Hitoshi Method: Writing What Isn’t There

Hitoshi Ashinano is an acclaimed comic writer and artist from Japan. He doesn’t have many works and none of them are exceptionally popular, but what he has produced has been well received by many readers. His most famous work, Yokohama Kaidashi Kiko (Yokohama Shopping Log) won the Seiun Award in 2007 for Best Manga, and even though […]

Urasawa: Shadow From the Window

Japanese comic writer and artist, Naoki Urasawa, is widely regarded as one of the most influential creators in Japanese comics alive today due to his various successful comics, prowess in visual storytelling, and stunning art. Pluto, his 2003 re-imagining of the iconic Osama Tezuka work, Mighty Atom (Astro Boy), displays his art at its finest. In […]

King Cooke

Fresh out of summer, one of the most significant moments still on my mind, and many others, is the passing of Darwyn Cooke. There are myriad topics that could be covered when talking about a man with such immense talent and influence. From his works as an animator, and both writer and artist for comics, to his use […]