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The topic of Horror Manga came up in the Scanlation page and I thought it might be worth it's own thread! Please chime in with your favorite horror comics and related stories. I'll start things off (continuing from the scanlation thread) [QUOTE] The comic I read was made expressly for the purpose of giving children nightmares, more along the lines of something from Hideshi Hino or Junji Ito, but drawn much much more realistically. It's burnt into my memory. It's about a little kid (Oh hey! He's my age!) who has an imaginary friend that of course, no one else can see. The odd thing is that his imaginary friend is a very mundane looking old man. He seems friendly enough at first, like an affable grandpa, but as the story progresses he starts asking the kind to do stuff that makes him uncomfortable and as the kid resists his appearance slowly changes, his expressions become more perverse, his mood grows darker and then it culminates in a scene where his neck starts distending and [URL=http://pinktentacle.com/images/10/gojin_4.jpg]spiraling around the room[/URL] Hey Nobi, I'm hardly an expert regarding horror manga, but I have some weird suspicion that it may have been something by Junji Ito, who's I think most famous for Uzumaki and Gyo. His Tomie has the distinction of creeping the shit out of me about a decade ago when I first came across it. I'm slightly embarrassed to admit that I was almost unable to finish reading Gyo, as I was alone at my work during a thunderstorm while I read it. I kinda hope he made the story you're talking about since his work is pretty easily available-- and by that I mean legitimately, in English translation. His work has a certain odd realism to it even as he's drawing d [/URL][/b][/s][/i][color=660000]-- Message too long, Autoquote has been Snipped --[/color][/QUOTE] In spite of the use of spirals i don't think it was Junji Ito. The style was a lot more realistic, along the lines of [URL=http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DuZo6yikigQ/UnMY990QvKI/AAAAAAAACc8/9I2ygNuCDDA/s1600/u149.jpg]I am a Hero[/URL] (another GREAT horror comic btw!) Hey if you're a Junji Ito fan, do you know the work of Uno Moralez? He's a Russian artist who does these AMAZING black and white pixel art illustrations. They're fantastic. (I think he's also heavily influenced by Suehiro Maruo--another favorite!) Here's his website: [url=http://unomoralez.com/ ]http://unomoralez.com/ [/URL] Here's his Tumblr: [URL=http://unomoralez.tumblr.com/]http://unomoralez.tumblr.com/[/URL] Here's a great writeup about him: [URL=http://www.foundwonders.com/art/illustrations/bizarre-pixel-art-horrors-by-uno-moralez/]http://www.foundwonders.com/art/illustrations/bizarre-pixel-art-horrors-by-uno-moralez/[/URL] Here's a great interview with him from the Comics Journal: [URL=http://www.tcj.com/uno-moralez/]http://www.tcj.com/uno-moralez/[/URL]
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