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    Manga Mondays ~ Jun Kumaori

    Jun Kumaori, aka ‘KMR’ and ‘Jun Ayafuya,’ is a Japanese artist based in Kyoto. Her paintings place solitary students in everyday surroundings. Kumaori adds an element of escapism to her sombre-toned portrayal of youngsters using an impressionist-influenced painting style.

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    Christopher Silas Neal

    Christopher Silas Neal is an award-winning illustrator and author living in Brooklyn, New York. He writes and illustrates picture books, designs book jackets, posters, and regularly makes editorial art for magazines and newspapers including The New York Times and The New Yorker.

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    Ethan Becker

    Ethan Becker is a visual development artist at DreamWorks TV, based in Glendale, California. He has served as the Production Designer on the Annie-nominated series Dawn of the Croods and is currently a Revisionist on Voltron: Legendary Defender.

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    Manga Mondays ~ Hikari Shimoda

    Japanese artist Hikari Shimoda is known for her beguiling portraits. Her pastel colours and irasuto style disarm you right before they leave you a feeling disconcerted. Lying just under their cute facade, you find Shimoda’s solitary starry-eyed children are a personification of modern society’s struggles.