Baby Boom (excerpts)

Japanese art comics icon Yūichi Yokoyama pushes the basic codes of manga so far that his work enters alien territory. In books like Travel, geometrically rendered speedlines take center stage. In Baby Boomfirst published in Japan by Īsuto Puresu in 2009, his abstraction yields, instead, casual full-color marker drawings that express gently humorous vignettes about a vaguely parental relationship.

Please read all images in sequence from right to left. Artwork courtesy of Éditions Matière.

Jardin Public
Jardin Public 01
Jardin Public 02
Jardin Public 02
Chewing Gum
Chewing Gum
 
Distributeur
Distributeur

Yūichi Yokoyama was born in 1967 in Miyazaki, Japan, and currently lives and works in a Tokyo suburb. He received his MFA in oil painting from Musashino Art University in 1990 and has been active as a manga artist since 1995.

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