Artbook Review: Cannabis Works 2 by Tatsuyuki Tanaka

Who is Tatsuyuki Tanaka? For anime and manga aficionados, Tatsuyuki Tanaka is among the most respected Japanese animation directors around. The Fukuoka-born artist is also regarded as a top illustrator – creating iconic characters or directing scenes from popular animations like Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira. Among his most recent work is serving as key animator for the anime short 2022 Blackout […]

Artbook Review – Mirage: The Art of Akima

Urban decay and melancholia at its finest is a great phrase to describe the beauty of Akima’s artworks. In Mirage: The Art of Akima, this Japanese illustrator captures occasionally dark urban landscapes and pairs them with doe-eyed schoolgirls doing mundane errands like walking to school, blowdrying their hair, petting a cat, or exploring an abandoned hangar. Okay, maybe that last […]