Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Manga, on exhibit: The Portland (Ore.) Tribune profiles manga and anime illustrator Katsuya Terada, who just launched the first U.S. exhibit of his sketches, silk-screen prints and magazine covers:

"What’s unusual about Terada is his main characters are more robust and tough-looking. Most manga artists are known for being cute. He occasionally creates a mood that is genuinely disturbing. He’s a lot more baroque, more gothic, more scary. If Terada looks less Japanese it’s because, in many ways, he combines Japanese and American elements. Many would say he’s Western."