Kikan S Illustration Magazine No. 36 Book Review

Posted By yonghow on November 28th, 2011

Kikan S Illustration Magazine No. 36

“Kikan S” is a popular Japanese illustration magazine released quarterly ( in March, June, September and December ), and contains a superb collection of the latest art work from the top illustrators and comic artists working in Japan. Browsing a copy is a great way to be introduced to new and upcoming artists, as well as staying in touch with the latest news and development in the Japanese comics/animation industry. Every issue comes with a pull out poster illustrated by Range Murata. ( below )

Kikan S Illustration Magazine No. 36

Kikan S Illustration Magazine No. 36

Kikan S Illustration Magazine No. 36

Kikan S Illustration Magazine No. 36

(above) Feature on the game Nazo Waku Yakata, with character design by Japanese illustator Tadahiro Uesugi, who also worked on the stop motion film Coraline. (below) Article on illustrator Hiroyuki Asada. Do check out my recent review of his art book “Water”.

Kikan S Illustration Magazine No. 36

Kikan S Illustration Magazine No. 36

Kikan S Illustration Magazine No. 36

(above) A masterclass by veteran animator/illustrator/character designer Tatsuyuki Tanaka, now in its 10th lesson. In this issue he talks about his Para Para flipbook animation – check out this older post to see it in action !

Kikan S Illustration Magazine No. 36

Kikan S Illustration Magazine No. 36

Illustrations by regular contributors Yoko Tanji (above) and Pinfan (below).

Kikan S Illustration Magazine No. 36

Kikan S Illustration Magazine No. 36

Kikan S Illustration Magazine No. 36

Kikan S magazine, being a periodical, gets limited prints so do purchase your copy early. Once the issue is sold out, the publisher will not issue reprints and the only way to get a copy is via a 2nd hand bookseller via Amazon Japan.

“Kikan S Illustration Magazine No. 36″ details :

– Dimensions –11.6 x 8.8 x 0.6 inches
– Softcover, 185 pages
– Full color / b & w

– Comes with fold-out Range Murata Poster ( see 2nd image of this post )

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8 Responses to “Kikan S Illustration Magazine No. 36 Book Review”

e11ena

Ok I really want this magazine!

Hina

I haven’t been here in a while. So many updates and new photographs!

Starting with the the red haired girl, who are the illustrators for the second and this paintings? And the the picture right before Yoko Tanji’s, with the jet pack children.

Rasmus Mozahn

Lovely!

whitezero

my gift for Christmas

yonghow

Hina – The red haired girl on the top is by Range Murata, and the 2nd illustration ( with the characters playing musical instruments ) by “絵PON” ( pronounced A-Pon ). The picture with jetpacks is by an artist called Foo Midori.

Ccs

I want to like Range Murata but the costumes he puts really young-looking female characters in creeps me out.

Selena Topham

I’m published in it on the 45 mag of page 172

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