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In the 18th century, Japanese artist Toryama Sekien attempted to depict each spirit of the Yokai tradition - an ancient race of demons whose descendents would later terrorise the earth under the guises of Godzilla, Mothra and Rodan. Now, two men aim to rediscover the near-forgotten Yokai and return these ancient beasts to their former glory. 14 spirits and demons are lovingly rendered by Ben Newman in his inimitable bold and colourful illustration style, incorporating worldwide themes from European deco to Japanese film posters and 1950s American cartoons.
|Publication date:||31st October 2006|
Ben Newman: Ben Newman is known for his contemporary fusion of bold shapes, bright colours and playful characters. He has exhibited his work internationally and worked for a diverse range of clients including the Tate, Fantagraphics and Selfridges. Scott James Donaldson: S Donaldson, Having blogged extensively as part of the Untimely short story project, Donaldson has developed a love for creating oddball characters without judgement. He lives and works in Bristol.More About Ben Newman