California's Monsterpalooza Convention to Host Creature Designer Shinji Nishikawa
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The Monsterpalooza convention announced on Monday that creature and character designer Shinji Nishikawa will attend the convention. He will be taking fan requests and sketching original monster artwork.
Nishikawa has worked on many of Toei's tokusatsu (special effects) productions as a creature designer. He has done design work for the Godzilla vs. Biollante, Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, Godzilla vs. Mothra, Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla, Godzilla vs. Destroyah, Mothra 3, Godzilla 2000, Godzilla x Megaguirus, Godzilla: Tokyo SOS, and Godzilla: Final Wars films. He is also credited as the original creator of the YAT Anshin! Uchu Ryokou anime, drew the art for the Chōseishin GranSazer manga, and design work for the Death Note and Kurayami Santa anime.
Other Godzilla production staff that will be present during the convention include Haruo Nakajima, Keizo Murase, and Shinichi Wakasa.
Monsterpalooza will take place at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California on April 22-24.
[Via The Tokusatsu Network]