Jason Atomic
Go Nagai
1998
oil on canvas
Portrait of manga artist Go Nagai, the creator of Mazinger Z, Cutie Honey, Devilman and more.
Sketched at the offices of Dynamic Productions in Tokyo. It took quite a bit of negotiations to be granted an audience with Nagai Sensei. I was eventually allowed to sit in on a production meeting, the comic being discussed at the time was the episode of "Devilman Lady" where our demonic heroine visits Hell and the original Devilman character (missing for several years) is re-introduced. OK, I know that sounds like geeky nonsense but to me at the time (silver Devilman ring on my finger) it was a big deal.

Go Nagai is posing with the 1:1 scale Devilman head sculpt by Volks & the Medicon Real Action Hero Devilman doll.
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