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Katsuya Terada in his first U.S. art show

Dark Horse Comics and Compound Gallery present Katsuya Terada in his first U.S. art show!

Japanese artist Katsuya Terada will be appearing at the Compound Gallery reception May 6 in Portland, Oregon from 7-10 p.m. Compound Gallery will have on exhibit and for sale 30-40 hand drawn sketches and a small amount of hand drawn art. This is a unique purchasing opportunity as Mr. Terada has never sold his hand-drawn sketches and has no plans to do so again in the future! Additionally, limited silkscreen prints and a special edition of the upcoming Terada portfolio from Dark Horse will be available for sale at the gallery. Both items are signed and numbered by the artist. The show will run May 6-31.

Illustrator and talented character designer Katsuya Terada was born on December 7, 1963, in the town of Tamano (Okayama). His amazing art style has garnered him an international following that has led to work on such high profile projects such as Nike's White Dunk campaign, the anime film Blood: The Last Vampire, and Dark Horse's upcoming BMW comic series, The Hire. Additionally Terada's rendering of Mike Mignola's Hellboy was used to make the popular soft vinyl figure produced by Dark Horse.

Terada cites several influences on his unique style, in particular European artists such as Moebius. He defines himself as an artist rakugaki, a practice of drawing anywhere, anytime without reflecting too much. This style of drawing can be seen in his 1,000 page collection of sketches Rakugaking.

"I have long admired Katsuya Terada's amazing art, his design for our Hellboy vinyl statue was stunning!" commented Dark Horse President Mike Richardson. "We are proud to sponsor his first U.S. art show and we look forward to this opportunity to showcase his incredible talents."

For the latest news on Terada products and projects coming soon from Dark Horse Comics visit Darkhorse.com.

Compound Gallery is located at 107 NW 5th, Portland, Oregon 97209. Visit their website at justbedesign.com.

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