The one and only legendary illustrator Katsuya Terada, a.k.a. RAKUGAKING (The Sketch King), well known as a pioneer who is always seeking new ideas and motifs for his drawings, has finally revealed his RAKUGAKI sketches and illustrations, long kept only in his sketch book.
Although most illustrations in this collection have appeared in Terada’s previous international exhibitions (e.g., Giant Robot in Los Angeles), never before has any book collected so many of his RAKUGAKI. This is the best and most comprehensive collection of Katsuya Terada’s pencil sketches, making it a must-have book for both his hardcore fans and also to illustrators in general.
Katsuya Terada, a.k.a. Rakugakingu (“The Sketch King”) is a Japanese illustrator who is well known in the US from his work related to Ironman and Hellboy. He likes to sketch a little everywhere he goes and has done many live drawing events where he absorbs himself in drawing on walls. What is amazing is that he does this without doing any rough drafts. Each of his drawings is done in one shot. His drawing style is heavily influenced by Moebius and Katsuhiro Otomo. Terada is a versatile genius who has worked in many fields ranging from manga and anime to live-action film and character design. His notable works in character design are Blood: The Last Vampire and Virtua Fighter.