Can you give me a rough outline of what the pictures represent? Obviously they are weird space creature, but why are they there.
These are the first pictures to be transmitted back to Earth by the TSB space exploration team's silver week mission. I have also just received a telepathic message from the TSB time travel squad saying that we can expect images from the 23rd century as soon as they find a way to convert them from 6D to something that our primative minds can comprehend.
The artist behind this illustrated pictorial is the celebrated Shigeru Komatsuzaki, who was afairly well-known as a fine/cartoonist/commercial artist before the War, and Tsuburaya hired him to work in the "Special Arts Department" at Toho in the late 1930s. While Komatsuzaki went freelance after the War, Tsuburaya would frequently hire him to do commission work. Two of his most memorable creations for Toho were the Atragon and the Maser Cannons,Official Komatsuzaki site:http://www.komatsuzaki.net/The Conceptual and Editorial Supervisor was science fiction writer/critic Shoji Otomo (1936-1973), who also was a conceptual designer on the original ULTRAMAN series, and created the whole "Monster Biology" phenomenon of illustrations of creature's innards."The World of Shoji Otomo" Official Website:http://www.nifty.com/ohtomo/about.htmHope this helps!Cheers,August RagoneAuthor EIJI TSUBURAYA: MASTER OF MONSTERSBlog THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND GODZILLA
By the way, cool blog, and thanks for posting this awesome stuff!Cheers,August
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Oh, yes. Yes, this is a post that I can come back to a few times over. I tend to favor the "hostile space" approach to extraterrestrial exploration, so I can appreciate the richness of the art on several levels.Thanks for sharing this collection of space oddities.