So, if you’re wondering why I haven’t been posting much lately, that’s because I went to a major small press comic book show last weekend and spent basically all my free time this week writing about it. The results are here, and yes - there’s a little manga and manga-influenced stuff in there. And also several drawings of genitals in various states of arousal, if that’s meaningful to your situation. IT’S JUST LIKE BEING THERE.
(Caveman Guu, Jiraiya)

So, if you’re wondering why I haven’t been posting much lately, that’s because I went to a major small press comic book show last weekend and spent basically all my free time this week writing about it. The results are here, and yes - there’s a little manga and manga-influenced stuff in there. And also several drawings of genitals in various states of arousal, if that’s meaningful to your situation. IT’S JUST LIKE BEING THERE.

(Caveman Guu, Jiraiya)

(Lost Continent, Akihiro Yamada c. 1986)

mercurialblonde:

I’m a big fan of the messy rooms of Inio Asano’s books.  Also in a similar vein, Zak Smith’s paintings.  I love the character of junk everywhere.

mercurialblonde:

I’m a big fan of the messy rooms of Inio Asano’s books.  Also in a similar vein, Zak Smith’s paintings.  I love the character of junk everywhere.

(Fujiyama-san wa Shishunki, Makoto Ojiro)

Manga: keeping shit exciting since 1902.

(Gutshot, Masaki Satou)

vintagemanga:

UMEZU Kazuo (楳図かずお ), Orochi / おろち

vintagemanga:

UMEZU Kazuo (楳図かずお ), Orochi / おろち

Really interesting, this guy. From what I can gather, he’s been active in manga for the better part of a quarter-century, though he only seems it have released five or six collected books. He was also involved in game design back in the Famicon days, and now seems interested in a lot of nature photography. This image is from a new one-off horror short for a web magazine - maybe he just drops weird pieces like this when he can? Japan has a huge enough comics scene there’s probably a lot of part-timers with a considerable degree of skill out there… working other jobs…

(Hymenoptera/Hachi, Tomokichi Hidaka)
Really interesting, this guy. From what I can gather, he’s been active in manga for the better part of a quarter-century, though he only seems it have released five or six collected books. He was also involved in game design back in the Famicon days, and now seems interested in a lot of nature photography. This image is from a new one-off horror short for a web magazine - maybe he just drops weird pieces like this when he can? Japan has a huge enough comics scene there’s probably a lot of part-timers with a considerable degree of skill out there… working other jobs…

(Hymenoptera/Hachi, Tomokichi Hidaka)

(Hymenoptera/Hachi, Tomokichi Hidaka)

(Hymenoptera/Hachi, Tomokichi Hidaka)

That’s right, *I* remember the Kanako Inuki mini-boom of the late ’00s: School Zone (Dark Horse, 2006); Presents (CMX, 2007-08). “The Queen of Horror Manga." Good to know she’s still drawing totally weird-looking people in Japan.

(Pendulum of Shuvurieru, Kanako Inuki)
That’s right, *I* remember the Kanako Inuki mini-boom of the late ’00s: School Zone (Dark Horse, 2006); Presents (CMX, 2007-08). “The Queen of Horror Manga." Good to know she’s still drawing totally weird-looking people in Japan.

(Pendulum of Shuvurieru, Kanako Inuki)

(Yami no Kao, Mitsuteru Yokoyama c. 1969)

(Yami no Kao, Mitsuteru Yokoyama c. 1969)