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Shintaro Kago (born in Tokyo 1969), is a Japanese guro manga artist.
Shintaro Kago's style has been called "fashionable paranoia".
He has been published in several adult manga magazines, gaining him considerable popularity.
Many of his manga have strongly satirical overtones, and deal with grotesque subjects such as extreme sex, scatology and body modification.
He has also written Sci-Fi non-guro manga, most notably Super-Conductive Brains Parataxis for Weekly Young Jump.
Many of his shorts are experimental and bizarre.
He frequently breaks the fourth wall, and he likes to play with the page layout in extreme ways, mostly for comedic effect.
On April 4, 2006 an exhibition of his works, called Unsanitary Condition Exhibition (Fueisei Hakurankai) was opened.
Similarly, in the same month the first edition of his personal movie convention called Shit Film Festival (Unko Eigasai) was held by him.
From September 3–15, 2007, the Vanilla Gallery in Tokyo held another exhibition of his works,
called Unsanitary Festival in the Cool of the Night (Noryo fueisei matsuri).
Kago Shintaro has been invited for a new exhibition outside Japan: Unsanitary Hong Kong Exhibition at CIA (Culture Industries Association)
Most recently, his work as been seen as preview material for the newest Flying Lotus release You're Dead!,
set to come out October 7, 2014 in the US (October 6 in the UK) via Warp (record label).
He also designed the album's cover artwork and provided illustrations for each of the album's songs, which are featured on the inner sleeves of the vinyl album.
In Lucca Comics and Games 2014 he won the prestigious italian award "Gran Guinigi" as best short comic, with
"Uno scontro accidentale sulla strada per andare a scuola può portare a un bacio?" (Hikari Edizioni)
The main works (Comic)
"Shine! Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere"
"Notebook of Murder and Killing"
"Super-Conductive Brains Parataxis"
"Anamorphosis no Meiju"
Gabriel Delmas (born in 1973) is a contemporary artist whose work is in perpetual metamorphosis. He
refuses the boundaries between arts and intervenes in many media: painting, etching, video, photography,
installations, comics, illustration, writing, graphism...
He learned drawing with his father practicing in the museums of Antiquities, and the color, variations of
light in landscapes, with his grandfather, in the South of France where Cézanne, Matisse, Renoir, Dunoyer de
Segonzac are often mentionned. As a teenager, he began to practice painting, influenced by the
expressionism of Chaîm Soutine. He takes the habit of living by night, making graffitis or walking through
suburban areas to write under orange light. He wants to be a painter and a poet.He spends his days reading
poetry and writing.
In addition to his studies at the University in Modern Literature, Art History, and Philosophy of Art, he
follows drawing classes at the Académie de Dessin and at Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He also learns the pictorial
techniques in various workshops, including a workshop of painting restoration. Then, he enters the École
Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris where his favourite disciplines are painting, drawing,
etching, photography, and video. He enrols in a post-graduation program in interactivity and at the same
time, he begins his professional career as an Illustrator for anatomy charts and as a graphic designer for
publishing houses. He haunts the natural history museums and their storerooms as well as the museums of
Anatomy and dissection rooms. There, he fills his notebooks with drawings. He also creates works of video
Art, photographs, art CD-ROMs ("Disparitions") and paintings. His video installation "X-infestation" runs in
France, then in Europe and Asia. Viviane Hamy asks him to take photos for some covers of novels she
publishes. For the creation of the book-object “Je crache sur le Christ inné” (Abstèmes & Bobance Editions),
after unpublished poetry by Antonin Artaud, he makes an engraving on wood and several drawings. An
exhibition of his works takes place at the gallery La Hune Brenner in 2001.
Strongly influenced by métal hurlant, and fascinated by Corben, Liberatore, or Druillet, he decides to draw
comic books. From then, he'll constantly keep on developing his unconventional vision of this artistic
medium, based on an instinctive narrative.
With its punk, metal or Gothic atmosphere, his first book, “Le Psychopompe” is published by Éditions
Delcourt (2002). It's a free work, at the crossroads of comics and underground francophone graphic novels,
taking over the legacy of the counterculture in a dark and poetic manner. Le psychopompe becomes a cult
album for fans of Satanism and vampirism. With Vampyr Draco Maleficus Imperator (Tournon, 2004), he
uses his experimental video experience to bring forward a free narrative and strong rhythm breaks.
Hailed by comics critics, his work is recognized by many artists. In February 2005, Tournon publishes Le
Mouton-chien manchot, a macabre and burlesque black-and-white tale. Then he takes an even more
experimental path with Grangousiers (Tournon 2005), a huge and silent 672-pages book. He also
collaborates with various authors (Patrick Pion, Robin Recht, Yacine Elghorri, Joseph Lacroix, David Calvo) or
editors : Les Humanoïdes Associés, Delcourt, Tournon, Quadrants… In 2005, in Essaouira, Morocco, he
writes a long poem in prose entitled "the Kingdom of heaven" in a room on the roof of the Beaurivage
hotel. It will be published as a blog on internet.
Provocative and ironic, he often chooses not to follow the trends, and to maintain his independence
(Orycteropus, 2006). Some graphics books are distributed in the street in the form of photocopies. Others
are published online. “Ils sont parmi nous", a combination of photographs and strange texts, is his first
collection of poems (Tournon, 2008). He writes a fantastic fairy tale 'Alianore' for film Director Victor
Jacquier (published by Les Presses Littéraires 2010, under the pseudonym Gabriel Bassian).
He then creates his rock band "Elagabal" where he composes and plays the electric guitar. The first album
'Entheogenic Electromuses' reveals a down tempo, dark and psychedelic music.
Then follow two major graphic novels: 'Vorax' (written by David Calvo) and “Seigneur Venin” (under the
latinate pseudonym Gabbarel Dalmatius). He spends his days reading, learning computer langages,
passionate by the networks and linux. In 2015, he decided to learn sanskrit.
Today, he focuses mainly on his work as a painter.
Lorenzo Baroni, born in Rome on the 13th of November 1994.
Leaving behind five years of high school, I attend the course of Illustration at the IED (Istituto Europeo di Design) in my home city from 2013 to 2016, the year I graduated with the creation of "Oltremondo".
I currently write and illustrate under the pseudonym of LaurenceEngraver, creating the series that will thrill us for the next years. Its name is "Aberration" and it will be published by Hollow Press.
Paolo Bacilieri (Verona, 1965) works in comics World since 1982. His character-alter ego is Zeno Porno, Disney scriptwriter and ex Cia agent, whose adventures are told in Zeno Porno and in La magnifica desolazione. Among is most alternative works Barokko, Durasagra – Venezia Über Alles, The Supermaso Attitude, Phonx.
In 2012 published Sweet Salgari (best italian comic at Treviso Comic Book Festival 2012) and Fun in 2014. For Sergio Bonelli Editore he drew and wrote stories of Napoleone and Jan Dix, he drew the comic Sul pianeta perduto, and the Speciale Dampyr #9 (Gli studenti della scuola nera). In 2014 realizes the team-up Napoleone-Dylan Dog, with Carlo Ambrosini for Dylan Dog Color Fest #12. Winner in 2002 of Award A.N.A.F.I. as best drawer and Award Gran Guinigi as best complete author at Lucca Comics & Games 2006.
Spugna, born in 1989. Italian Illustrator and comic artist, his first graphic novel "una Brutta storia" published in Italy won the Premio Boscarato as "best emerging author" at Treviso Comic Book Festival 2015. In 2015 he self-published the Artbook "The Book of Heads".He's Art Director and member of the "Lucha Libre Magazine" collective, an italian Indipendent small press project. He's now working on his new graphic novel, "The Rust Kingdom" that will be published by Hollow Press for Lucca Comics festival in 2017.