2019 was an interesting year as my first graphic novel, Pure Trance and my first art book, Hell Babies (new title:Hell Ladies) were both republished around the same time.
The contents are two decades old so they are not sophisticated but it was the time when I was finally finding out my own style so I hope you'll feel the excitement I had while working on them as a young artist.
It would be also fun to compare them to my newer works and see how my art has evolved.
Pure Trance
Originally published in Japan in 1998.
The first softcover English edition was published in 2005.
The new hardcover edition has a new cover art with gold foil stamping.
You can purchase it at the publisher Last Gasp's website and other bookstores online and physical.
It's a dreamy science fiction fantasy — a twisted story of catfights, alien safari adventures, evil experimentation, and a girl who dreams of becoming a pop idol singer.
Hell Ladies
Originally published in Japan in 2001 as Hell Babies.
The new edition has the extra 16 pages of drawings that were included in Hell Babies Upgraded published in 2006.
You can purchase it on amazon and other bookstores online and physical.
The book includes my acrylic paintings from 1998 to 1999, character introductions and a lot of colored ink drawings from around 2000-2001.

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