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Katsuya Terada
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Katsuya Terada was born on December 7th 1963 in Okayama Japan. He started his professional career as a comic artist and illustrator while he was still attending art school in Tokyo. He became a professional illustrator immediately after graduating art school which is very rarely seen in Japan especially without any representation from design firms. Terada’s art work can be found in all sorts of medias such as comics, cover illustrations, films and video games. Katsuya Terrada has worked on various full length movies as a concept/character designer. Films Terada has worked on include Zeiram, Yatterman and Cutie Honey but is probably best known in the U.S. as the character designer for the animated film Blood: The Last Vampire by Studio IG. He has also contributed design works to American films such as Hellboy and Sucker Punch. Terada’s career as a video game character designer is also well respected and best known to gamers for his character designs on Virtue Fighter 2. He has published a wide range of comics, Monkey King (Saivuki Den) being his most current full color comic which is roughly based on a famous ancient Chinese tale. Monkey King has been translated into Chinese, French and English and has developed him a fan base all over the world. He openly claims various influences in his work, particularly from French artist Jean Giraud (a.k.a. Moebius) and Japan based artist Katsuya Otomo best known for his creation of Akira. His works are not only 2d media, he has collaborated with Nike for sneaker design and has also done graphics for apparel brands. His new illustration book will be published by Dark Horse Comics later this year. This is his 2nd gallery show at Compound and first free hand drawn art work show in the U.S.

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