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Written by: Justin Fox

Japanese Illustrator Shohei Otomo creates some of the most visually thrilling illustrative work coming out of Japan, all with a ballpoint pen.

His highly detailed black and white imagery (sometimes with a dramatic splash of blood red) merges traditional Japanese culture with manga, yakuza inspired violence, punk and sexuality, all the while wrapped in black humour.

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About the Author

Justin Fox
I like to create things. I’m into everything Cars, Bikes and Design. In the 80′s I was into skating, mountain biking, and metal. I’ve worked for myself for over a decade. I’m the founder of Australian INfront, JDM Style Tuning and



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  1. matt

    That shit is just insane.

  2. […] illustrator Shohei Otomo was the first Artist we featured on the Zen Garage site. Massive news is he’ll be in Australia next week and he’s having […]

  3. […] new framed pieces on my other wall: a small Shohei Otomo, James Jean and a massive […]

  4. […] a sucker for process, check out this little video of the amazing SHOHEI (who we’re feature before) working his magic with an ordinary ballpoint pen for a Valentines Day gift. […]

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