesterday.

Discussion (8)¬

  1. Spencer says:

    I don’t know Kon’s work yet. I hope to get to know it soon. But I never know what to do with deaths.

    I suppose we have to take them as inspiration to scream louder into the void while we’re here. He seems to have given it a good go.

  2. codeman says:

    Hi Scott, thanks a million for linking to The Pale! For the record, the javascript for the viewer was written by Jean-Nicolas Jolivet, originally for viewing panoramic photographs.

    I was very saddened to hear about the death of Mr. Kon- Paprika had a tremendous influence on the design of the dream sequences. He will be missed!

  3. Karen says:

    Kon was a stone genius. I first discovered him via his brilliant mini-series Paranoia Agent, and soon sought out his other work. I think Millennium Actress is my favorite of his films, with its intertwining of Japanese history with film history in a completely surreal setting. But Tokyo Godfathers runs a close second–awesome to see an anime take on John Ford.

    I saw a great tweet the day Kon’s death was announced: “It’s not that anime will never be the same with Satoshi Kon gone. It’s now much more likely that anime will always be the same.”

    Too true. A truly great loss.

  4. Iván Lasso says:

    Edgar Delgado is from Mexico, not from Spain. By the way, the storytelling is great! Thanks for the link (and sorry for my bad english).

  5. Will Curwin says:

    I hope to adcive that much by my 40’s and handle my death that gracefully. Goodbye Reporter, Agent, Bartender, and Godfather Kon-san.
    I wish we had meet.