"Some women are lost in the fire. Some women are built from it."
this is the raddest thing i’ve seen in a while tbh
@belilabelle in Wonderland
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Venezuela Instagrammer Belinda Tellez (@belilabelle) has always had a passion for surreal tales. “As a kid I was kind of weird. I liked books more than dolls and used to memorize passages from “Alice in Wonderland,”” she says. These days Belinda writes her own stories through surreal photography, often starring as the main character of imaginative scenes. She views each image as a story or anecdote, which reveal her secrets. “When the pictures become very surreal and imaginative, they also ironically become incredibly real.” Belinda’s creations are often the work of a one-woman show: “I take the self-portraits myself, so when the result is similar to what I imagined, I dance.”
One rare illustration of Jiro. From the Ishinomori Shotaro no Fantasy World artbook. It’s probably the last time Ishinomori himself drew the character.
At the time the Kikaider manga series first came around, Ishinomori was overloaded with work. He was rather busy with Sabu and Ichi Detective Tales, Ryu The Primitive boy, 009-1, Sarutobi Ecchan, Shoot! Shoot Shoot! and others. So most of the work in the series was made primarily by his assistants: Hio Akira, Tsuchiyama Yoshiki, Hosoi Yuuji and Yamada Goro. While Ishinomori only did the rough sketches for them to follow. This same technique was used again in the first volume of Japan, Inc and Hokusai (he was starting to go blind around that time).
Despite these issues, Kikaider remained as his favorite hero character. And became one of his most popular creation.