Round two at Olympic Village today, come see me at MiniComi!
Your table caught my eye. I ended up only buying the postcards, but I wish I had bought one of your prints~~ >.<
[I was dressed up as Luna]
Hey! Thanks for buying my postcards!
I’ll be going to Anime Revolution at the Convention Centre next month, feel free to drop by if you’re still looking for prints! :)
Artbook loot from Japan! A used bookstore called Mandarake became my best friend so fast while I was over there. From top left:
1) The Art of Utena / Utena x pixiv : I am a devoted fan to everything Ikuhara Kunihiko has ever touched. Utena remains as my one true magical sword-wielding girl. The first book is design / concept art / storyboards from the original TV series and movie, and is such a gem to have. The second is a collaboration book with a dozen pixiv artists for the Utena 17th Anniversary Show, and was curated by Ikuhara himself.
2) The Art of Penguindrum : The 2nd series Ikuhara wrote and directed in 2011, which took a span of 10 years to develop. It includes designs / concept art / storyboards - Penguindrum is one of those stories where I will never recover from. Character designs are also by the lovely Hoshino Lily.
3) The Art of Kaguyahime Monogatari : freshly released and bought from the Ghibli Museum! The latest film from the studio directed by Isao Takahata, everything was hand drawn, hand animated, ink/graphite/watercolour beauty.
4) Ken Sugimori Works : A big book of comics and concept art by the prolific Pokemon designer, Ken Sugimori.
5) RahXephon Works: I don’t remember much about this series but I dig Yamada Akihiro who designed the characters and background art
6) Gorilla - Colour Walk 6 (One Piece Works 2008-2010) : And of course, I couldn’t leave Japan without buying something One Piece. Oda Eiichirou’s newest artbook to the crazy popular pirate series, which I’ve been following since 2003.