1. Manga Mondays ~ Tatsuhiko Kanaoka aka Falcoon


    Supreme character and costume design from this week’s Manga Monday artist, Tatsuhiko Kanaoka. Garnering attention to himself from his very polished fan-art work, he quickly caught the interest of SNK. Hiring him in 1998 he went on to work as a designer and producer on SNK Playmore’s King of fighters franchise, but as of 2008/2009 Kanaoka left SNK. His character illustrations can be rather ostentatious, with exaggerated body shapes both for males and females, and often vibrantly coloured with cuts and gradients. Though his website is not live these days the tumblr community have done a great job of cataloguing much of his work.