Otomo's ongoing series: APPLE PARADISE was not published this month due to author's circumstances, and the magazine in which it was being serialized published a 16 page Katsuhiro Otomo special instead; collecting works in progress illustrations and sketches of Otomo's illustrations.
MAGAZINE DETAILS Publisher: Kisōtengaisha (奇想天外社)
Release date: 1981-VIII-15
Number of pages: 308
Retail price: ¥590
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.