KABA2 / GENGATEN…

Just got back from Tokyo yesterday. Spent the weekend down thereĀ  catching up with some friends here for holidays – also found time to cruise about some galleries and specialty zine stores which was interesting. Picked up a few souvenirs too, one of which is worth looking into. Katsuhiro Otomo, known for his epic Akira is having an illustration exhibition next month (Gengaten)and co-incidentally released a book recently (kaba2) with a collection of new and old illustration from the early 90’s to 2011. I’ve been a fan since 6th grade when I stayed up late to watch the feature length film on the telly, and it had a lasting effect and influence on both my interest in Japanese manga culture and the arts in general. His genius is pretty much undeniable. If you haven’t already got yourself a copy of the manga staple “what are you waiting for!….” (And a big thanks David)