Satoshi Kon’s Works 1982-2010
Animator and manga artist Satoshi Kon is an important name in the anime world, and his work has gotten even more recognition after his untimely death to pancreatic cancer in 2010. Since then, there has been a plethora of galleries, film series, and art books dedicated to Kon’s work and legacy. However, none of these art books have been released in North America–until now. Satoshi Kon Works 1982-2010 was released in Japan back in 2014 and is finally getting a U.S. release in 2015. The book features 150 illustrations, screenshots, and sketches from all of Kon’s animated films, TV shows, and manga work. Most of the art is taken from One Thousand Years of Memento, an art exhibition that took place shortly after his death at Shinjuku’s Optometry Gallery. We hunted around the Internet to find some decent high quality scans, which you can browse above. You can also preorder the book now from Amazon.