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Who Says American Comics Don’t Have Sexy Art?

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The quality of American comic art is often compared unfavourably to that of Japanese manga, particularly considering its preoccupation with muscle-bound superheroes, but the illustrations presented here seem to demonstrate this is not the case…

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Unfortunately for the reputation of American comic artists, all these were in fact drawn by a Tokyo-based Japanese illustrator, Sana Takeda, now quite well known for illustrating a wide variety of American comics.

Those interested in seeing more of her art would do well to pay a visit to her homepage.

Whatever can be said about the quality of American comic art, the largely justifiable perception that such comics consist almost exclusively of juvenile superhero yarns which have been endlessly respun for over 50 years whilst being subjected to the most draconian of “voluntary” censorship seems unlikely to dissipate any time soon.

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