Sana Takeda

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Sana Takeda
Born1977
Niigata
NationalityJapanese
Area(s)Manga artist, Letterer, Colourist
Notable works
Monstress
AwardsHugo Award

Sana Takeda (born 1977) is a Japanese illustrator and comic book artist[1] known for her work on Hugo Award[2] winning Monstress series.

Takeda was born in Niigata,[3][4] and now resides in Tokyo, Japan. At age 20 Takeda started working as a 3D CGI[5] designer for Sega, creating pictures of soccer and NBA athletes.[5] She became a freelance artist when she was 25.[3] After sending her portfolio to C. B. Cebulski, she began working on several projects for Marvel Comics, including X-Men, Venom, Civil War II[6] and Ms. Marvel.[3] In 2006-2008 she worked with C. B. Cebulski on creator-owned Drain series.[7] In 2010 she started to work with Marjorie Liu on X-23[5] for Marvel Comics and in 2013 the two started to work on creator-owned Monstress series.

The artists identified by Takeda as major influences include: Kuniyoshi Utagawa’s ukiyo-e woodblock prints, Shigeru Mizuki’s yōkai (Japanese spirits) art, and illustrations of Gojin Ishihara.[8][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Google knowledge graph". www.google.com.
  2. ^ "MONSTRESS Wins 2017 HUGO AWARD". Newsarama. Retrieved 2017-08-15.
  3. ^ a b c Liu, Marjorie; Tekada, Sana (2017). Monstress Vol. 2. Image Comics. ISBN 9781534305465.bio
  4. ^ a b Kelts, Roland (19 March 2017). "Breaking the comic book glass ceiling". The Japan Times. Retrieved 25 January 2018.image
  5. ^ a b c Harper, David (9 February 2016). "Sana Takeda on the Beauty and Darkness of Monstress - SKTCHD". SKTCHD. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Sana Takeda". marvel.com. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  7. ^ Rogers, Vaneta (15 November 2006). "NEWSARAMA.COM: ONE TO WATCH: SANA TAKEDA". Archived from the original on 15 November 2006. Retrieved 26 January 2018.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  8. ^ "Gojin Ishihara – 26 Japanese 70's illustrations to scare kids". 26 July 2010. Archived from the original on 20 June 2015.