Sunday, March 04, 2007

HEDORAH (ヘドラ)


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Here is another one of my "toy illustrations" of my favorite kaiju "Hedorah" (ヘドラ), he is from the 1971 Toho film "Godzilla vs. Hedorah" (titled Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster here in the U.S.). The monster was named for hedoro (ヘドロ), the Japanese word for sludge, vomit, slime or chemical ooze.

Ever since I was a little kid, I have always liked the concept of the character. The idea of a kaiju that spit acid, was a layered shapeless mass that was brought to earth by a meteor and lived off of industrial pollution was brilliant. This movie was made at a time before all of this talk of global warming, carbon footprints, etc. It was a psychedelic Godzilla movie that had a political message: save the earth from mankind's excesses.

Enjoy,

Jack

2 comments:

UrbanBarbarian said...

Great goings-ons here! Love the varied illustrative styles!

redhanded said...

Man, everything you do just amazes me, you need to be doing headercards for some those damn japanese toy companies. Keep it up!