Assorted images from vols. 3-4 of Tetsuro Ueyama’s ‘Lampo-The Hypersonic Boy’.
Most people have probably heard of Ueyama from his manga, Faust the Metal Guardian, which was reprinted by Viz in the 90s.
I’m in a camp of people who were put onto ueyama by lesean thomas, specifically the work on his most recent series Solevision Mitsuyoshi.
The art of Solevision is masterful, to say the least, but by the fourth volume any pretense of a story is thrown out the window as volume by volume the main female characters fight to the death wearing less and less clothing…and in the 4th volume the characters fight completely nude. I’m not complaining, its just kind of surreal.
It’d almost be like Stuart Immonen or Jim Lee deciding to do 600 pages of women’s (nude) mud wrestling comics. Ueyama is better than both of those guys put together though which is saying Alot.
I think in between doing Lampo and Solevision, Ueyama did a few animation gigs. The most notable is an anime called Real Drive: sennou chousashitsu.
I’ll post some art from Solevision later.