Junko Mizuno – Artist Profile

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Kidrobot Artist Junko MizunoThe work of Junko Mizuno is both fascinating and frightening. Her drawing style, which combines the sinister and the sweet, has become a sub-genre of the classic manga movement.

In 1996, Junko Mizuno self-produced a photocopy booklet called MINA animal DX which brought her to the attention of the publishing industry in Japan. Her drawing style, which mixes childish sweetness and cuteness with blood and terror has become a sub-genre of the classic manga movement.

Mizuno’s original designs were highlighted in the BBC’s acclaimed documentary series, Japanorama, and her artwork is frequently featured in gallery shows around the world. Junko Mizuno currently resides in Tokyo where she produces new comics, illustrations, paintings and design products ranging from toys to clothing.


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Website www.MIZUNO-JUNKO.com

Blog www.jmnwes.exblog.jp

5 Responses

  1. Jane Schneider


    My name is Jane, and I am trying to locate a Junko Mizuno "Keiko the Director" 9 inch vinyl toy. I am willing to pay quite a bit of money for it if it is located. If you or anyone you know has one, or could point me in the direction of where I could find one, I would greatly appreciate it.

    Please let me know, and thank you for your help.
    Jane Schneider

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