Monday, May 30, 2011

Edogawa Rampo and others as Illustrated by Suehiro Maruo

Imo Mushi

Suehiro Maruo Imo Mushi front cover

Suehiro Maruo Imo Mushi manga

Suehiro Maruo Imo Mushi inside pages

Lunatic Lovers

Suehiro Maruo Lunatic Lovers front cover

Suehiro Maruo Lunatic Lovers inside pages

Suehiro Maruo Lunatic Lovers SIGNED (inset)

Random viciousness



Suehiro Maruo Poster 1

Like a mix of Max Ernst's cut-up work, Salvador Dali, and Francis Bacon, only more imaginative and energetic than any and all of them in my opinion. Even so these aren't the best quality of pictures nor my favorites of his work. Scour the internet for his name, or better yet, buy one or more of his books, and you'll see what I am talking about.


Robert Adam Gilmour said...

I've only read a few Maruo books and my favorite by far was Laughing Vampire.

This is the most extensive gallery I know of his work...
...The second link has several pages, some of it very grueling early porn of his.

Robert Adam Gilmour said...

I dont know about more imaginative than Dali, but I think he is generally more pleasing to the eye.

Marcel Ruijters said...

The Laughing Vampire is great, so is Midori. Maruo's esthaetic is so refreshingly original, it comes as a shock. I would like to know more about his way of constructing a story. He seems to play with certain images from classic horror movies, but then this would not work out in the hands of anyone less talented and become a total mess. He has control over his scenarios in a way that is beyond me.

Aeron said...

I posted high resolution scans of his work a few months ago here -

Marcel Ruijters said...

That is a fine collection you have there Aeron, I have checked them not long after your posting. I love the graphic finesse. To me, it holds a fascinating game between attraction and detachment. And thank god Maruo's work is not "kawai". He draws normal faces amid all the madness.