Work in progress by Kazuhide Ichikawa (市川和秀)
Ichikawa writes on his blog that he has been struggling with feelings of inadequacy as a mangaka. I think that’s sad, because he’s so singularly talented and he’s one of the greatest gay manga artists out there. His amazing artwork has inspired so many fans around the globe, myself included. You’re awesome, Kaz! ^_^
If you feel like sending some words of support and encouragement to Ichikawa-sensei, you can reach him here: firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you’re in Japan, go meet him at both Comiket and Booket on August 16th, 2014!