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The Art of Makura Kurama
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The first art collection of Makura Kurama.
The world of Makura Kurama is full of darkness and beauty. The owners, guests, neighbors, and other characters that appear in the antique shop suffer from grief, fear, or pain in their minds. The gothic-style costumes and motifs, such as skeletons, dolls, corpses, taxidermy, natural specimens, and of course love, lends a dark, fantastical atmosphere to the stories. But these stories never become incurable tragedies. Makura Kurama’s refined brushwork and the sense of hope, of finding light in the darkness, always bring a redemptive element to the stories.
This book is the first art collection of Makura Kurama with short stories, comics, and illustrations. Even those who know nothing about Makura Kurama will be fascinated by these stories, which are never as despairing and painful as they first seem and even end in happiness. Why not ring the bell of a peculiar antique shop and see for yourself?
Sold: Ukrainian (English rights not available)
Printed in November 2019
･A dark fantasy developed through exquisite illustrations
･The short comics “Peculiar Antique Shop” and “The Plague Doctor and the Deer”, launched in 2018 on Twitter got over 110,000 likes.
･Recommended for antique lovers and those who like decadent beauty
- Pages：136Pages（Full Color）
- Publisher：PIE International
- ISBN：978-4-7562-5278-4 Ｃ0079
- Author：Makura Kurama
If you are living outside of UK, please check the distributor/bookstore who covers your country.
Makura Kurama is an up-and-coming creator who became an instant star upon the release of the short story comic The Peculiar Antique Shop: Plague Doctor and Mrs. Antlers on Twitter (to the artist’s 77K followers) in 2018.
*Available worldwide from JUL 2023 (Asia/Oceania from NOV 2019)