Now the sensational work of Alina Chau did have us saying, “it’s nice, but is it manga?”. Well, after a hearty discussion we settled on, “yes”. Her work draws inspiration from various western genres, and though it doesn’t have the familiar conventions of modern manga, it definitely has a heavy influence from traditional Japanese art, harking back to manga’s origins. Ignoring the categorisation of Chau’s work, what is not debatable is the skill it oozes. Keep up to date with her work on her blog.