Teruhiko Yumura

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Teruhiko Yumura
Native name
湯村 輝彦
Born (1942-11-01) November 1, 1942 (age 77)
Japan Hakuzu, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
NationalityJapan Japanese
EducationTama Art University

Teruhiko Yumura (湯村 輝彦, Yumura Teruhiko, born November 1, 1942) is a Japanese illustrator, designer, cartoonist and music critic.[1] He is one of the exemplars of the heta-uma illustration aesthetic.[2] Born in Hakuzu, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (currently Nishi-Shinjuku), he signed works under the pen names Terry Johnson (Gonzo), "FLA", "FRAMINA TERRENO GONZO", "TERRINO FLAMINI 'GONZAREZ" and "KURUZURU Terumanta". Yumura is known by the nickname "King Terry".

Yumura studied at Tama Art University and drew covers for the magazine Garo in the 1970s and 1980s. He collaborated with copywriter Shigesato Itoi in short comics such as Penguin Shuffle and Jonetsu Penguin no Gohan. He also collaborated with the American magazines Wet and Raw.[3][4] Yumura's comics were influenced by Japanese and American pop culture; his artwork is characterized by crudely done drawings made in a conscious, deliberate manner. This style became known as heta-uma (bad but good).[5]


  1. ^ Koren, Leonard (August 1982). "They Are the Japanese". Mother Jones. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  2. ^ Schodt, Frederik L. (2014-01-02). Dreamland Japan: Writings on Modern Manga. Stone Bridge Press, Inc. ISBN 9781611725537.
  3. ^ "GCD :: Issue :: Raw #7". www.comics.org. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  4. ^ "How WET Can You Get?". www.booktryst.com. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  5. ^ name, Site. "The 'bad but good' trailblazing of Yumura Teruhiko, by Paul Gravett / ArtReview". artreview.com. Retrieved 2016-11-22.