Thursday, 24 March 2016

Illustrations Of The Strange, Mysterious And Bizarre For Kids Of The Showa Era

Another interesting find in the Arnolfini Bookshop, featuring some great and somewhat disturbing illustrations inside.

"The occult fad of the 1960s-70s in Japanese comics, magazines, films and popular culture produced countless bizarre tales and creatures. Many of these tropes, from leviathans and zombie hordes to monstrous insects and terrifying ghosts, laid the foundations for themes which carry on to this day, both in Japan and the West. This book offers a huge collection of illustrations by Shigeru Komatsuzaki, Gojin Ishihara, Takashi Minamimura and other master illustrators who appeared in a variety of media. Presented in five categories – psychic, unexplored regions, grotesque, cold-blooded and savage, and hysteria and insanity – it is a legacy of rich imagination to be enjoyed anew".

Follow this link and take a look inside the book:

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