This volume consists of four chapters covering illustrator Mizumaru Anzai’s works from his childhood to his later years.
Mizumaru Anzai was an illustrator who established an era, always keeping “pride in being an illustrator” in his heart, while engaging in a variety of activities that were not bound by boundaries, such as book binding, magazine covers and posters, novel and essay writing, picture books, and manga for many years since the 1970s.
His works are soft and humorous, sometimes gentle, sometimes sharp, and always captivate the viewer, even while he strips away the elements as much as possible.
His work with Kozaburo Arashiyama, Haruki Murakami, and Makoto Wada, with whom he was close in both public and private life, is also featured.
- Release Date:
- June, 2016
Born in Tokyo. He passed away in 2014. He graduated from Nihon University College of Art. After working at Dentsu, a design studio in New York, and Heibonsha, he became a freelance illustrator. He has received numerous awards, including the 1985 Asahi Advertising Award, the Mainichi Advertising Award, the 1987 Japan Graphic Exhibition Annual Award for Excellence, and the 1988 Kinema Junpo Reader Award. Since 2005 he has been the chairman of the Tokyo Illustrators Society.