“Who is Katsuhiro Otomo – 大友克洋 新解説 ” was a special supplement that came bundled with the January 2007 issue of Brutus, a Japanese pop culture magazine.
Back then the life action version of Mushishi 蟲師 ( directed by Otomo ) had just hit theatres and he was the talk of the town for a while. Otomo had left us some complimentary tickets in the studio but I was still new in the company and was too shy to help myself to it. Needless to say they disappeared really quickly.
The supplement contains a short comic illustrated by Otomo himself –
a detailed bibliography that comes with a cover artwork punctuated, handy timeline, interviews with various directors like Moebius, Michael Arias ( Tekkon), Guillermo Del Toro ( Hellboy) about thoughts on Otomo,
and lastly some rare pictures of Otomo at home.
Otomo rarely come by the studio these days, I guess he must be working comfortably at home. You must be wondering if he’s working on anything new these days – well, we’ll see.
You can find a copy of this magazine (this is now out of print, so only used copies are available) on Amazon Japan here.5