Sunday, January 25, 2009

New Comic: Mouth Vortex and Comic Influeces (Taiyo Matsumoto, Junji Ito, Datuk Lat)

New comic for illustrophilia. I like how my shared blogs force me to update this blog. One thing, this was influenced not only by my need to draw a mouth vortex, burger suckers, and a nose hair guitar ...but also by my love of Taiyo Matsumoto's work. Ex Tekkon Kinkreet, which was made into an awesome movie:

I want to get EVERYTHING!!!! I have Blue Springs, Tekkon kinkreet, No. 5 vol 1 and 2, and I even got this anthology of french and japanese comic artists because he was included. I had Ping Pong and Hana Otoko, but now they are tragically lost. I want THIS. Definitely in Japan I will get as much as I can---even if I have to throw away my clothes to make it all fit. I don't care if I can't read any of it. It's all just so beautiful.

ALSO, I love the linework and grotesqueness of Junji Ito. Unfortunately I lost my collection of his stuff too....Gyo, Tomie, Uzumaki, shorts.....ugh...I can't think about it, it makes me sad.
Anyways, here's an example of his work; this is from Uzumaki (stories about a town haunted by spirals):

AND FINALLY (for now) I've recently gotten into Datuk Lat's work.

I love Kampung Boy.
I wish I could read the other work he's done, the stuff that hasn't been brought to America.(like a lot of the other stuff above) Also I wish I could find that Discovery Channel Documentary about him. I did find this T.V show based off of Kampung Boy:

1 comment:

  1. i like ur comic...tho i was kinda confused,,T_T but thas just me...and you would have food in there! lol