HIGH FANTASY BOOK PUBLISHED BY EDWIN
For Spring/Summer 2020, Apollo Thomas takes a look at the artistry of Japanese comic books and graphic novels through a European lens, showcasing his bookish style across a selection of limited edition products.
To accompany the collection, Apollo has published a comic book of his own, chronicling the events and high fantasy of his recent trip to Tokyo with his girlfriend Margot.
"For this collaboration with EDWIN, I wanted to start with the feeling that I had when I discovered Japan more than 10 years ago. There is a scene in Chris Marker's Sans Soleil, where people on the JR line in Tokyo progressively fall asleep and go back to their dreams where Chimères and Yokai begin to appear.
I think this scene was a trigger when I started drawing. I also had a graphic desire to confront myself with the influences that allowed me to develop my drawing projects over the years, to reclaim them. I wanted to confront my passion by drawing Manga, creating a mixture to illustrate this immersion that I feel every time I visit Japan.
Over the years, I have looked up to and been influenced by many artists including Suehiro Maruo, Yoshiharu Tsuge, Toshio Saeki and Yoshihiro Tatsumi to name a few"