Illustrations of the Strange
- by The Violet Club
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.
256 p, ills colour, 11 x 15 cm, pb, Japanese