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  • 100 Japanese Motion Graphic Creators 2015 ENGLISH-JAPANESE BILINGUAL

    100 Japanese Motion Graphic Creators 2015 ENGLISH-JAPANESE BILINGUAL

    The top 100 creators of the year are featured together with examples of their stunning works in the 10th anniversary edition of Japanese Motion Graphics Creators. This special volume also traces the history of the popular series and includes a chronological table of works from the fields of 'Music Video', 'Commercial', 'Animation', and 'Media Art'. Includes a DVD-ROM with a movie clip from the creators.
    ISBN 9784861009846. BNN.
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    • $69.50
  • 1017: Toinana Art Works (Japanese only, mostly visual)

    1017: Toinana Art Works (Japanese only, mostly visual)

    Toinana is a popular Japanese online game character designer and illustrator. This is the first collection of his work and features 117 outstanding art works from his career so far. This book would appeal to his fans, game lovers, and those who are interested in character design.
    ISBN 9784756248800. Pie Books.
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    • $39.95
  • 15 Years of Media Arts 1997-2011 (Japanese Only. 50% visual, 50% text)

    15 Years of Media Arts 1997-2011 (Japanese Only. 50% visual, 50% text)

    A survey of 15 years of digital art in Japan, looking at media art, anime, manga, video games, motion graphics and the Internet.
    ISBN 9784861008177. BNN.
    available
    • $55.00
  • 75 Years of Marvel. From the Golden Age to the Silver Screen

    75 Years of Marvel. From the Golden Age to the Silver Screen


    ISBN 9783836548458. TASCHEN.
    reprinting
    • $350.00
  • About Illustrations and Character Design (Japanese only)

    About Illustrations and Character Design (Japanese only)

    Chiharu Sakazaki has created many successful Japanese characters and mascots. This book shows her illustration techniques, character making process and working style through many of her famous illustrations. Not just for illustrators or people who want to become an illustrator, but also for anyone who wants to know more about character design in commercial applications. Japanese only.
    ISBN 9784861007439. BNN.
    reprinting
    • $35.00
  • Alex Pardee: Doppelgangers

    Alex Pardee: Doppelgangers

    Zerofriends co-founder Alex Pardee returns with a collection of some of the most horrifying and iconic characters of film, video games and comics with Doppelgangers. The monograph displays a parade of serial killers, demons, aliens and psychopaths, from early film monsters in melancholy black and white to modern horrors captured in full bloody colour. The freaks of cult classics rub shoulders with the slick killers of modern blockbusters, all captured with Pardee's signature deranged style and a sense of childlike delight. Nostalgia and terror mix with the blood, guts and slime that drip from the collection's pages, but above all, Pardee's tongue-in-cheek humour shines through, with incompetent space villains and men with scissors for hands rubbing shoulders with mutating aliens, erudite cannibals, and a healthy assortment of axe murderers, demons, evil clowns and murderous tomatoes. In Doppelgangers, Pardee invites us to get cozy with the evil twins and dark doubles of pop culture.
    ISBN 9781584235736. Gingko Press.
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    • $47.50
  • Alice Under Ground NEW EXTENDED ED

    Alice Under Ground NEW EXTENDED ED

    Alice Under Ground is a travel journal with notes and sketches on the inhabitants of Wonderland. A bestiary compiled with the gaze of a Victorian naturalist, simultaneously passionate about insects, skeletons, ghosts and photography. It's a journey among underground inhabitants seen from a slightly macabre personal perspective, an outsider's viewpoint, where Alice too becomes an underground dweller, perfectly at home in that reverse world which is supposed to astonish her. Stefano Bessoni, Rome-based film-maker, teaches imaginative and visionary film direction at the Griffith Academy in Rome.
    ISBN 9788857607603. Logos Illustrati.
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    • $37.50
  • Alive Character Design: for Games, Animation and Film

    Alive Character Design: for Games, Animation and Film


    ISBN 9780956288073. Gingko Press.
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    • $52.50
  • Art of Asura

    Art of Asura

    Enter the world of Asura with this magnificent new source book for players and game designers alike. This popular online game, which incorporates aspects of classic Chinese mythology and literature such as Journey to the West to create a rich role-playing experience, also provides material inspiration for artists. The results are stunning, with incredible artwork by such legends as Yang Qi depicting the characters and landscapes of this fantastic realm. More than just an art book, it includes a summary of the game's storyline, as well as descriptions of the heroes, geography, denizens and history of Asura D complemented by personal stories from the creative team themselves. Features preface and comments by such industry luminaries as Adrian Smith, Cecil Kim, Ma Zhi Xiong and Jin Hezai.
    ISBN 9789810976309. Gingko Press.
    out of print
    • $87.50
  • Art of Baron Yoshimoto, the (English-Japanese bilingual))

    Art of Baron Yoshimoto, the (English-Japanese bilingual))

    Drawing from Baron Yoshimoto’s vast collection of over 120 works, ranging from Gekiga (comics aimed at adult audiences with a dramatic and cinematic style and more mature themes) and illustrations to paintings on paper and canvas, this book serves as an introduction to the illustrator's 60-year career. For the first time ever, this book collects Yoshimoto’s works from the 1980s created in the United States.Works from exhibitions under the name “Ryu Manji” in the 1990s and works from Yoshimoto’s live drawing event done in collaboration with Katsuya Terada are showcased, as well. As a Gekiga illustrator and a painter, readers will enjoy Baron Yoshimoto’s life and work from various aspects. A rare and important interview with Katsuya Terada is included as a special feature.
    ISBN 9784756251718. Pie Books.
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    • $67.50
  • Art of Grasshopper Manufacture, The

    Art of Grasshopper Manufacture, The

    This specialised title is the first to present the complete works of Japanese video game developer, Grasshopper Manufacturer. The Art of Grasshopper Manufacturer showcases the company's visuals for most of their games, which include Lollipop Chainsaw, Killer 7, and No More Heroes. Director of Grasshopper, Goichi Suda (aka SUDA51), is known internationally for his original and imaginative style.
    ISBN 9784756245861. Pie Books.
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    • $60.00
  • Art of Munashichi, the (English-Japanese bilingual)

    Art of Munashichi, the (English-Japanese bilingual)

    Munashichi is an illustrator who became popular drawing steampunk-like fantasy worlds with an overwhelming finesse and detail. This book showcases Munashichi’s illustration works, concept images for games and anime series, original works and newly drawn illustrations just for this book. Gigantic, sky-high buildings, deeply extended caverns, complexly crossed pipes, factory scenes, abandoned places and nostalgic townscapes are themes commonly seen in Munashichi’s illustrations. Munashichi is well known in the anime and gaming industry for the concept design of the acclaimed video game Tales of Zestiriaand and Tales of Berseria, and the concept artwork for the anime television series Princess Principals.
    ISBN 9784756252197. Pie Books.
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    • $49.95
  • Art of Posuka Demizu, The (Japanese-English bilingual)

    Art of Posuka Demizu, The (Japanese-English bilingual)

    Posuka Demizu is a rising star among manga artists with a new title, The Promised Neverland, running in the manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump in Japan. This first collection of Posuka's work features outstanding art works from his career so far, along with new illustrations created especially for this edition. Readers will appreciate seeing Posuka's vibrant characters and compositions rendered in his characteristically precise style, gathered together for the first time in a single volume.
    ISBN 9784756248763. Pie Books.
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    • $49.95
  • Art of Sakura Kinoshita (Japanese only, mostly visual)

    Art of Sakura Kinoshita (Japanese only, mostly visual)

    This art collection showcases all of Sakura Kinoshita’s illustrated works from her famous manga including “The Mythical Detective Loki”, “tactics”, and her newest comic “Daughter who is in love, won’t call me 'Papa'”. This collection also contains over 100 pages of character design illustrations created for the phone-based video game “The Thousand Noble Musketeers”. This rich art collection of Sakura Kinoshita is sure to be equally inspiring to Kinoshita fans and those who are new to her distinctive illustrated works.
    ISBN 9784756251565. Pie Books.
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    • $57.50
  • Art of Shichigoro, The

    Art of Shichigoro, The

    This is the first collection of shichigoro-shingo's digital paintings, encompassing both his personal and commercial works. Shichigoro-shingo, an emerging artist based in Tokyo, is gaining a reputation worldwide for his illustration work. In 2015, he attracted attention for eye-catching contributions to a TV commercial for Tokyo Mode Gakuen, a design school in Japan, and also held a solo exhibition in Russia. Other recent work includes cover art for Clarkesworld Magazine (nominated for the Chesley Award 2016 for Best Cover Illustration) and a brand new Sci-Fi short story collection by Caroline M. Yoachim (Fairwood Press) in the US. He has also collaborated with Australian apparel company Black Milk Clothing.
    ISBN 9784756248770. Pie Books.
    reprinting
    • $47.50
  • Art of Tomida Tomomi, the: Romantic Toybox (Japanese only, mostly visual)

    Art of Tomida Tomomi, the: Romantic Toybox (Japanese only, mostly visual)

    Tomida Tomomi's first published collection draws from about 100 works across a range of genres, from popular online games, TCG, Otome games, CD character designs, Japanese fantasy, Japanese gothic, Ikemen, beautiful girl, beautiful warrior, magical girl, knight, swordsman, wind god, thunder god, inari shrine, kimono, military, retro, gothic, fantasy and more.
    ISBN 9784756250926. Pie Books.
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    • $40.00
  • Art of Yoco, the: For Eternity and a Second (Japanese only mostly visual)

    Art of Yoco, the: For Eternity and a Second (Japanese only mostly visual)

    The Art of Yoco presents the works of Japanese illustrator Yoco. Yoco is an illustrator working in the Boys' Love (BL) genre, a Japanese form of novel that focuses on homoerotic romantic or sexual relationships between male characters. This is the first book to collect his illustrations, and includes some original works. Yoco is one of the up-and-coming illustrators who is gaining popularity on Social Media and is highly praised among the BL community.
    ISBN 9784756252104. Pie Books.
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    • $45.00
  • Art of Yogisya, the: Fantasy Illustrations From An Enchanted Bookshop (Japanese only, mainly visual)

    Art of Yogisya, the: Fantasy Illustrations From An Enchanted Bookshop (Japanese only, mainly visual)

    This book is a collection of Yogisya’s imaginary book cover illustrations of classic fairytales by Andersen and Grimm, novels by Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe, Through the Looking Glass, One Thousand and One Nights, tales from folklore and even an opera by Giuseppe Verdi. The illustrations are taken from Pie Books’s popular web series by Yogisya, in which she plays the role of an illustrator who travels through time to many places and illustrates the cover art of a famous classic masterpiece. This book contains all artworks from the web series but also some original illustrations as additional special content. Immerse yourself in Yogisya’s unique, delicate, deep, beautiful and bewitching artworks
    ISBN 9784756249906. Pie Books.
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    • $42.50
  • B: The Beginning Artworks (English edition)

    B: The Beginning Artworks (English edition)

    This is the definitive art book of 'B the Beginning', a popular Japanese animation series produced by Production I.G and directed by Kazuto Nakazawa that premiered on Netflix in 2018. This book collects never-before-seen production materials from B the Beginning, the first season, such as character model sheets, story boards, still images, rough background illustrations, and layout drawings, all of which will sure to be treasure trove for hardcore fans and would be illustrators.The text is translated into English but the original Japanese handwriting (instructions) remain on the layout and story board.
    ISBN 9784756251862. Pie Books.
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    • $49.95
  • Beautiful Scenes from a Fantasy World (Japanese-English bilingual)

    Beautiful Scenes from a Fantasy World (Japanese-English bilingual)

    A beautiful collection of fantasy scenes from popular anime, manga and game creators. The fantasy illustrations in this collection are beyond your wildest imaginings and will surprise and inspire all kinds of art lovers. It might even make you look at the world differently after reading it. The works featured in this title are by 32 well-known Japanese creators, illustrators and animators.
    ISBN 9784756249661. Pie Books.
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    • $55.00
  • Best Masterpieces of 100 Eshi Vol. 3

    Best Masterpieces of 100 Eshi Vol. 3

    This third volume in the Masterpieces of 100 Eshi series presents the latest illustrative work to emerge from all fields of Japanese pop culture, including manga, anime, and video games.
    ISBN 9784802510592. BNN.
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    • $47.50
  • Best of Bishonen (Japanese-English bilingual)

    Best of Bishonen (Japanese-English bilingual)

    This title is the most up-to-date art collection of 'bishonen' (beautiful boys), an aesthetic that is popular with girls and women in Japan. Best of Bishonen showcases the work of 79 artists, among them sought-after illustrators from popular online games such as Touken Ranbu or Vocaloid PV. Featured illustrators include Shishunnki, Suzuki Jiro, Naoe Marimo, Nao Tsukiji, Fuji Mitsuya, Toinana, Aomiya Kara Shikimi and Nagarenaitessyu. Five artists also present new works exclusively for this book.
    ISBN 9784756247223. Pie Books.
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    • $47.50
  • Birthday Wonderland: the Official Design Material Book (Japanese only, mostly visual)

    Birthday Wonderland: the Official Design Material Book (Japanese only, mostly visual)

    The official reference book for Birthday Wonderland, a Japanese anime film based on a 1981 novel, and directed by award-winning director Keiichi Hara. This book is the definitive design material book collecting character profiles, rough sketches, and all sorts of sample designs such as background, buildings, machines and props, giving you a detailed behind-the-scenes look at the visual development artworks of this animation. With visual design by Instagram sensation Ilya Kuvshinov.This is the only official reference book available and will be appreciated not just by anime and manga fans, but also by people who want to learn the process of how animations are made.The visual design, including character design, of the film was conceived by Ilya Kuvshinov, the illustrator of the bestselling title “Momentary: The Art of Ilya Kuvshinov”.
    ISBN 9784756251978. Pie Books.
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    • $49.95
  • Bouquet of A Thousand Flowers, A: The Art of Senbon Umishima (Japanese only, mostly visual)

    Bouquet of A Thousand Flowers, A: The Art of Senbon Umishima (Japanese only, mostly visual)

    This fascinating art collection showcases the works of illustrator, animator and manga artist, Senbon Umishima, including the artist’s anime characters, landscapes, and selections from her own original manga stories. In addition to her illustrations, Umishima worked as animation director for She & Her Cat, the first animated work by the award-winning animator Macoto Shinkai, and has contributed to The Heroic Legend of ARSLAN and other anime series. Umishima’s drawings are known for the way they illustrate body movement beautifully, while also expressing a sense of sentimentality—a unique style that has inspired the artist’s more than a hundred thousand followers on Twitter. This title is sure to be equally inspiring to Umishima fans and those who are new to her distinctive illustrated works.
    ISBN 9784756249883. Pie Books.
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    • $47.50
  • Boys Illustrations: Inspired by the Night Parade of One Hundred Demons (Japanese only, mostly visual)

    Boys Illustrations: Inspired by the Night Parade of One Hundred Demons (Japanese only, mostly visual)

    In this title, 30 Japanese illustrators from the manga, anime and video game industries combine the art of drawing cute boys with that of terrifying yokai monsters and demons. Inspiration comes from both the traditional Edo-era trend of yokai illustration and more contemporary and scandalous style of boys and young men as handsome sex symbols. All illustrations were commissioned specifically for this collection.
    ISBN 9784756250018. Pie Books.
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    • $39.50
  • CG Characters: From Sketch to Finish

    CG Characters: From Sketch to Finish

    A guidebook for character designers who wish to develop or improve their skills through experimentation. The creative process is illuminated with step-by-step concept sketches and illustrations by leading designers, providing a key to the creation of successful art works. Includes in-depth interviews with more than forty digital artists from around the world.
    ISBN 9781908175397. Gingko Press.
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    • $69.50
  • CG Galaxy Volume 1

    CG Galaxy Volume 1

    From the producers of the highly successful Fantasy+ series comes this brand new title focusing on the artwork of Chinese CG art masters. Volume 1 launches the series with a celebration of the best character and scene design for 2D and 3D games. Interviews provide insight into the challenges of the media and background stories to some of the featured artworks.
    ISBN 9781908175090. Gingko Press.
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    • $60.00
  • CG Galaxy Volume 2

    CG Galaxy Volume 2

    The popularity of machine rendering in animation and video game design has been on the rise for decades, giving way to a new generation of artists eager to showcase their talents and share their obsessions. East meets West in this volume presenting the best of mechanized art from the West, Japan, and China.
    ISBN 9781908175250. Gingko Press.
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    • $69.50
  • CG Scenes: From Sketch to Finish

    CG Scenes: From Sketch to Finish

    This book reveals the many layers of scene design for stories and games with step-by-step illustrations, and the crucial initial sketches created in the process of developing unique concepts. Over forty top digital artists engaged in scene design for cinema, gaming, and animation are featured within.
    ISBN 9781908175427. Gingko Press.
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    • $69.50
  • Character Design Now (Japanese, part English)

    Character Design Now (Japanese, part English)

    Animated characters in design can appeal to a mass audience effectively and can convey an essential message of products or services. Now in 2014, we present more practical ideas for designers on how to make the most of a character's power. This time it is not the characters but the graphics, such as advertisements, products, tools or however the characters are arranged, that are mainly featured. A great reference for designers and planners.
    ISBN 9784756245229. Pie Books.
    reprinting
    • $80.00
  • Color Me Manga Graffiti

    Color Me Manga Graffiti

    A colouring book with drawings by Japanese female graffiti artist Shiro. Her cute and funny characters and graffiti styles appeal to children as well as to the young at heart. Shiro's cheerful mix of hip-hop flavour and manga-inspired characters offers inspiration in fun colouring designs for people of all ages.
    ISBN 9783937946429. From Here to Fame.
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    • $15.95
  • Comic Mix Design (Japanese, part English)

    Comic Mix Design (Japanese, part English)

    Comic Mix Design collects appealing graphic design works that feature manga and anime. Recently in Japan, many well-known public companies and government agencies are increasingly using manga and animation in promotional material to convey complex ideas in a simple and effective way. A great resource for graphic designers to discover fresh and inspiring new designs.
    ISBN 9784756245991. Pie Books.
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    • $59.50
  • Cool Japan design: Inspired Graphics of Japanese Manga, Animation and Game

    Cool Japan design: Inspired Graphics of Japanese Manga, Animation and Game

    This publication explores the Japanese pop cultures that make a strong impact to international interest, such as video games, manga, animation and so on. Originally, these contents only sparked the interest of a small fanbase. To expand their market, these objects became 'well-designed', and not only for the dedicated fan but also for a more general audience. This book features many kinds of book designs, shop tool designs, advertising designs, CD/DVD jacket designs, and novelty designs with Japanese manga, animation and video game characters.
    ISBN 9784756242570. Pie Books.
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    • $52.50
  • Cosplay: Made in Japan

    Cosplay: Made in Japan


    ISBN 9784905156086. Gingko Press.
    out of print
    • $60.00
  • Dark and Fetish Art (English and Japanese bilingual)

    Dark and Fetish Art (English and Japanese bilingual)

    Following "Erotica in Japanese Contemporary Art I & II", the third title in the series on contemporary Japanese erotica showcases a range of dark and fetish art by 40 contemporary fetish artists from around the world. Ranging from illustration to body art to sculpture and dolls, this must-have title for fans of the grim and gothic captures perfectly the rich and glamorous decadence and beauty of this genre.
    ISBN 9784756250384. Pie Books.
    reprinting
    • $70.00
  • Dark Stories by Dark Artists

    Dark Stories by Dark Artists

    The artists brought together in this book can attest to the truly transformative process of creating artwork that deals with the darkest elements of human nature in both oneself and other creatures. These pieces can be gruesome or bizarre, but they are always truthful, powerful, and incredibly imaginative. The artworks within this stunning title utilize a diversity of mediums. Ultimately personal, this collection draws together influential artists from around the world and asks each of these artists to reveal their own dark stories, and then create fresh artwork inspired by those autobiographical tales.
    ISBN 9781908175298. Gingko Press.
    out of print
    • $47.50
  • Draw Your Own Comic Book

    Draw Your Own Comic Book

    The activity book Draw Your Own Comic Book! is full of blank squares and speech bubbles of different sizes, waiting for you to release your imagination and create your own fun and exciting stories. Draw and colour your squares to give your stories life. You can fill the hundred pages with one long, continuous series or many short action-packed strips. This is the perfect source of inspiration for creative children and young people with their heads full of ideas.What are you waiting for? Get your markers and create your own cartoon!
    ISBN 9789188369284. Dokument Press.
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    • $21.95
  • Dreaming Girls: Art Collection of Makoto Takahashi (Japanese only)

    Dreaming Girls: Art Collection of Makoto Takahashi (Japanese only)

    Makoto Takahashi is a prominent Japanese artist whose illustrations of young girls with big eyes were very popular among young girls in Japan in the 1960s and 1980s. Released to celebrate Takahashi's 60th anniversary, this book is a comprehensive guide to the artist's work which is influenced by Art Deco and typical of Japanese manga drawings.
    ISBN 9784756243805. Pie Books.
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    • $56.50
  • Erotica in Japanese Contemporary Art II (Japanese-English bilingual)

    Erotica in Japanese Contemporary Art II (Japanese-English bilingual)

    Following the success of Japanese Erotica in Contemporary Art, this second volume showcases even more cutting-edge underground artwork by 50 Japanese artists. New categories such as "Fetish Photography", "Steampunk", "Hyperrealism" and "Decadence Photography" introduce the latest pre-occupations of Japanese erotic and fantasy artists, pushing the limits of the first volume by presenting ever more surreal, grotesque and gothic themes - while retaining an uncanny beauty.
    ISBN 9784756247537. Pie Books.
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    • $70.00
  • Eternal: Ilya Kuvshinov Illustration Works (English/Japanese bilingual)

    Eternal: Ilya Kuvshinov Illustration Works (English/Japanese bilingual)

    Following the worldwide success of Momentary, this second illustration artwork collection from Ilya Kuvshinov presents over 300 new artworks the artist posted on social media, which were created after Momentary was published. The book also includes some of Ilya’s commercial works. This talented illustrator, who was influenced by many Japanese artists, now has 1.5 million followers worldwide on Instagram, and is established as an influencer of other illustrators around the world.
    ISBN 9784756252357. Pie Books.
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    • $47.50
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