Category: monsters

Daijiro Morohoshi – Weird Manga Hero

Daijiro Morohoshi (諸星大二郎)is definitely a weird precursor of Junji Ito but, unfortunately, very difficult to find in English (and even in Chinese). His most famous work is the Yokai Hunter (妖怪ハンター) series of the 1970s-80s. A good overview of his stuff can be found here (Big5), along with a selection of “four favorites” (Big 5).…

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Meet the Quinotaur…

No relation to the minotaur apparently, but literally a “bull with five horns” from Frankish mythology…I’m not 100% sure how/why I came across the fabled beast in my browsing but it definitely had something to do with research on evil Merovingian queens (one of which is pregnant in this illustration):