blog:nattoli, +tag:comiket 79
Chisato Naruse's Drops was released for Comiket 79 and has a rather unique and interesting theme; all of the girls pictured quite literally have water droplets on them. It's something you see often in illustrations, but I never thought about it being the focus of a collection ^^;
Masato @ Takashina has thrown naming conventions to the winds and decided to also call his Comiket 79 release 47PF, as he did his previous Comiket 78 release. Perhaps it's to show that 47PF (Winter 2010) is more or less a continuation of the previous idea, with a random assortment of fashionable girl illustrations from the past year just grouped together.
I don't want to call it a 'comeback' (he's been here for years) but Haritama Hiroki's Comiket 79 release Mile Stone is probably the first illustration collection I've seen from him since his 2004 art book Splendor. Though the works collected in Mile Stone aren't all new, they bridge the gap between between his last publication and the present.
Yoshitoshi Abe's Comiket 79 release, C.H.R 2010 Winter brings together a combination of new illustrations along with Abe's steps taken in making each piece. It's especially interesting because he executes a variety of styles in his collection, from the painted look he's most notable for in Serial Experiments Lain to a sharper anime style.
Fuyuno Haruaki released two illustration collections for Comiket 79, one of which was the earlier reviewed collaboration with Ginta called GAINAX Girl Mix and the other being a collection of original works and today's topic of review, Shoujo Electronica. Several of the illustrations in Shoujo Electronica are quite relevant to the theme, with girls decorated by music, but it's not the only style exercised in the book.
I was very excited to pick up Fuyuno Haruaki and Ginta's Comiket 79 collaboration GAINAX Girl Mix as I was anticipating both Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt goodness inside. And lo and behold, it's there, and in ways much more creative than I imagined.