Hero

by Wing Shing Ma, Zhang Yimou | Women's Fiction |
ISBN: 1588993744 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingAzukiwing of Miami, Florida USA on 11/3/2006
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9 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingAzukiwing from Miami, Florida USA on Friday, November 03, 2006
From amazon.com:

"Hero is the graphic novel adaptation of Zhang Yimou's breath-taking feature length martial arts movie of the same name but with a new ending. A gripping story with a twisting turning plot, it will keep readers poised in anticipation. Mr. Ma has truly outdone himself with this outstanding artistic accomplishment."

Inspired by deadendmind, I decided to introduce fellow BCers to the best artists from Hong Kong, my hometown. I love the movie, and the work here is equally gorgeous. The drawing is painstakingly detailed and each page is breathtakingly beautiful.

I decided to get my own PC copy and offer this as a bookray.

Journal Entry 2 by wingAzukiwing from Miami, Florida USA on Friday, November 17, 2006
This is the participant order as of Nov 20, 2006:

1. Joanthro Colorado US
2. Minerva101 Alberta Canada
3. Arwen-Galadriel Alberta Canada
4. Sujie NSW Australia
5. BettyBoekwurm Portugal
6. Semming Finland <--- book is here

Will be shipping out this week.

ETA: I am glad this book has safely completed its journey. Hope it will continue to travel after some rest.

Journal Entry 3 by wingJoanthrowing from Denver, Colorado USA on Tuesday, November 28, 2006
The book arrived in yesterday's mail - it looks great!

Journal Entry 4 by wingJoanthrowing from Denver, Colorado USA on Friday, December 08, 2006
I have seen the movie and I loved it for it's use of color and imagery. The artwork in this adaption was also wonderful. After reading it through, I leafed through it a few more times, just ramdomly enjoying the artwork. Finally, I had to let go and move it along to the next person on the list. Thanks azuki, for making this available!

Mailed to Minerva101 yesterday.

Journal Entry 5 by Minerva101 from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Received in the mail today - I will read it right away! The illustrations look beautiful!

Journal Entry 6 by Minerva101 from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, December 22, 2006
This book is definitely all about the art. Beautiful!!
Nice story, too. Thank you, azuki, for making this book available to me. I enjoyed it.
Waiting for Arwen-Galadriel to respond to my pm so that I can get this book on it's way after Christmas.

Journal Entry 7 by Minerva101 from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Ug! I was swamped with company over the holidays, so I finally just got to the post office today. Shipped to Arwen-Galadriel by regular Canada Post.

Journal Entry 8 by Arwen-Galadriel from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, January 09, 2007
I received the book last night and I am already finished. To say that I enjoyed it would be an understatement. I'm thinking that I will have to go out and buy a copy for myself. I had also seen the movie and loved the movie, but it's been awhile so I couldn't remember all of the details of the movie which is fine as it means I was able to enjoy the book that much more. I can't say enough good things about the artwork. I loved the colours used, the details, I loved it all. Thank you so much for sharing azuki. Definately two thumbs up. Will get the book on its way as soon as I get an address.

Journal Entry 9 by Arwen-Galadriel from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Sent to Suije yesterday, happy travels little book.

Journal Entry 10 by Sujie from Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, April 22, 2007
Arrived today, thanks. Took a long time from Alberta even for sea mail. Looking forward to reading/viewing tonight.

Journal Entry 11 by Sujie from Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Sorry, went underground in TBR pile. Loved the artwork, especially the resist work with pastels or pencil and watercolour, wanted Wing Shing Ma to give more details on his techniques in the notes.
I'm not a martial arts fan and the story was slim (haven't seen the film) but the illustration was rich and satisfying. Thanks azuki.
(Is it Mr Ma, azuki? Not Mr Wing?)
PMing Boekwurm in POrtugal.

Journal Entry 12 by wingAzukiwing from Miami, Florida USA on Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Sujie - good question. I figure I will post here just so everybody gets the answer.
Now you mention it, I notice that the authors are listed as Wing Shing Ma, Zhang Yimou. For Ma, they put the family name last, while for Zhang, it goes first, as the order in original Chinese.

Journal Entry 13 by BettyBoekwurm from Porto - City, Porto Portugal on Monday, May 21, 2007
Arrived!

I had a quick look through and it looks fantastic! Thanks!

Journal Entry 14 by BettyBoekwurm from Porto - City, Porto Portugal on Thursday, May 31, 2007
This is usually not the kind of thing I would read, but having watched the movie and being completly swept away by it's beauty and having a best friend that is a Manga fan, I decided to give it a shot. I must say I was amazed as I looked at each page and felt impressed by every image and detail. I ended up looking through it several times as it deserves to be appreciated as many times as possible.

Thank you for sharing this azuki. I'll be sending it on it's way to Finland tommorrow.

Journal Entry 15 by Semming from Jyväskylä, Keski-Suomi / Mellersta Finland Finland on Monday, June 25, 2007
This arrived a few days ago, but I was enjoying holidays and haven't had time to read this yet. The illustration looks beautiful and I'm looking forward to enjoying this!

Journal Entry 16 by Semming at Kaapelitehdas / Cable Factory in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, July 11, 2009

Released 11 yrs ago (7/11/2009 UTC) at Kaapelitehdas / Cable Factory in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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Released at Finncon-Animecon 2009.

Journal Entry 17 by Semming at Kaapelitehdas / Cable Factory in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, July 11, 2009
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Journal Entry 18 by Elfbiter from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Saturday, July 11, 2009
Picked up in the FinnConn 2009. Never seen the movie.

Released 10 yrs ago (10/8/2009 UTC) at Hervannan kirjasto, kirjanvaihtokori in Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland

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