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Junko Mizuno: Mistress Of Creepy Manga



Who better to get you into a Halloween mood than the undisputed Mistress of Creepy Manga, Junko Mizuno?

Moving from Tokyo to San Francisco, Mizuno has become a global sensation, celebrated for her unmistakeable blending of cuteness, creepiness and erotica. Her incredibly strange manga include warped re-tellings of familiar fairytales like Hansel and Gretel or Cinderalla [sic] and her surreal two-volume graphic novel Little Fluffy Gigolo Pelu.

In her exclusive London speaking engagement as part of Comica Festival 2014, Mizuno will be in a Comica Conversation at Foyles in Charing Cross Road with comics artist, publisher and curator Jason Atomic and drawing live, followed by a book signing.

As well as making comics, Mizuno is a multi-media creator producing dazzling paintings, prints, gig posters for bands like Faith No More, Mudhoney and Swans, vinyl figures for Kidrobot and others, animated titles for Jonathan Ross’s BBC TV series Japanorama (below), art books like Hell Babies, even her own versions of Spider-Man, My Little Pony and Swarovski crystal creatures.


The first ever selling exhibition of her originals, prints and other items in London runs at Atomica Gallery, 29 Shorts Gardens, London WC2H 9AP from October 20th to 28th as part of Comica Festival. With thanks to GB Sasakawa Foundation, Brewery Arts Centre Kendal, and Lakes International Comic Art Festival from October 17th to 19th, 2014.

Tickets: £8.00 Book Here!
Where: The Auditorium, Level 6, Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0DT
When: Thursday, October 23, 2014 6.30 for 7.00-8.30pm

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