Blame and so on.

Blame and so on is a book about Nihei Tsutomu art. Nihei became a manga sensation with BLAME! a gothik cyberpunk technologic horror thriller manga. It was followed by Noise, Abara, Biomega and now Lords of Sidonia (currently being published in Japan). He even got a gig in Marvel Comics with Snikt! featuring Wolverine in one of his weirdest adventures and also worked in a HALO comic book.

His body of work is not huge so I was quite surprised when a few years ago I found this art book in  a Kinokuniya shop in Sapporo, so I bought it.

And it was well worth the price.

In the book you can find all color artwork Nihei did for Blame! and also some advertising stuff, some art made for other books (Bitch´s Life, Snikt!, Dead Heads) and even some film work for Hellboy 2 (Guillermo del Toro is one of the people interviewed in the book, but all in japanese).

Also you find his Megalomania work, and it is really outstanding. Nihei is a great artist and he is really quite young, so I am sure he will give us lots of great manga in the future.

A pretty nice 147 pages hardcover book, which I think has gone out of print (first printing was in 2003). So it is expensive to get in Amazon but if you go to Japan you can find it in many second-hand shops (and also in some  “new stuff” retailers) at better prices. If you find it and you like this guy´s crazy stuff, well, I am sure you will do the right thing.