Pa, Randy and the Sugar House Fire by Jonathan Mack

The illustration for the story, "Pa, Randy and the Sugar House Fire" by Jonathan Mack in the ZYMBOL magazine issue 3, SPRING / SUMMER 2014.


Edgar Allan Poe


Lusterless Wanderer and Other Poems by Morgan Gibson




Illustration and design for Morgan Gibson's new book, Lusterless Wanderer and Other poems (Printed Matter Press).


The poster for the British Embassy Choir Tokyo Christmas Family Concert 2012


The poster for the British Embassy Choir Tokyo Winter Concert 2012


Michael Jackson

Shakespeare

Dream

Passion

Bad Memories

Kafka - The Metamorphosis

Franz Kafka 3

The poster for the British Embassy Choir Tokyo Concert in aid o the Great East Japan Earthquake relief June, 2011

BEC concert in aid of the Great East Japan Earthquake relief
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Michael

Twelve Orchards by Guttersnipe Das

The illustration for "Twelve Orchards" by Guttersnipe Das

To My Father With Seven Heads by Guttersnipe Das

The illustration for "To my Father With Seven Heads" by Guttersnipe Das

The Tortoise and the Deer by Guttersnipe Das

The illustration for "The Tortoise and the Deer" by Guttersnipe Das

Mayonnaise by Guttersnipe Das

The illustration for "Mayonnaise" by Guttersnipe Das.

Couples

The Sun

For Family Travel by Guttersnipe Das

Family Travel by Guttersnipe Das

For his mother. October 29th, 2010

Metta Meditation for Hot Male Action by Jonathan Mack

The illustration for the story, "Metta Meditation for Hot Male Action or, how to Practice Love in Sleazy Bars" by Jonathan Mack in the RFD magazine issue 143, Fall 2010.





NONZEN POEMS by Morgan Gibson



Morgan Gibson's new book was just published in Printed Matter Press.
It was a pleasure to do the artwork for this book!

Here is one of his comment from Morgan Gibson's blog in Printed Matter Press.Please go and check his other pages as well!
#3 01/03/2011 WHY MOON?

Why moon?
Why is it on the cover of my NONZEN POEMS
(on the left of this page and in Akemi Shinohara’s blog herein?

Akemi created her enchanting image
after I suggested moon, lake, or snow to her
after my daughter Julia suggested a nature image to me.
I emailed them the above photograph of the full moon
That I had snapped from my front porch in Yokohama--
fuzzy, bright but gloomy, trapped (above) as I felt I was.

The moon has entranced me all of my life.
Just see “The snow/glare of/absence/under/the moon” *
“Moonlit falling snow/shapes faces flying/past, forever lost.” Just see what I as doing “Under the December moon”
(page 5 of NONZEN POEMS).
I was deluded, far from Zen, in “The Moon in Milk” (16-17) and
when I found bones of First Americans near the
“lake of moons and mushroom woods
tearing my roots from Indian graves and dunes” (38)
and swimming “over moonlit stones” (44)
and singing “Three Snow Songs” under
“the moon/Over spiky woods (47)
or moon-worshipping in “Moon Bones” (50) dancing
“around the shining birch
wailing prayers to turn it green.
I climb up to kiss the moon.
Icy fingers of light
Close my lids.
Fool!—to fool with the moon:
Moon-fool!
The moon is only a moon!”

On the other hand, at the end of “Three for the Moon,”
I envision it as “the face/behind all masks/
wisemen have faced/in scripture or sky/
overseeing the dark/mind of vast affection” (53).


But in “Looking for My Face” (60)
“under the moon rising
from waves behind dark hills
moon of my smile rising
from the face before I was born”
I was deluded by a Zen koan.

Enchanted by the moon, and Akemi’s image of it above aizome waves, I cherish our book as a testament of aesthetic realization in a disillusioning quest for enlightenment.

(I’ll try to make more sense in tomorrow’s blog entry.)

Happy Birthday!

Hepatitis C(rime) by Ian Priestley


The illustration for the article, "Hepatitis C(rime)" by Ian Priestley in the ko-e magazine issue no.5 july-august 2010.

Playing Black


The illustration for the article, "Playing Black" by Osiokeh Ikharo in the ko-e magazine issue no.7 March - April 2010.

Illustrations for LEE magazine issue april 2010










雑誌LEE2010年4月号に掲載された「"捨てる”ルールで家中すっきり!」の挿絵の一部です。