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“Hernan Cortes and the Conquest of Mexico” (“Ongrys” edition) and “Montezuma’s Treasure”

Recently, on the blog, I had the pleasure of allowing myself a nostalgic journey into the world of Communist rule era of comics, by reviewing excellent (despite many flaws) comic book by Janusz Wróblewski “Hernan Cortes and the Conquest of Mexico”. This comic has recently been remastered and released by the publishing house “Ongrys” in a hardcover, being an excellent treat for connoisseurs of classic Polish comics.

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“Hernan Cortes and Conquest of Mexico”


There are certain things in our life, that are occurring in our childhoods and are staying with us for the rest of it, inspiring us for years to come. For me one of those things are comic books (or “graphic novels” if you like) that I did read passionately in my childhood in early 1990’s.

One of such comic books was “Hernan Cortes and the Conquest of Mexico” published by KAW publishing house in 1989, by the duo of Stefan Weinfeld (script) and Jerzy Wróblewski (art). Mr Wróblewski was one of the titans of pre-1989 Polish comic book scene, with tremendous portfolio consisting of dozens of comics, both full albums and short stories published over the decades, with very varied styles and genres.

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“Funky Koval” – the collectors edition (Prószyński i Ska.)


It’s time for thermonuclear nostalgia bomb: “Funky Koval“ series of comic books, issued in 1980′s and 1990′s in Poland by “Fantastyka“ SF/F magazine. “Funky Koval“ that is widely considered as a best comic ever made in Poland in the last 30 years, mainly due the fabulous art by Bogusław Polch. Lets dive in into the mists of the past to explore the seminal product of the Polish comic book scene of the late 20th century…

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“Akira” – the retrospective review.



I decided to refresh my Anime department on my blog, and this is why today I am going to write about an undisputed classic anime, that is merited with opening the door for Japanese animation to the West and is probably the most important animation feature film of the last 30 years in terms of production values and spectacle.

Doing reviews of the the masterpieces is pointless, because by definition masterpieces are above the average works. What makes sense is attempt to to show the context and influence of it on its genre and art.

This page contains lots of multimedia content, so please be patient during loading. 😎

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In search of meaning of the blog…

As you see my blog is not frequently update for some time. First, this is the result of rather negligible traffic and small audience, and that mere fact is hardly encouraging for wring new posts, secondly I am more active on my Tumblr, and current events are more likely to be commented by me on Twitter.

Thirdly, only recently I come up with the direction of my blog.

So, on this blog I won’t publish my playlist, memes, pictures, videos etc. My personal Tumblr is better suited to this:

There will no relevant links, commentary on current events etc. This is a job for my Twitter:

So what will be published here? Long reads, with lots of illustrations and accompanying multimedia from the usual mix of my thought, opinions, popculture, science and technology,  intended for reading in free time, published in few weeks cycle.

I promise, that I’ll keep writing! 😀

A handful of old commercials, that shows that 1990’s were a crazy period in Poland

“You can tell the ideas of a nation by its advertisements.”
George Norman Douglas

Early 1990’s were a really confusing period in history of Poland and other Central European countries, because that was the time when on one hand people were taking taste of freedom after collapse of Communist regime, but on the other hand they were badly hit by mundane problems of socio-economical-political transformation: unemployment, poverty, inflation, disappointing politics and fear over future.

Anxiety about the future were mixing together with blind relish with Western popular culture and consumerism. The fall of totalitarian ideology combined itself with chaotic and bizarre notions of “freedom”. Clueless people were trying to understand new reality of capitalism. And early TV commercials were a reflection of those times. Let’s see this by ourselves:

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