The Fake Kyoto Collection
18 October 2021 | 6:16 pm

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Some blown-up details from Imiri Sakabashira's The Fake Kyoto Collection, a Japanese book from 2020.
Born in 1964, Imiri Sakabashira is part of the Japanese underground generation centering around publications like Garo and AX. His work has been exhibited in the Trancepop Gallery in Kyoto and the Billiken Gallery in Tokyo.

Tomi Ungerer's Nonstop
13 October 2021 | 6:42 pm

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How it begins

From Tomi Ungerer's final picture book, Nonstop, published by Phaidon in 2020. Find it at 50 Watts Books or on (I'm a regular affiliate there, not a bookstore affiliate).

My summary: Vasco's shadow helps guide him through a crumbling world where "birds, butterflies, and rats were gone" and "flowers had turned into memories." Along the way he rescues Poco, the little green child of Nothing, and they eventually find a gigantic cake in the desert (a happy ending!). I love this book.

How it ends

Marina Shirakawa's Yokai Picture Book
12 October 2021 | 7:19 pm

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Details from a book collection of Marina Shirakawa's yokai drawings. Shirakawa (1944-2000) also features prominently in an anthology of mushroom-themed manga from the same Japanese published, ele-king books/P-Vine.

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