Sunday, March 11, 2012

Kikuo in The New Yorker

Check out the gorgeous details above from a recent illustration by Kikuo for The New Yorker magazine.

I remember the days (the '80s and earlier) when The New Yorker was far too high-falutin' to publish any work in the tradition of Alex Toth. Now, of course, indie comics illustrators are a dime a dozen in the mag. Kikuo's work really stands out, though, for a use of color which is both bold and sensitive, a minimalist line and stark, striking blacks.
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