This week, I thought I’d take a look at the artist Taiyo Matsumoto. Matsumoto has only 4 works available in English, and the last new work was released over three years ago. But he’s quite an extraordinary artist. His art is heavily influenced by European comics, something you don’t often see among the manga artists available in English, and he uses intricate detail combined with an extremely fluid and heavily fantastic style. His backgrounds in particular are highly original and detailed. His stories are equally fantastic, and the ones available in English range from gritty crime to post-apocalyptic conflict. His series also tend to get released in very nice-looking graphic novel collections
In addition to the three I mention below, there are also 2 volumes of a series called No. 5 available, and a series called Sunny will be appearing in May.