I’ve loved Junko Mizuno for many years. She’s a Japanese manga-ka (comic artist), and is absolutely fabulous. She’s got a very bold style, like the illustrations and fonts prevalent in 70s American pop culture. But she’s creepy! Zombies and flesh-eating mermaids, nudity (cartoonish and, therefore, quite bizarre), and blood. Cartoonish blood. People have called her gothy, but I consider her more of a dark satirist. C’mon, seriously, a zombie prince charming you have to die to see perform in concert? How do people not get that? I may be wrong about this, but really, I don’t think so. To me, it seems like she’s having a bit of fun with scenarios she finds silly or unreal. But, anyway, I’ll stop yakkin’ now. Go check her out; I command you. Foo.
February 26, 2011