20 May 2022
Summer Ghost: A Great Short Film about Living Life to the Fullest
As part of BFI's Anime Season, Xena manages to get a preview of recent anime film, Summer Ghost, which explores our darkest curiousities and learning to enjoy and appreciate the flaws of life.
23 March 2022
Top 10 Studio Ghibli films (to start you off)
Studio Ghibli have 24 animated films under their belt, here are the top 10 films that you should watch first.
10 March 2022
Belle Review: a whimsical fairytale wonderfully warped into a digital age
Introducing Mamoru Hosoda's effervescent digital world of 'U', where offline tragedies are coded into online fairytales.
25 April 2021
A Whisker Away - A Cinematic Masterpiece
A Whisker Away - The Story of Modern Life...ish
Review By Dylan Lee @VillainGraphics (Instagram)
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19 April 2021
Makoto Shinkai's 'Your Name' - Review
I will be reviewing Makoto Shinkai's 'Your Name', for my Bronze Arts Award. This film is rooted in wondrous escapism, throwing the story of two young teenagers at you with beautiful animation and serendipitous, tragic themes of love and loss.
5 March 2021
Sam Russell | TrinityTalent 2020
Sam Russell was selected for a Special Mention for TrinityTalent for his achievements in Arts Award.
19 February 2021
Grave Of The Fireflies Review
film review on the 1988, Studio Ghibli film, Grave Of The Fireflies.
30 September 2019
The Red Turtle a Feature Film Review
A review of the entrancing feature film The Red Turtle primarily produced by Studio Ghibli and Wild Bunch animation studios. With current events in climate change I believe The Red Turtle could not have been more timely.
18 January 2019
Silver Arts Award - Final Piece
My creative journey to a final piece for Silver Arts Award. (Please excuse the spelling mistakes, I’m dyslexic)
18 January 2019
Review of Hokusai - Beyond The Wave at The British Museum
On the 31st of May, I visited the British Museum in London. I love anime and manga and so wanted to see some of the work from the very first manga artist - Hokusai!
14 August 2018
A Silent Voice
A Silent Voice (2016) - A redemption story that speaks volumes.
17 March 2018
My Naruto Eye of Sharingan with Zentangle Frame
The 'sharingan' is what happens to a character's eyes in the anime, Naruto. Shisui is the person whose eyes I am showing the sharingan in. I plan to simulate a picture frame for the sharingan eyes using geometric patterning, but in a style similar to Cildo Meireles’s merging of more than one individual piece of artwork to create an end product.
28 October 2017
Cosplaying: Kristi O’Connor
I had a chat with Kristi O'Connor, a regular cosplayer and brilliant artist, in my prep for Comic Con October 2017