Photos by Gary Ono
The photography of longtime magazine contributor Ben Clark is featured in a retrospective. Clark’s powerful images from past issues will be displayed in a larger, more vibrant print format, accompanied by recollections, explanations, and other ramblings by editor Martin Wong.
The roots of Asian popular culture—the kaiju scene introduced by Godzilla, Gamera, other giant monsters, and the toy industry they spawned—will be paid tribute to by a run of collaborative works made by Japanese indie sculptor and artist Yukinori Dehara, UglyDolls co-creator David Horvath, and Portland, OR-based underground toy legend LeMerde.
In addition, five custom videogames have been developed by the Attract Mode collective in conjunction with some of Giant Robot’s favorite artists. Many games were made exclusively for the Game Over/Continue? show at GRSF (March-April, 2009). The artist and developer pairings include Hellen Jo, Calvin Wong, and Derek Yu; Saelee Oh and Anna Anthropy; Souther Salazar and Petri Purho; J. Otto Seibold and Kyle Pulver; and Deth P. Sun and Jonathan “Cactus” Soderstrom.