Yuichi Yokoyama’s Iceland highlights how loud comics can be

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Comic books are a silent medium, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be loud. Yuichi Yokoyama’s comics are a prime example of this, and he creates gekiga (his preferred term over “manga”) that are fixated on the relationship between sound, images, and time. Iceland (Retrofit/Big Planet) is a new translation of Yokoyama’s…

Someone turned an Icelandic soccer commentator into a black-metal vocalist

If you haven’t heard Icelandic former soccer player Guðmundur Benediktsson provide commentary for any of his country’s games in the ongoing European championship competition, there’s really no good way to describe it other than to say that he sounds like the singer for a Scandinavian black-metal band. And if you’re…

Reykjavík names a street after Darth Vader, Iceland’s favorite son

As reported by HitFix, the city of Reykjavík in Iceland has decided to rename a street in its Höfði industrial district after beloved intergalactic tyrant Darth Vader. It won’t be named Darth Vader Street, though, because—and this may surprise you—they don’t speak English in Iceland. Instead, it will be named…