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Suehiro Maruo... I think... somewhere... in Shiogama, Japan

Posted in Comics & Manga, Erotica, Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Eyecandy, Horror / Goth, Illustration, Tentacles / Cephalopoda by Suzanne on March 1st, 2011 | BBC Wikipedia

Plate 39, Maruo Graph Ex I © Suehiro Maruo - click to enlarge

My inked right arm says that Suehiro Maruo doesn't need any introduction here. Otherwise, there's his website here.

And then, there's my friend Aeron from MonsterBrains who recently uploaded a nice selection of Maruo material for those of you who don't own Éditions Treville's two Maruographs yet (I'm linking to my friends from AkaTako here because they're awesome and you should totally rob John Galliano/sleep with Charlie Sheen/behead Gaddafi to buy all their stock.)

Now due to translation issues, I am not entirely sure what exactly this event in Shiogama is about BUT the names Edogawa Rampo and Suehiro Maruo always make me drool so I thought I'd announce it anyway even though I misread for a second that Osamu Tezuka had magically risen from his grave when I realised talk was merely about the art prize named after the great master.

Anyway, what I think I essentially understood is that there's an exhibition with "original illustrations" by Maruo taking place at Fureai Esupu Shiogama Art Gallery in Shiogama from March 8 - 20. There is also a discussion WITH MARUO on March 12 for which registration is required.

So yeah, please do get in touch to correct me, Japanese speakers. The original listing is here.

© Suehiro Maruo - click to enlarge

On show: Mar 8 - 20, 2011

Address: Fureai Esupu Shiogama Art Gallery (in Lifelong Learning Center), 〒 985-0036 , Shiogama City, Miyagi Prefecture, Higashitamagawa 9-1, Japan, tel: 022-367-2010 | Map

Opening hours: 10 AM - 6 PM, Sat - Sun: 10 AM - 5 PM

Admission: Free

Artist's website

In other, randomly assorted, genius art news:

i) A Journey Round My Skull is now 50Watts. Update your bookmarks, links, feeds NOW.

ii) Santiago Caruso's newest watercolour The Last Prophet is of immense apocalyptic beauty:

iii) Ki Yoong still draws fantastically despite the fact that his brain has fallen out of his ears and is sliding out of the door with the slugs and woodlice. Yes.

iv) Michael Hansmeyer's subdivision columns make my head spin with insane Gothic glory:

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18 comments to " Suehiro Maruo... I think... somewhere... in Shiogama, Japan "

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    Ex Nihil Nihilo says:

    ★Exhibition of original paintings
    Time: March 8-20, 10am-6pm (5pm on Saturdays and Sundays), closed on March 14
    Place: Fureai Esupu Shiogama Art Gallery, Miyagi-ken, Shiogama-shi, Higashitamagawa-cho 9-1
    Entrance fee: free

    ★Maruo Suehiro Talk Show (Interviewer: Tezuka Noriko)
    Time: March 12, 2pm-3:30pm
    Place: Fureai Esupu Shiogama Esupu Hall
    Limited entry on first-serve basis: 180 persons
    Reservations: From February 15 (10am-6pm) by phone or fax
    Fureai Esupu Shiogama "Maruo Suehiro Talk Show"
    Tel 022-367-2010 Fax 022-365-3747
    Provide name, address, telephone number, number of tickets (maximally 3 per person)
    Information: Tel 022-367-2010

    March 2nd, 2011 at 4:03 pm

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    Suzanne says:

    Thank you so much! So it does seem like Maruo himself will be present?! Weeeeee!

    March 2nd, 2011 at 4:17 pm

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    Ex Nihil Nihilo says:

    He will be present. This makes me deplore leaving Japan even more. (T___T)

    March 2nd, 2011 at 6:44 pm

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    Suzanne says:


    March 2nd, 2011 at 11:12 pm

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    Suzanne G. – Giving Taste A Bad Name Since Kindergarten» Blog Archive » “Suk” (Gureto Suku) says:

    [...] reverse search methods revealed nothing and we were both confused as to whether it could be a Suehiro Maruo piece. DR Tenge‘s exceptional technical analysis of things like shading and depth led us to [...]

    March 3rd, 2011 at 9:30 pm

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    AkaTako says:

    Thanks much for the link! I'm actually going to be getting some limited edition prints of Suehiro Maruo in the next few weeks. Woo! :)

    March 10th, 2011 at 6:44 pm

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    Suzanne says:

    OH MY! OH MY! OH MY!

    Could you let me know when they're in so that I can rob a few banks in time?!


    March 10th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

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    AkaTako says:

    Yes of course! I'll email you before I officially put them on sale.. I'm hoping to get three different ones but will only have one of each available.

    March 11th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

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    Suzanne says:

    Yay! You're the best. Sounds super rare - I hope I can afford it. Anyways, exciting news forsho!

    March 11th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

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    chris doran says:

    Looking for contact with friend in Shiogama following tsunami

    March 12th, 2011 at 2:46 am

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    Suzanne says:

    Hopefully this might help, Chris:


    Best of luck!


    - S.

    March 12th, 2011 at 2:53 pm

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    May 10th, 2011 at 12:45 pm

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