Katsuhiro Otomo has illustrated the frontispiece of the book that collects some stories written by Natsuo Sekikawa (関川夏央) illustrated by various manga artist such as Hakusan Nobuyuki (白山宣之), Jiro Taniguchi (谷口ジロー), Matsumori Tadashi (松森正), Kazuo Kamimura (上村一夫) and Honma Liu (ほんまりう)
BOOK DETAILS Publisher: Tōkyōsanseisha (東京三世社)
Release date: 1981-VII-10
Number of pages: 208
Size: A5 HardCover
Retail price: ￥980
No matter what I'm writing, I'm always pursued by deadlines, and the closer the deadline, the harder I find it to persuade myself that the drawings are up to scratch. Then, as a reaction, the more I wish I could draw properly... When I feel like that, writing a lengthy piece is an impossibility, so I figure that at any rate I might as well draw something short but in which the pictures are sharp and clear. However, since these stories ran as a serial in a monthly magazine, I found myself once more hounded by deadlines, felt increasingly unable to drawn and came more and more to dislike what I was drawing... These are all Western parodies, but I would like to do some Japanese ones someday.