Silly Tentacles & Sexy Fairies: An interview with Eldrik Aethervial

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Trigger warning: This article contains nsfw material (light nudity) and discussion of hentai themes such as noncon, loli, etc. If you feel this sort of thing might disturb you please don’t read it.

Introduction

Erotic art in manga, commonly known as hentai, is a very difficult genre to approach. There are myriad titles that include a huge variety of fetishes, some more common than others. Still, even in such a vast market, repetitiveness is an issue. Many mangaka and publishers seem to compete on who is going to create the most extreme and/or weird story, caring little about plot, characters or anything that’d give a title depth (no pun intended). In my opinion it’s hard to find original and interesting material that doesn’t follow cliches. Like in most industries, so in this one hidden gems are usually found in the underground scene. Eldrik Aetherial is one of those special designers who love hentai and try to take their work one step forward at a time. His latest project “Fairies vs Tentacles” seems to gain more and more attention from the hentai fandom as it progresses. A light-hearted mix of craziness and naughtiness, I believe this is a comic fans of the genre should support. Eldrik Aetherial is here to further introduce you to his work, tell us his view on how it is to be a hentai artist in 2015 and much more. Continue reading

Cute & Creepy: An Interview with Ayame Shiroi

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Cute: attractive in a pretty or endearing way

Creepy: causing an unpleasant feeling of fear or unease.

Mixing characteristics that, at first sight, seem to be polar opposites has been one of the most effective ways to create interesting, challenging art. Giving something a bright and accessible appearance can be a smart way to draw people into an unexpected darkness. Ayame Shiroi, an illustrator well known for her usage of vivid colors, youthful fashion and spooky themes, is a good example of how to do the mix the right way, emphasizing the values of both cute and creepy. Interviewing her was a temptation we simply couldn’t resist. Continue reading

It’s just the end of the world: An interview with Warmer

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One of the reasons video games have become the huge industry that they are is because they provide people with a diverse mix of quality work in different mediums, be it visual arts, programming or storytelling. Music is another form of expression that thrives in the gaming industry, especially among independent titles. The Cat Lady’s OST, an incredible mix of dark and depressing themes, was one of the most pleasant surprises of the last few years. It was through this game that I discovered Warmer, a one man project by Jesse Gunn, and the excellent music this band has produced over the years. A musician who is not afraid to try experiment, a person of strong beliefs and love for his work, Jesse was one of the people I felt that I had to invite on our blog. It’s an honor to have him here.

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