Initially offered only to attendees of the Angoulême International Comics Festival as a limited edition book, where Akira creator Otomo Katsuhiro was awarded the Grand Prix d’Angoulême ( Lifetime achievement ), this tribute art book ( Otomo – A Global Tribute To The Mind Behind Akira ) is now available for all readers around the world to enjoy.
I am not knowledgeable enough to talk about the international artists featured in the book ( besides the observation that the quality of art work is consistently high ), but the Japanese greats are out in full force, with names like Katsuya Terada, Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, Shirow Masamune, Sho-u Tajima, Akihiko Yoshida, Takeyuki Takeka; the list goes on. Even the late Jiro Taniguchi has a contributing piece.
A stunning art book filled with equally amazing illustrations, and a worthy tribute to one of the greatest comic artists of our times. My highest recommendations.
Note : There is also a Japanese edition available with a slightly different page count ( 172 as compared to this book’s 168 ), but the contents should be largely similar.
“”Otomo – A Global Tribute To The Mind Behind Akira” art book details :
– Dimensions – 10.7 x 0.9 x 12.4 inches
– Hardcover, 168 pages.
– Full color, in English language
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