Welcome to the completely nutty and very colourful world of Wakana Yamazaki! Having stumbled across her artwork on Instagram, we had to feature the Tokyo-based illustrator on this here illustration blog. It was really hard to choose the images to feature here because if you spend any amount of time on her website you will get lost in a world of hilarious wobbly characters, scary monsters and naked ladies and will find it hard to leave.
Wakana Yamazaki book cover illustration
Weird Japan Series「dragon」
Weird Japan Series「octopus」
We’re all about fun here at YUK FUN towers and it doesn’t get much more fun than Wakana’s work! We love the way it looks like she is playing games with lines and colours and really enjoying the process. Have a read of a nice little interview with her on Booooooom, where she discusses Seymour Chwast, natto rolls and Killer Klowns from Outer Space.
Wakana will be holding a solo exhibition in L’illustre Galerie LE MONDE in Harajuku from Tuesday 22nd-27th August 2017. Later in 2017 a compilation will be released containing her comics and original works through French publisher misma editions.
Science museum “Large Outlook Exhibtion” poster
“B-Movie”Section of “Creepy” comic volume one
Section of “Pandora’s Box” comic
Risograph print poster published by Tan & Loose Press
“Sword of Dragons”