Manga Festival Barcelona-2015
Japanese illustrator of Star Wars, Tsueno Sanda, will be in the XXI edition of the Manga Fair of Barcelona to be held from 29th to November 1st in Fira Barcelona Montjuïc and this year will pay special attention at the saga created by George Lucas.
Tsueno made dozens of posters, posters and illustrations, as well as several covers of the sleeves of the saga of “Star Wars” both official adaptations of the films as the “expanded universe”.
Japanese illustrator sleeve give a workshop, and will meet with fans, while it will have its own stand.
The force that binds the universe Japan with “Star Wars” is “strong”, explained those responsible for the event, recalling that the relationship between the universe of the series of Lucas and China comes from afar, from the conception the history of the Jedi and the Sith.
Lucas was a big fan of Akira Kurosawa film, and “A New Hope” (the first title in the series) gave a small tribute to the movie “The Hidden Fortress”, the Japanese manager.
The American director adopted an aesthetic that referred to the Japanese clothing, while the Jedi philosophy has much to do with the code “bushido” samurai.
Hall produced the exhibition Star Wars Japan, where you can see illustrations and graphic creations Tsuneo Sanda and manga adaptations of the galactic saga.
The exhibition will also feature a section dedicated to merchandising franchise.
Japan has always wanted to differentiate some of the other countries in this collecting so many fans and there are some exclusive pieces were launched, said the same sources.
The exhibition will show pieces that were launched exclusively for the Japanese market, as well as the latest creation of Bandai, a number of figures of Darth Vader, “stormtroopers” (stormtroopers) and other characters redesigned in true samurai style, a combination that reflects the close relationship between both worlds.
In the twenty Manga of Barcelona will also feature the presence of different associations of fans Star Wars (Star Wars Catalunya, Rebel Legion, Props Star Events), which enliven the days of Hall with its photocalls and parades.
In addition, this year, two “stormtroopers” samurai style Star Wars Catalunya association wander through the Manga.
Sanda began to make his first original artwork in his spare time while working in an advertising agency.
After winning the International Illustration Competition for Science Fiction attracts interest OMNI editors in New York.
His career focuses on the production of illustrations of science fiction and fantasy, especially around the Star Trek and Star Wars.
Since 1996, at the request of Lucasfilm, he starts working on posters and back covers of Star Wars and after twenty years working for the series, has developed a unique style with many fans and good reviews.
Since 2008, Sanda devoted exclusively to his artistic work, and since 2010 also working as official illustrator for Disney Studio.
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