Category Archives: Influences

Junji Ito

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Wether you are a fan of manga or not most horror fans love Junji Ito’s work. I think he has an excellent blend of modern life mixed with Japanese folklore and some serious graphic horror. I haven’t read any of his work that I haven’t liked.

Cat Diary is one of my favourites. While not a horror manga to the extent that Uzumaki is, it’s still a great read. It’s one of his lighter work for sure. He depicts in a satirical fashion how cat owners because possessed and over run but their beloved pets.

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I would love to have a crazy cat like Yon.

Uzumaki and his other is much darker but a fun ride. I found myself scared to death in a crowded room reading through a volume.

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Check it out. You won’t…maybe…regret it.

Kate Clark anyone?

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I’ve never been a fan of taxidermy but I’m digging her work. There’s something eerie and awesome about her “animals.”
What I find especially interesting about her work is she prefers to use animal hide and reconstructs it into human faces. I love it. I don’t want to call it morbid but she definitely makes you question the differences between man and beast.

http://www.kateclark.com

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