There was a time when I thought this art book was too expensive. That was more than a decade ago when I was still a student. Not so now.
What I have here is the 23rd edition of Inoue Takehiko Illustrations. I'm glad that it's popular enough for 23 editions.
Fans of Slam Dunk should be familiar with who's on the cover. Yes, this is an art book containing illustrations for Slam Dunk. Most of the illustrations are from the manga book covers and chapter splash pages. There are also a few other paintings that were not found on the manga comic books.
I'm a big fan of Inoue Takehio's ink strokes. Every line is not wasted, every line represents something. That is probably why his characters are unique and style so strong. I love his marker and water paintings too.
Amazon Japan still stocks it, that's if you know enough Japanese get to the checkout page.
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