Thursday, April 25, 2013

Sharaz-De: Tales from the Arabian Nights

Sharaz-De: Tales from the Arabian Nights is a book by Italian artist Sergio Toppo, who unfortunately passed away last year.  The visual artistry is easily worth the cost of the book, but he has also included wisely conceived elaborations of several key stories from the Nights.

The book was published in English only recently.

Publisher's website (also includes an extensive preview) -



Saturday, April 20, 2013

Sinbad's Restaurant SF

Sinbad's is an ancient restaurant in San Francisco with a great view.  They have the name and the character greeting you at its entrance.  I'm not sure what the story is with this life size mannequin or his costume and its relationship to any Sinbad film (actual costume? etc.) but I'm certainly curious.

We went just for a quick drink, the inside was a bit stale and it has seen better days overall, but the old place is definitely worth peeking into as you head to the nearby Ferry Building.

If anyone has info on their Sinbad do please post below.