TOKYO_Grand_Guignol 1984 flyer
illustration: suehiro maruo
This is Nico for ya!
So, today’s my last day as an intern here at the lovely and resilient Vertical Inc. Now that my time here is over, I must say that it’s felt rather short. I entered this company in September as a wee 21 year old whose head was always found in a manga or graphic novel and now I leave an almost…
So our cover for UTSUBORA was approved by Ms Nakamura and her editors at Ohta Books!
Expect to see the full jacket in the coming weeks, but this is a first look at the front cover. According to the notes we received, Ms. Nakamura was struck by how the white background made the characters look like homunculi.
I have to say this was my favorite of the three designs we submitted. I agree, the white makes her skin really stand out. The eyes are also even more impressive as they provide the only bit of “color” to the image. And I love how you can really see Nakamura’s stroke-work in the hair now.
The back has more character art and the spine is kinda cool.
Let me know if you’d like to see the other submitted designs. And I’ll check if we can share them with you all.