Book Review: Inoue Takehiko Illustrations

Inoue Takehiko Illustrations

There was a time when I thought this art book was too expensive. That was more than a decade ago when I was still a student. Not so now.

What I have here is the 23rd edition of Inoue Takehiko Illustrations. I'm glad that it's popular enough for 23 editions.

Fans of Slam Dunk should be familiar with who's on the cover. Yes, this is an art book containing illustrations for Slam Dunk. Most of the illustrations are from the manga book covers and chapter splash pages. There are also a few other paintings that were not found on the manga comic books.

I'm a big fan of Inoue Takehio's ink strokes. Every line is not wasted, every line represents something. That is probably why his characters are unique and style so strong. I love his marker and water paintings too.

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2 Comments

I have one version of this

I have one version of this book typied in simplied chinese, but it only costs about $5 (because books in China always have a much lower price than it in US )
I think Inoue Takehiko is the best artiest in the current world of Japan manga, maybe you do not know, in 26th March, he publized his folded painting, painted like ancient Japanese art, for Ho-on-ko Service. I think anyone who sees the that folded painting would feel awesome in his mind.

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