Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Fake Monsters of Japan Calendar

Around these parts we are beginning to talk about Christmas wish lists, so I thought the time was right to highlight a really unique gift for the kaiju fan in your life. As you can see, it's called the "Fake Monsters of Japan Parody Calendar," and it is the brainchild of G-FAN publisher J.D. Lees and artist Jolyon Yates.

The calendar traces the "history" of G-Fantis (the official monster of G-FAN), whose career traces an arc remarkably similar to another giant radioactive lizard from Japan. Along with beautiful visual parodies of Godzilla, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, King Kong vs. Godzilla, Destroy All Monsters, Son of Godzilla, and more, the text accompanying each poster offers truly amusing "facts" about G-Fantis' film career. A thorough knowledge of all things Godzilla is rewarded with hilarious send-ups and in-jokes that ultimately serve as a warm salute to the Big G.

In addition to the comedic and artistic elements of the "Fake Monsters" calendar, there is information galore, including birth and death days of kaiju eiga key players, release dates of Godzilla/Toho movies, and brief biographical sketches of the people who worked before and behind the cameras. The dates of the next G-FEST are also provided, for those who like to plan ahead.

"Fake Monsters of Japan" captures the fun of being a kaiju fan. Anyone with more than a passing interest in Godzilla would be happy to find this under the tree this Christmas. How could you go wrong with twelve months of monster-sized smiles?

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