Freehand Drawing Demonstration & Autograph Session by Katsuya Terada!
One of Japan’s most sought-after illustrators known for the character design of animated film Blood: The Last Vampire, is coming to J-POP SUMMIT Festival – July 27th (Sat) and 28th (Sun)! To celebrate his latest book, “Katsuya Terada 10 Ten: 10 Year Retrospective (published by PIE International),” the artist will hold an autograph session and demonstrate his freehand drawing on a blank wall!
(Supported by Kinokuniya Book Stores of America)
◉ AUTOGRAPH SESSION Date:
July 27th (Sat) 11:30am-1:30pm & July 28th (Sun) 2:00pm-4:00pm Place:
Kinokuniya Booth on Post St. (in front of the NEW PEOPLE building, 1746 Post St.) Tickets: Get an Autograph! Come to the Kinokuniya booth on Post Street 30 minutes before the event and purchase either Katsuya Terada’s new book OR a Kinokuniya gift card (minimum $25) to get a ticket for the autograph! Available only to the first 50 people each day, limited to 1 ticket per person.
◉ FREEHAND DRAWING DEMONSTRATION Date:
July 27th (Sat) 4:00pm-6:00pm Place:
The Kinokuniya Bookstore
(Inside the Kinokuniya Shopping Mall at Post St / Webster St in Japantown, 1st floor).
About KATSUYA TERADA:
Katsuya Terada is a prolific artist and illustrator born in Okayama, Japan. His work varies from illustration to character designs for numerous video games and films. He is probably best known in the United States as the character-designer for the anime film, Blood: The Last Vampire. He has also done work related to American comics, such as Iron Man and Hellboy.
Terada has often defined himself as a “rakugaki” artist, more of a philosophy than a style of drawing, in which one draws a little everywhere, all the time, without thinking too much, and one of his collections of sketches numbers more than 1000 pages. His use of CG tools is also integrated very well into his illustrations, giving his work a vivid and rich appearance. Tarada also points to various influences on his work, particularly European ones, like Jean Giraud (a.k.a. Moebius) and the magazine, Métal Hurlant, which he has said gave him a taste for strong women that are slightly stripped.
“Katsuya Terada 10 Ten: 10 Year Retrospective” (published by PIE International) is a catalogue for his exhibition (held at Kyoto International Manga Museum, Japan in 2013) of his works in the recent decade. The book contains most of the works featured in the exhibition such as mangas, illustrations, as well as preliminary sketches, production drawings, that are around 600 pieces. It will be an ultimate book for Terada’s fans and also a great reference book for illustrators and manga artists.
*The author’s interview is included in the English jacket.