Yume No Kaseki (Dream Fossil) is a collection of 15 short manga stories by the late anime director Kon Satoshi ( Paprika, Perfect Blue, Tokyo Godfathers ), including his debut work in Young Magazine, a sci-fiction piece titled “Carve”. (see 1st & 2nd panels below.)
As a protege of Otomo Katsuhiro (Akira), Kon Satoshi’s illustration and storytelling style shows a palpable influence from his mentor, but through the years he slowly developed his own unique “voice”, often utilizing themes that carry a strong association with dreams and imagination.
(above & below) Some rare painted pages; the choice of a rather subdued color palette bears resemblance to that of Otomo’s, who in turned is strongly influenced by the legendary Moebius.
To see more of Kon Satoshi’s colored illustration works, check out this art book. The cover illustration used for Yume No Kaseki can also be found in this book.
A must have volume for fans of Kon Satoshi. I do not yet know of any plans to release this in English, but the sheer quantity of Kon Satoshi art work (424 pages) collected in here is still worth the price of the book, IMHO.
Yume No Kaseki – Kon Satoshi Manga details :
– Dimensions – 8.3 x 5.9 x 1.3 inches
– 424 pages
– Soft cover
– B&W, in Japanese
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