Akino Kondoh is a Japanese cartoonist who also has a prolific career as an animator, illustrator and painter. His illustrations are suggestive and to view, and in them some graphic themes already present in his comics return, such as "The world of insects".The magical realism of Kondoh's works is nourished by a lively and subtle eroticism, which is expressed in young female figures wrapped in surreal scenarios, where the backgrounds are often composed of repetition of patterns and acid or intense black colors.
Akino Kondoh was born in Chiba in 1980, she has been living in the United States for some years and her works have been exhibited in exhibitions all over the world, from Shanghai to Brussels and New York. In 2018 in Italy one of his manga was published by Coconino Press, entitled The world of insects, a story with a dreamlike atmosphere that seems to take inspiration as much from Alice in Wonderland as from Little Nemo.
Japan, on the other hand, is a land of contrasts: tenderness and obscenity, a dreamlike landscape and merciless reality intertwine, enchanting and expending the imagination of anyone who passes through it, even just between the pages of a book. The manga has always been nourished by these contrasts, and Akino's stories are an extraordinary glue: a bridge between the centenary tradition of the genre and the pop drives of the present.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Joiel
    Oct 31, 2021 @ 12:49:50

    I was impressed by the use of cold tones and the brushstrokes of warmer tones.


  2. Ashley
    Oct 31, 2021 @ 14:08:50

    Wonderful pictures! Thanks for posting this šŸŽ‹šŸ’–šŸ™‹ā€ā™‚ļø


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