Although he has a non-Japanese name, Jonathon is 100% Japanese. Some people will know that he used to create covers for gay magazine BADI from 1997 to 2001. He mainly draws male portraits with thick and smooth lines on a light background. I was introduced to the artist by Mr. Otsuka who is the owner […]
You may recognize Toru, his illustration has been used for the cover of ‘Dangai Map’, the Japanese gay guide book. His work has also appeared in G-Men, Samson and Sabu. Though gay comics in Japan prefer to depict their heroes in a theatrical manner, Toru creates fantastic pieces of nostalgia and childhood memories with soft […]
Muma has been known to me for a while, but I’ve mainly seen his artworks and not his work in manga. Recently I met him in Tokyo and he showed me through some of his manga which I’m putting up here for you. The main feature of Muma’s are exaggerated bodies, like bodybuilders have. His […]
Gengoroh Tagame has recently wrapped up his ‘Works’ solo exhibition, his first one in Japan. A selection of works from that exhibition have now become available through this site. Check out the Japanese Gay Art page, and check out images 41-57 to see the works available. They are incredible!
The Japanese word “Asobo!” means “Let’s play together!” and it’s often used by children to ask someone, whether familiar or strange, to be their playmates. This “exhibition a.s.o.b.o.” is organized by manga artists, illustrators, and painters known for their work on Japanese gay magazines such as G-men and Badi and gay events’ flyers and posters. […]
I have obtained a 10 print set of the artist Mr. Saimon Yamato whose works got much attention this year during Mardigras. The prints were created in time when he created his works under a different name. These sets are all sold now so it is very difficult to find them. I could get only […]
JIRO took part in my first Mardi Gras in Sydney in 2009. If you take a look at his works you will find that they bring a commercial impression. May be it would be more correctly to say that they look like as if they are being used in advertisments. He has applied his illustration […]
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After 10 weeks in Japan I am now back in Melbourne. A big thank you to Mr. Otsuka, Mr. Tagame, Mr. Fukayuki, Mr. Cho and all the artists who I met while I was there. Thank you for supporting me. Soon I will have my hands on many artworks from new artists to display here, […]
Futa Mikami creates covers for Samson magazine and some people probably know him from that. He is descended from the genre of Hasegawa Sadao and sometimes is called his pupil. Recently he has been using computer graphics and his handpaintings have became very rare. Though he is certainly a talented artist he has never been […]