1. Manga Mondays ~ Gonzalo Ordóñez Arias

    Gonzalo Ordóñez Arias aka Genzoman is a Chilean illustrator with influences deeply routed in video games. He has created many official pieces and fan art for companies such as Capcom and Blizzard, and games like World of Warcraft. Genzoman’s energetic and cinematic style lends itself well to the fantasy games he often illustrates. Coupled with his ostentatious colours, his illustrations really pack a punch. You can see much more of Genzoman’s work on his deviantArt page.

  2. Manga Mondays ~ Toshiaki Mori aka Shinkiro

    Having worked for SNK before it’s bankruptcy Toshiaki Mori is currently a conceptual artist at Capcom. He has designed characters and cover artwork for games including The King of Fighters, Resident Evil: Dead Aim, and Marvel vs. Capcom 3. He has also created covers for some western comics such as Spider-man and The Ultimates. Working in the industry for over 20 years his style has seen some changes. Originally heavily using techniques such as airbrushing and watercolours, he now uses more digital mediums. A good place to see more of his work is over on the Capcom Database.

  3. Manga Mondays ~ Joe Vriens aka Joverine

    Joe Vriens is from the same school of thought as Joe Madureira, in that he has a lot of western traits in his style but heavily influenced by manga and anime. He has worked with Udon Entertainment, Capcom, Blizzard/Tokyo Pop, Marvel, and DC comics. His work is very energetic, and he is a very talented colourist which gives his work that extra layer of “wow”. You can see more of his work on his website and devianART page.

  4. Manga Mondays ~ Kinu Nishimura

    Another top Capcom artist for today’s Manga Mondays, Kinu Nishimura. She was hired by Capcom way back in 1991, and is best known for her work on Street Fighter 2 Turbo and Street Fighter III. Her work is very distinctive, often using a soft watercolour-painted style. You can find out a little more about Nishimura on the Capcom Wiki website.

  5. Manga Mondays ~ Tatsuya Yoshikawa

    I absolutely love the vibrant and striking style of Capcom character designer and illustrator Tatsuya Yoshikawa. He is probably best know for his work on games Breath of Fire and Devil May Cry. Yoshikawa is pretty elusive on the web, with his work appearing in very few places but you can see some more of it in the Mega Man X book.

  6. Manga Mondays ~ Akira Yasuda aka Akiman

    In 1985 Akira Yasuda opted to drop out collage and get a job at Capcom, more than 20 years on and Yasuda has solidified his name in videogame history. Under the pen name Akiman he worked as a character designer and illustrator. An integral part of the Street fighter series, Yasuda created some of the best loved characters, including Chun Li, Blanka and Dhalsim. Since then Yasuda has worked on a host of videogames and even some anime notably Gundam, Overman King Gainer. Nowadays Yasuda works as a freelancer, focusing on mangas and anime, but still illustrating for videogames.