Leading digital publisher Digital Catapult will sponsor and support Comic Art Tokyo (C..A.T) Festival. CAT Festival takes place on Sunday 31st July, 2016.
Digital Catapult will have a publisher table at the festival as well as sponsor the festival.
They will offer authors and publishers advice on the Japanese territory and show the services they can offer to authors and publishers.
From the Digital Catapult website-
"For Digital Catapult, mission number one is adhering to our commitment to provide an easy-to-use platform that positively maximizes value for rights-holding content creators, content holders and providers such as publishers, while at the same time creating the most memorable experience for the end-user.
Content as we know it today possess that "undiscovered value" , while at the same time the user searches for "undiscovered content". Finding that hidden sweet spot and transforming it into a viable business is what we here at Digital Catapult are all about.
With our sights set on the world stage, we will serve as the launching pad for sharing the rich culture of Japan around the globe. That is the Digital Catapult dream."
On Saturday I popped along to the 'New Zine' Exhibition hosted by Tetsunori Tawaraya @ Fever live house in Shin Daita.
The wall drawing took Tetsunori 4 days to complete will be up for in the venue about 3 weeks. It's in the restaurant area (no charge) so you can go and check it out and have a tasty buritto while you are there.
Here is Tetsunori's description of his latest zine, "from Tetsunori Tawaraya's description:
"Crystal Bone Xchange is where people trade their body parts to money. Shady and sketchy neighborhood. World with pollution air, survival, and contaminated land is full of mutants. Illegal pulmonary drug LSREE is the only solution or we seek for unkown hero."
Tetsunori cites H.P Lovecraft as one of his major influences. He's been making zines and doing live drawing installations for a long time, check out his biography >>>HERE<<<.
For the masters of this book Tetsunori used a method similar to another artist he admires, the Virgil Finlay. Tetsunori used a scratchboard method to score the images onto black plastic, these images were then scanned for the book. The book was printed in Italy by Hollow Press and they did a fantastic job! This a lovely print,silver ink on grippy black paper, further details of the choices are on the Hollow Press website.
Tetsunori says Virgil Finlay's artwork (example above) is a great inspiration to his own creative process.