Friday, 31 August 2007

Andrea Dworkin on Honeyee

I was very pleased to see Ebisu posting links to Andrea Dworkin and Germaine Greer on his Blog at Honeyee after Russell's and my attempts to introduce him to feminist thinking.

Ebisu's Honeyee Blog

Also, if you happen to read this Ebisu (or you're wondering what I was trying to spell on the note in the photo), it's Kurt Schwitters .

The Dreaded Fish Monster From the Deep Doodle.

I guess a few days of intensive fish diet took its toll on JJ. I found this doodle on his bedside cabinet at the hotel in Tokyo!

Thursday, 30 August 2007

Invites are being sent.

As I write this, invites to join the new mailing list for the Amos online shop are being sent.

Please note, you will be able to use the link on the email to access the store and register, from 12pm British Summer Time on Saturday 1st September. Remember, you must re-register to get store messages.

If you have not received an invite by Saturday then please contact for help.

Japan Style...

Check the link below for the metal video intro that our Japanese Amos counterparts have posted, to promote YODzine in Japan!

YODzine Ad.

Wednesday, 29 August 2007

YOD army!

YOD is leaving the factory...

Hey Benny. Thanks for the shot!

Tuesday, 28 August 2007

The second talk and signing at Tsutaya Book Store.

Teru from One Gram has kindly sent us this link to a slide show from the second talk and signing we made in Tokyo, last Sunday. Check the link below:

Tsutaya Book Store, Rappongi Hills, Vortigern's Machine Talk and Signing, 26th August 2007.

Teru drove us to the airport this morning and sent the dirty gaijin on their way. Don't we look happy!

We thank him for all is help over the last week and One Gram for their excellent hospitality (as usual). And thanks to everyone who turned up for both talk shows. It was great to meet so many enthusiastic people. Your support was really appreciated. Hopefully it will not be too long until we are back again.

Monday, 27 August 2007

Last Night in Tokyo.

Another busy day and seeing that we challenging for position of high end streetwear blog, what self respecting bloggers would visit Tokyo without posting a picture of themselves with the mighty Oka for Medicom Toys. So here we are!

And a very rare blog sighting. An elusive figure in the streetwear world and possibly even a western blog exclusive. The lesser spotted Ken Omura from One Gram in deep thought with JJ contemplating their udon side dishes.

We end with a last shot of JJ showing his sensitive fatherly side while holding Ken and Chiaki's newborn baby Rino. Now I'm sure that is a worldwide blog exclusive. Big congratulations to both Omuras.

We so on it!

Almost forgot. The link below will take you to a nice little photo montage of last Saturday's Amos signing at Tower Records in Shibuya. Many thanks to One Gram for posting that.

Boy do I look chubby in those stills...

Tower Records Shibuya, Vortigern's Machine Talk and Signing, 25th August 2007.

Sunday, 26 August 2007

A Tokyo Story...

Another day in Tokyo. First a signing at the Tsutaya Book Store at Rappongi Hills. A nice crowd including some familiar faces!

Another live JJ drawing, this time on a 2 x 1.5 meter canvas.

Followed by a delicious fish on a stick...

A couple of interviews and tasty green-tea-time buns with "Men's Fudge" Magazine!

A cab ride to dinner in the most entertaining taxi we have ever taken.

Rounded off with a glass of port at a cigar lounge, in the company of One Gram's press team: the wonderful Mariko (she took the photo), and supreme Tokyo aesthete, Hisao Ebisu.

Oh mother! It's starting to read like a real streetwear blog!

Saturday, 25 August 2007

Talk and signing at Tower Records Shibuya.

Today we did our first talk and signing in the centre of Tokyo.

James did a live B1 drawing during the talk.

And it was clear that we have a good following out here.

We signed for over four hours and James did more than 200 drawings.

A massive THANK YOU to everyone that came down and patiently waited to get their books signed.

And we hope that that the guy that was two and a half hours late for work did not get the sack.

A sudden realisation!

We are sleeping on the 25th floor. What if there's an earthquake?

Friday, 24 August 2007

Glamorous Tokyo supper with...

Our first night in Tokyo we had dinner with Japanese Streetwear Impresario Teruki Tatsuki. Famed throughout Japan for his exquisite taste in souped up Honda Preludes and fixed wheel push bikes. He is responsible for some of the more desirable custom Reeboks available in Asia. There is no more glamorous eating partner in the Game!

We dined on a wonderful plate of top quality bones and shells. Topped of with a plate of garnish.

Later we will visit Le Baron and hobnob with the Generals. Other street bloggers look and weep. We are bad ass!

Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Amos in Japan

Russell and I are travelling to Tokyo for a few days for the launch of the Japanese-language edition of Vortigern's Machine.

We are doing two signings at the weekend:

On Saturday (25 August)  we'll be at Tower Records in Shibuya from 1700 until 1900.

On Sunday (26 August) we'll be at Tsutaya in Roppongi from 1200 until 1400.

Along with signing things I'll be attempting some kind of 'live drawing' and we'll also give a little talk and answer questions (with the help of an interpreter).

Monday, 13 August 2007

17 days to go...

We have just found out that (the new amos online store for those outside of Japan) should go live on September 1st.

We apologise for the delays in getting this up and running. All due to banks and other financial institutions! But we are getting there.

Sometime during the last week of August we will sending out an invite for people to register for the new store mailing list. This will go to everyone on the current site mailing list. WHEN YOU GET THIS INVITE YOU MUST RE-REGISTER if you want to receive future news about store products and offers. If you do so quickly, within the specified date, you will also receive enhanced membership privileges.

More soon.

Friday, 10 August 2007


Given the recent financial turmoil, it is apparent that the only secure commodity remaining are Amos-brand plastic figurines, so don't stop buying them. Other good investments are canned goods and crossbows.

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

The women of Comic-Con

Been a bit slack posting entries of late. We have been busy boys!

I've recovered from my trip to Comic-Con 2007. My main task this year was to work with photographer Ruth Wiggins to shoot women in and around the convention centre, in all their costumed glory. We had a great 5 days talking to, and photographing some of the incredible characters in town for the weekend. Everyone we shot was there for the fun of it. Right now we are in the process of editing some 1700 shots and trying work out how we want to compile and release a book containing some of the images of these amazing women.

Ruth and I would like to offer our appreciation to all the women that took part, and all the people at Strangeco who helped us throughout the weekend. Thank you so much!