I first came across Kutsuzawa’s work in Slip ‘S’ Manga collection. His beautifully detailed pencil work shone head and shoulders above a slew of Japan’s top alternative talent. Who was this guy? What had he worked on? Did he have a manga or an artbook out there?
While time has left me with more questions about Kutsuzawa, I was able to track down a bit more of his work. A few months after checking out Slip, I came across Range Murata’s ‘Flat’ compilation, where he did a fantastic baseball story. I’ve also seen some of his stuff in Japon, a French/Japanese comic collaboration. If memory serves me correctly there was a ‘how to’ article with tips on how he created the below image:
I’ve really not come across too much else of his stuff. I’ll update this page with more art as I can find it, but for now, it’s slim pickings.
Below are some pages I scanned from “Flat” and “Error”.