Join us for a discussion with Gurihiru (the artist duo of Chifuyu Sasaki and Naoko Kawano) about their work as illustrators and manga and comic artists! Gurihiru are featured guests of The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, and designed one of the official 2015 posters.
Gurihiru, aka Illustrator Unit Gurihiru and Gurihiru Studios, is a Japanese illustration team, composed of artists Chifuyu Sasaki (workplan design, pencils, inks) and Naoko Kawano (workplan design, colors, webdesign). Though its comic book endeavors are centered in the United States, Gurihiru also illustrates character designs for games and animations in Japan.
The pair have worked in several Marvel Comics titles, such as: Power Pack, Fantastic Four, and Gus Beezer & Spider Man, as well as Thor, Captain America, and Wolverine. More recently, Gurihiru has come together with Nickelodeon and Dark Horse Comics to continue the story of Avatar: The Last Airbender in graphic novel format, a collaborative effort that has spawned three trilogies: The Promise, The Search, and The Rift, which were be released throughout 2014.