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●ILLUSTRATED ESSAY● MANJU KOWAI (饅頭こわ) #28


MANJU KOWAI (饅頭こわ) #28
Nagai Gō 「Debiruman」kore ga henshinda!
永井豪「デビルマン」これが変身だ!

Variety (バラエティ) #1
1982-XI-21 | 2 pages | B&W

●MANGA● KIBUN WA MOO SENSOO - HONTO NO SAISHŪ KAI (気分はもう戦争 - ホントの最終回)



KIBUN WA MOO SENSOO - HONTO NO SAISHŪ KAI
(気分はもう戦争 - ホントの最終回)

Weekly Manga Action (週刊漫画アクション)
1981-XI-19 | 19 pages | B&W

Written by Yahagi Toshihiko (矢作俊彦) 
Illustrated by Katsuhiro Otomo (大友克洋)

This story is collected  in the books:
KIBUN WA MŌ SENSŌ [1982 edition]
KIBUN WA MŌ SENSŌ [2000 edition]



●MANGA● BUKI YO SARABA (武器よさらば)



BUKI YO SARABA (武器よさらば)

Young Magazine(ヤングマガジン)
1981-XI-16 | 25 pages | Color & B/W

Collected in the books:
OTOMO KATSUHIRO ANTHOLOGY 1 
KABA OTOMO KATSUHIRO ARTWORK 1971-1989
BUKI YO SARABA


Otomo's note from Anthology's postface

I've got really found memories about writting this story all on my own, without help from any­body. I used 4C, Japan's first video-colouring system, in which I painted the work onto a moni­tor and then photographed the result. The coulours are really high-quality, right? I thought that the splash page wasn't very interesting, so I devised this plan for spicing it up... I started out thinking which pages needed colouring, and which didn't. At the time, Young Magazine didn't seem to mind what I did...

●ILLUSTRATION● Manga Kisōtengai Magazine (マンガ奇想天外) vol.8 cover





Katsuhiro Otomo has drawn the cover illustration of Manga Kisōtengai (マンガ奇想天外) vol.8 as APPLE PARADISE's last chapter is published.

The illustration is collected in the artbook KABA.

●MANGA● ENTAKU NO KISHI(円卓の騎士) -That's Amazing World-


ENTAKU NO KISHI (円卓の騎士) -That's Amazing World-


Just Comic (ジャストコミッ)
1981-XI-1 | 5 pages | B&W

Collected in the book:
OTOMO KATSUHIRO ANTHOLOGY 1 

Otomo's note from Anthology's postface

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.

●ILLUSTRATED ESSAY● MANJU KOWAI (饅頭こわ) #26



MANJU KOWAI (饅頭こわ) #26
Toriyama Akira 「Dr. Slump」 Dodongadon & Niko-chan daiō
鳥山明「Dr.スランプ」ドドンガドン&にこちゃん大王

Variety (バラエティ) #11
1981-IX-21 | 2 pages | B&W