Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Japanese Cowl

Ach I just love this. Here's the Hayakawa edition of Cowl which, being in Japanese, reads from back to front to us then up and down inside. You seriously know your books are going for translation when you see that! I am also highly impressed with the cover picture. It's quite minimalist but perfectly captures Cowl and his attitude to humanity. Nice one Hayakawa!




7 comments:

Bob Lock said...

I totally agree Neal, that is one nice cover. I know I've ranted on before about covers being meaningless and the contents of the book being what you should really be buying and not the pretty picture... but...

Kirby Uber said...

i Love that. i may just purchase it for cool factor. /me goes to look for a place to purchase.

brent said...

that is pretty badass.

daniel said...

that is pretty frakking cool. Cowl is hardcore! ^_^

Peter said...

I love the way the Japanese put a flair into everything they draw.

On an unrelated note, finished Line War, loved it :)

Jools said...

It at times like this I wish I had kept up my Japanese lessons !

Excellent cover art.

vaudeviewgalor raandisisraisins said...

Japan is amazing. i go there and pick trash at least one of the days i stay. it's all cute, and exotic-weird. everyone thinks of the things i bring home as exotic treasures. christmas everyday in the bins there.

best finds: tape deck/amp with guitar cord plug in. weird shirts with meaningless 'engrish' on them. crazy posters.

a pal found a small guitar. economy is insane in the cities.


if you haven't gone there yet, Mr Asher, have a blast, info-overload. make sure you fly in with an address of the place you're staying, they will flip if you don't.