NEW PEOPLE: Junko Mizuno signing, August 22
Moresay’s favorite Gothic kawaii artist Junko Mizuno will be signing her graphic novel, Little Fluffy Gigolo PELU Vol. 1, at NEW PEOPLE Saturday, August 22 at 2pm. If you’re in SF check her out!Junko Mizuno latest comic Pelu the Little Fluffy Gigolo, is about a cute extraterrestrial creature that comes to Earth disused as a playboy esque bird determined to find himself a real human bride for him to be truly happiness…Follow Pelu as he searches for love in a modern Japan as meets aspiring singers, sassy girls, paint-sniffing bad boys, and even the body-switching students of a mysterious high school.
Born in Tokyo, on May 27, 1973 Junko Mizuno was discovered by a booklet she created called “MINA animal DX.” Mizuno style is for the mature reader is imaginative and twisted and her work has been dubbed as Gothic kawaii. She is known for her grotesque remakes of classic fairy tails. Mizuno is constantly working on new comics, illustrations, paintings and designs for products ranging from toys to clothing.
Pelu the little Fluffy Playboy 172 published by Last Gasp of San Francisco is available for pre-order through amazon now.
NEW PEOPLE 1746 Post St. San Francisco, CA 94115
Praise for Little Fluffy Gigolo PELU:
…noting the diversity of Earth’s population, Pelu leaps into a magic mirror hoping to find someone like himself. His mad anti-trip-to-Oz whirlwind is captured in a montage of dreary meetings, lottery wins, and over eating – framed by a psychedelic expectoration of bubbles. Little Fluffy Gigolo Pelu features enough dire absurdity that it’ll force you to laugh. – Scott Green, Ain’t It Cool News
…is there enough love on our cruel planet to include a vomit-green, bow-tie-wearing cotton ball like Pelu? Maybe the answer lies in volume two, but I’m digging the journey so far. – Joseph Luster, Otaku USA
…certainly does not disappoint if you love Mizuno’s mix of cute / grotesque humor. – Deb Aoki, About.com
Guide to Manga Beautiful artwork and character designs that find the sexiness in Japanese “kawaii” pop culture. Unapologetic in pushing the envelope in decency and standards. – The Anime Almanac
The book is filled with bizarre, disturbing, but utterly engaging adventures, like the chapter where Pelu’s friend the Space Hippo arrives on Earth, eats too many unfamiliar foods, and ends up vomitting an acid-like substance all over the town’s local poodle ranch. – John Jakala, Robot 6
- Junko Mizuno: Pelu the Little Fluffy Gigolo
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