Dark Horse has announced unique hardcover biography to honor Japan’s master artist, Yoshitaka Amano – written by noted video game historian Florent Gorges.
Amano has been creating since his first job in 1967, at the age of 15, on Speed Racer. He has taken his influences from manga, anime, American comics and numerous other sources and forged his own style.
The 424-page Yoshitaka Amano: The Illustrated Biography—Beyond the Fantasy will be available in two editions – including a special limited edition with cool extras – on October 10th. A description of both volumes follows.
The remarkable career Yoshitaka Amano, who has created pieces for such projects as Gatchaman, Final Fury, Vampire Hunter D, The Sandman: The Dreamhunters (with Neil Gaiman) and more, is celebrated in VIZ Media’s forthcoming art book, Yoshitaka Amano: Illustrations.
As well as some of Amano’s brilliant illustrations, the book is packed with sketches, commentary and interviews.
Yoshitaka Amano: Illustrations will be in stores on august 19th, with a suggested list price of $19.99 U.S. / $22.99. For more details, follow the jump.