Works – Eguchi Hisashi Art Book Review

Posted By yonghow on August 28th, 2013

“Works” is a collection of illustration pieces by popular Japanese illustrator Eguchi Hisashi, from the period of 1995 to 2008. I previously highlighted his work in the book review for Illustration magazine No.197.

The artist’s style is easily recognizable – very clean, simple line-work filled with flat, bold colors, at times resembling the work of Pop artist Roy Lichenstein, or even some of Moebius’s work.

(above) Poster illustrations for the Japanese shock/gore film Machine Girl. ( Loose socks are pretty much out of fashion now, if you must know )

(above leflt) The artist possess a spectacular color sense, a keen eye for attractive poses and have a knack for capturing the “performances” of the drawn characters.

I picked up this book not just because I found the artist’s work charming, but also because there’s more than a thing or two about illustration/posing/composition one can learn in here. Recommended.

Works – Eguchi Hisashi Art Book details :

- Dimensions – 11.4 x 9.1 x 0.9 inches
- 237 pages
- Softcover
- full color/B&W, in Japanese

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4 Responses to “Works – Eguchi Hisashi Art Book Review”


in a lot of ways, he reminds me of a Japanese version of of Vittorio Giardino. if you are unfamiliar, check him out here:

there is a forthcoming Gaikoku no Oni article on him, so keep your eyes peeled for that.


I’ll be sure to check it out, thank you for your recommendations, always. :]


I had never heard of this artist until I saw your blog post. I was immediately intriqued and added it to my amazon wishlist.

My buddy just gave it to me as a birthday gift.

WOW. Just gorgeous. I love the linework and the colors. Everything is just SO clean. Not a single line wasted. Eguchi is really something else.

Can’t thank you enough for bringing this collection to my attention! I love it!! Gonna pore over every page!


Josh – I’m glad you like his work, enjoy ! :]

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