Yokoyama’s sketchbook reflects a distinctive style and stance that is so difficult to find these days, and though the work is several decades old, it’s more than refreshing if you like scifi hardware and design.
In many ways, I categorise Shaun Tan in the same way I would Haruki Murakami – their work is both multi faceted and almost abstract
My second exploration into Akira was always going to end about halfway though (a situation to be remedied), so diving into the full story was naturally only ever going to deliver half the experience.
I was not what you call a classic ‘comic book’ fan as a kid and never got into the whole DC or Marvel super hero thing.
The chap had a book of spaceship illustrations that he was using as inspiration and I was so besotted with it he let me borrow it for a while…