Gurihiru

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Gurihiru, also credited as Illustrator Unit Gurihiru and Gurihiru Studios, is a Japanese illustration team, consisting of Chifuyu Sasaki (workplan design, pencils, inks) and Naoko Kawano (workplan design, colors, webdesign). Both originating from Sapporo, Japan, they are currently based in Saitama, mainly working as artists for American comics.

The two women are art school graduates who worked as web designers and art museum receptionists prior to their work in comics. After entering a manga competition, they were advised to contact U.S. comics publishers, and they have since illustrated many American comics and graphic novels.[1]

Work[edit]

The pair have worked on several Marvel Comics titles, such as Power Pack[2], Fantastic Four[3], Gus Beezer & Spider Man[4], and The Unbelievable Gwenpool.[5][6] They have also worked on the Avatar: The Last Airbender comic series, beginning in 2012 for the comic book The Promise and ending their run in 2017 with North and South.[7] Their game credits include human character design for Sega's game Sonic Unleashed and its accompanying 3DCG short Sonic: Night of the Werehog, and character design for Bandai Namco Entertainment's game Treasure Report: The Mechanized Legacy. They were also in charge of illustrating flyers for the Kansai comedy troupe Gekidan HikoHiko.

Bibliography[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

  • Superman Smashes the Klan #1–3 (2019)[8]

Marvel Comics[edit]

  • A-Babies vs. X-Babies #1 (2012)[9]
  • Avengers and Power Pack Assemble! #1–4 (2006)[10]
  • Avengers and Power Pack Assemble! #1–8 (2017)[11]
  • Captain America: The Fighting Avenger #1 (2011)[12][13]
  • Fantastic Four and Power Pack #1–4 (2007)[3]
  • Fantastic Four and Power Pack #1–8 (2018)[14]
  • Iron Man and Power Pack #1–4 (2007 - 2008)[15]
  • Marvelous Adventures of Gus Beezer & Spider-Man #1 (2004)[4]
  • Power Pack #1–4 (2005)[16]
  • Power Pack: Day One #1–4 (2008)[17]
  • Power Pack: Grow Up #1 (2019-present)[2][18]
  • Spider-Man and Power Pack #1–4 (2006-2007)[19]
  • Tails of the Pet Avengers 1 #1–2 (2009) [20]
  • Thor and the Warriors Four #1–4 (2010)[21][22]
  • The Unbelievable Gwenpool #0–4, 7–10, 12–13, 16–20, 24–25 (2016–18)[23][24][25]
  • The Unstoppable Wasp, vol. 2, #1–5, 8–10 (2018-19)[26][27]
  • Wolverine and Power Pack #1–2, 4 (2008-2009)[28]
  • X-Men and Power Pack #1–4 (2005-2006)[29]

Dark Horse Comics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alverson, Brigid (3 February 2016). "Crossover Success: Gurihiru, the Japanese Art Team Behind Your Favorite Marvel Heroes". B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  2. ^ a b Marston, George (May 14, 2019). "POWER PACK Returns With SIMONSON & BRIGMAN". Newsarama. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  3. ^ a b "Fantastic Four and Power Pack (2007)". Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  4. ^ a b "Marvelous Adventures of Gus Beezer & Spider-Man (2004)". Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  5. ^ White, Brett (December 22, 2015). "Marvel Launches "Gwenpool" Ongoing From Hastings, Gurihiru". CBR. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  6. ^ Towers, Andrea (December 21, 2015). "Marvel announces new 'Gwenpool' series". EW.com. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  7. ^ Sunu, Steve (2013-03-18). "EXCLUSIVE: Gurihiru's Artistic Process for "Avatar: The Last Airbender"". CBR. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  8. ^ "SUPERMAN SMASHES THE KLAN #1 (OF 3) (AUG190459)". www.previewsworld.com. Retrieved 2019-10-13.
  9. ^ Lindsay, Ryan (October 25, 2012). "A-Babies Vs. X-Babies #1". CBR. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  10. ^ "Avengers and Power Pack Assemble! (2006)". Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  11. ^ "Avengers and Power Pack (2017)". Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  12. ^ Mocle, Joshua (April 14, 2011). "Review: Captain America: The Fighting Avenger #1". Multiversity Comics. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  13. ^ "Captain America: The Fighting Avenger (2010) #1". Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  14. ^ "Fantastic Four and Power Pack (2018)". Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  15. ^ "Iron Man and Power Pack (2007 - 2008)". Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  16. ^ "Power Pack (2005)". Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  17. ^ "Power Pack: Day One (2008)". Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  18. ^ "Power Pack: Grow Up! (2019) #1". Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  19. ^ "Spider-Man and Power Pack (2007)". Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  20. ^ "TAILS OF THE PET AVENGERS 1 (2009)". Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  21. ^ Hudson, Laura (April 26, 2010). "'Thor and the Warriors Four' #2 [Exclusive Preview]". ComicsAlliance. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  22. ^ "Thor and the Warriors Four (2010)". Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  23. ^ Johnson, Jim (2016-04-12). "The Unbelievable Gwenpool #1". CBR. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  24. ^ Whitbrook, James (December 22, 2015). "Gwen Stacy Is Getting Her Own Comic Again, This Time as Gwenpool". io9. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  25. ^ "The Unbelievable Gwenpool (2016 - Present)". Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  26. ^ Mazzacane, Michael (February 20, 2019). "Don't Miss This: "Unstoppable Wasp" by Whitley and Gurihiru". Multiversity Comics. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  27. ^ "The Unstoppable Wasp (2018 - Present)". Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  28. ^ "Wolverine and Power Pack (2008 - 2009)". Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  29. ^ "X-Men and Power Pack (2005 - 2006)". Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  30. ^ "Avatar: The Last Airbender-The Promise (Library Edition)". www.darkhorse.com. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  31. ^ Schick, Michal (March 20, 2013). "Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Search: Part 1 released today". Hypable. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  32. ^ Tweedale, Mark (March 6, 2014). "Review: Avatar: The Last Airbender ― The Rift (Part 1)". Multiversity Comics. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  33. ^ CBR Staff (2015-09-01). "Avatar: The Last Airbender - Smoke and Shadow Part One TPB". CBR. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  34. ^ Gerding, Stephen (2016-02-18). "EXCLUSIVE: New "Avatar: The Last Airbender" Graphic Novel Series Debuts in 2016". CBR. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  35. ^ "Dark Horse Comics: Gurihiru". www.darkhorse.com. Retrieved 2019-08-23.

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