TCAF's Panel, Live Drawing with Horror Manga Visionary Junji Ito Streamed

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

If you couldn't make it to the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) in May to see legendary horror manga creator Junji Ito, you're in luck. Publisher Viz Media is streaming Ito's panel and live drawing event from the convention on its YouTube channel.

Ito's appearance was record-breaking for the convention; his live drawing panel drew the most attendees in TCAF history.

Ito's Uzumaki and Tomie manga have inspired live-action adaptations, and his GYO manga inspired an OVA. Viz Media has published these three titles, as well as Ito's Fragments of Horror, Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection, and Smashed: Junji Ito Story Collection in English. Kodansha Comics has published his Junji Ito's Cat Diary: Yon & Mu manga.

Ito most recently worked on a manga adaptation of Osamu Dazai's classic novel No Longer Human (Ningen Shikkaku) that launched in May 2017. Ito ended the series last April. Viz Media will release the manga.

Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip

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