Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Japanese Artist - Valentina tributes to Promote Fantagraphics Crepaxcollection

Dear friends and artists,
I've decided to create a Facebook Professional account to promote your awesome Tributes to Valentina to promote Fantagraphics Crepax collection.
 Don't judge me wrong, I love you all a lot and I sincerely apreciate all your support with some of my ideas, but I need to split in my mind what's Professional and what's personal in order to gain more focus in the work that I do, be it curating exhibitions, book collections, interviews, presentation videos, prefaces to books or book presentations.
I'll organize the tributes by artist in alphabetical order and put each artist in bold to be easier for you to see your tributes and where they were exhibited along your quotes about the character Valentina and your Biography aswell.
 Many thanks to all of you for all your work and hope that you continue to support some of my ideas.
 Special thanks to Gary Groth, Caterina Crepax and my muse and source of inspiration, my kitty Ilvie that was stolen from my sight recently.

John Kurokawa - "when Valentina came to Japan, she always loved this country because she saw the japanese inner spirit mixed with portuguese roots"
I'm Japanese and I'm 48-year-old.
I was born in 1966, Akita Prefecture. 
I live in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture.
I have painted illustrations and comics around the alternative comics media.
In Japan, "架空(KAKUH)" "墜落する風船(TSUIRAKUSURU-HUUSEN)" other.
In Portugal, I drew a short story for the portuguese anthology 'Lodaçalcomix'
John Kurokawa tumblr : and site :

Exhibited at Finland - Helsinki comic book festival in 2016

Exhibited at first boémia caffe exhibition in 2016 

Not yet exhibited 

Not yet exhibited 

Not yet exhibited 

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