This is a cover illustration I made for "Il Manga" Book, by Jean-Marie Bouissou, edited by Tunuè.
It's a very comprehensive book about Japanese comics and culture. I was very glad to work on this subject as I'm very into japanese comics and animation as you may know.
I developed the work trying to blend the main specs form japanese visual culture: overcrowding of visual information and the superior synthesis they have stylizing, bringing the single information to the maximum signal/noise ratio possible.
Below you can find a gallery containing even the previous designs I started from and the inlay cover (the flat, magenta one).