OH MY GOD ! An artbook of Masaaki Yuasa is coming. Masaaki Yuasa Taizen - Sketchbook for Animation Projects Published by Asukashinsha on August 9th (see on Amazon). 432 pages. Including artworks of Mind Game, Tatami Galaxy, Kick Heart, Kaiba, Kemonozume, Cat Soup, Genius Party, Crayon Shin Chan, Maruko Chan …
Amazing illustrations by Tatsuyuki Tanaka. I came across his work in a book called Cannabis Works. All I know about him is that he has worked in animation - notably Akira. There doesn’t seem to be much of his art out there besides Cannabis Works and even that seems to be out of print. I would love to see more of his work if anyone has any links.
I am lucky to have a copy of Brutus Magazine’s special Katsuhiro Otomo issue. I thought it’d be nice to share the wealth. The magazine is full of tons of awesome pictures of Otomo’s work, Otomo in the studio, and even Otomo hanging out with Takehiko Inoue. How cool is that? One really cool thing is a few pages of shelfie’s (I included his movie collection here).
The magazine also came with a short comic by Otomo called Park, which I included a few pages of.
Unfortunately, I can’t read japanese, so I need a friend to come and translate the whole thing for me. They could read it to me like a bedtime story. Otomo is a huge inspiration and I’ll add this beauty to my collection of his stuff. More rare Otomo to come later!