Oyaji – Otomo Katsuhiro + Katsuya Terada Art Book Review

Posted By yonghow on August 17th, 2015

Oyaji - Otomo Katsuhiro + Katsuya Terada Art Book

Oyaji (親父衆) is a collection of comics/drawings from 33 artists featuring their personal artistic interpretations on the subject matter of the “father figure”.

The project is spearheaded by Akira director Otomo Katsuhiro and his collaborator Katsuya Terada, with both of them contributing the most number of art work in the book.

Oyaji - Otomo Katsuhiro + Katsuya Terada Art Book
Oyaji - Otomo Katsuhiro + Katsuya Terada Art Book
Oyaji - Otomo Katsuhiro + Katsuya Terada Art Book
Oyaji - Otomo Katsuhiro + Katsuya Terada Art Book
Oyaji - Otomo Katsuhiro + Katsuya Terada Art Book

This is actually not the first time that Otomo and Terada have worked together on an art book – definitely check out the superb VIVA IL CICLISSIMO!

Oyaji - Otomo Katsuhiro + Katsuya Terada Art Book
Oyaji - Otomo Katsuhiro + Katsuya Terada Art Book
Oyaji - Otomo Katsuhiro + Katsuya Terada Art Book
Oyaji - Otomo Katsuhiro + Katsuya Terada Art Book
Oyaji - Otomo Katsuhiro + Katsuya Terada Art Book
Oyaji - Otomo Katsuhiro + Katsuya Terada Art Book
Oyaji - Otomo Katsuhiro + Katsuya Terada Art Book
Oyaji - Otomo Katsuhiro + Katsuya Terada Art Book
Oyaji - Otomo Katsuhiro + Katsuya Terada Art Book
Oyaji - Otomo Katsuhiro + Katsuya Terada Art Book
Oyaji - Otomo Katsuhiro + Katsuya Terada Art Book

(above) A piece by Tekkon Kinkreet/Ping Pong manga artist Taiyo Matsumoto.

Oyaji - Otomo Katsuhiro + Katsuya Terada Art Book
Oyaji - Otomo Katsuhiro + Katsuya Terada Art Book
Oyaji - Otomo Katsuhiro + Katsuya Terada Art Book

(above) Illustrations by Egushi Hisashi; check out his art book Works.

Oyaji - Otomo Katsuhiro + Katsuya Terada Art Book
Oyaji - Otomo Katsuhiro + Katsuya Terada Art Book

Any new art work or publication by Otomo or Terada is always welcome, and this book is a great bonanza of both with additional art work from many other artists. Highly recommended.

Oyaji – Otomo Katsuhiro + Katsuya Terada Art Book details :

– Dimensions – 10.1 x 7 x 0.8 inches
– Softcover, 229 pages
– Mostly Black & White, in Japanese language

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3 Responses to “Oyaji – Otomo Katsuhiro + Katsuya Terada Art Book Review”

Mfon

Got this a few weeks back. Had been following online for a while now(just the illustrations,can’t read Japanese). Read somewhere the book theme is about fatherhood. Good book with lots of great art and artists. As you said, Otomo and Terada have the bulk of illustrations(not complaining), but other manga greats like Igarashi Daisuke, Taiyo Matsumoto, Hisashi Eguchi, Jiro Matsumoto, Naoki Urasawa and french artists like Nicolas de crecy and Bastien Vives also feature. Highly recommended.

DISTRAKT

Got to buy this one indeed!

yonghow

Mfon – Yep, my biggest interest in the book is for Otomo and Terada, so it’s great that there’s plenty of art work from both of them.