Tuesday, November 25, 2008

SUEHIRO MARUO ON A BEAT TAKESHI VARIETY SHOW

God bless YouTube. I was doing a periodic sweep of familiar search terms, and came across this video from August 21, 1998 (which was posted online a few months ago).

Here is a profile of Suehiro Maruo from a Beat Takeshi variety show (Takeshi no daredemo PIKAN), which features great footage of his work and studio, a shot of him as a sorta-goth teenager, commentary by a horror author that Maruo did book covers for AND... an in-person interview talking about his paintings! Fucking fantastic stuff here:



Screencaps:

Same Hat's cerebral godfather, at work in his studio.


Goth Suehiro Maruo was born in 1956 in Nagasaki Prefecture.


Hot lady paintings.


Mr. Maruo in studio being introduced.


Beat Takeshi looks mortified.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great Video. Found it also some weeks ago.

Anonymous said...

"sorta" goth? i believe you mean "super" goth. he is sporting a fake scar through his eye!

ryan said...

@anonymous: okay okay, YOU ARE CORRECT, SIR!

Azraelito said...

one of the best mangakas ever!!I have a lot of books in spanish of him!!I really love his work!!

the footage is incredible!!

what a pity that in the states,there is only the story of comics underground japan and ultra gash inferno!!

he deserves mucho more!!

saludos from argentina!!!

ps: did anyone read doctor inugami??really one of the best things that must be compared with midor,his storytelling there is amazing!!!

ryan said...

@azraelito: yes, he's definitely more popular in Germany, France & Italy, in terms of books released. You are lucky to have Glenat.

For English, in addition to the ones you mentioned, there is also the book, Mr. Arashi's Freak Show (Midori, the Camellia Girl, in other language editions), although I strongly doubt that it'll be the last we've seen of him in English...

I like Dr. Inugami-- read some of the book in Japanese a while back but still haven't finished it!

Miss Nas said...

thank you so much for posting this...what a great shot of him, being a super goth kid!

Le Lezard Noir said...

Great, the "hot lady painting" is in my collection...

ryan said...

@miss nas: I know, right?

@le lezard: Wait, the ORIGINAL painting? really?!

Le Lezard Noir said...

yes i have a few originals here i exhibited some months ago in my town...

ryan said...

oooh, very interesting. I guess I hadn't realized that those were from your own personal collection. Very, very cool!

Le Lezard Noir said...

though this one was not exhibited as it was in a llibrary with children...
i'll try to get your magazine

trevor brown said...

great clip - but, oh dear, the contrived "spontaneity" of japanese tv is really painful

Le Lezard Noir said...

Maruo sensei being nearly as shy as you I wonder how Trevor would feel on a japanese tv programm

Ramiro said...

I can't thank you enough for posting this. This is wonderful.