Monday, September 24, 2007


This image and text is from the 2005 collection by journalist/artist Timothy R. Lehmann. It showcases the work of a variety of manga-ka, both well-established and unknown in Japan. The illustration above is the work of Maruo Suehiro. I admire him greatly, his bold subject matter, both distrubing and beautiful is a rare treat, in a field commonly reserved for cutesy-mainstream art. (that is, to Western eyes.)

His detail and just the whole of the work is enough to remind anybody of there place, both in the artistic world and human society. Suehiro-sensei was born at one of the atomic bomb sites, in Nagasaki. Is work is dark and depressing--yet bluntly true and humorous. The above depicts Post-war reconstruction brushed over with assorted feelings.


Ah, the dwindling sunset laughing at this one--now comes a time to write to you. If you have been so lucky as to stumble into this haven, or more to the tune of being malevolently forced in.(By the gracious and admirable one.<3 ) You will find an ocean of oddness and a painfully thought- liquefying shpiel of my writing.

Here, we will be examining the inner most speech-rambling and mind-boggling thoughts and admirations I have towards comic artists. (or manga-ka) I hope, at least, mild blindness will be induced. Enjoy.

This was meant to be impersonal--my deepest apologies.