In late June, QPOP Shop and Gallery opened a tribute exhibition to Shōwa era manga that also includes tributes to the works of legendary creator, Shotaro Ishinomori, creator of the Kamen Rider and Super Sentai series.
Artists showcased their work inspired by their favorite Shōwa era manga artists including the Tokusatsu Network’s very first Artist Feature, Kyle Carrozza, who created an Osomatsu-san piece.
Kyle posing with his Osomatsu-san tribute piece, “Sheeeeeehh!!”
The tribute show opened on June 25th and will be on display until July 17th 2016.
In addition to works inspired by Shotaro Ishinomori, artists paid tributes to Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy and Black Jack and Phoenix; Kazuhiko Katō’s Lupin III; Go Nagai’s Cutie Honey and Mazinger Z; and Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira.
QPOP Shop and Gallery is located in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles across from Anime Jungle. According to their upcoming events, QPOP looks to hold a third tokusatsu tribute art show in August showcasing the 50th Anniversary of Ultraman.
Pieces from this show as well as past tribute art shows are available for purchase in store and through QPOP’s online shop.
“Cyborg Senshi” by Chris Marino
“Henshin” by Max Ulichney
A light up Astro Boy piece by Alex Kirwan
Various pieces by Robot Soda,
“Astro Boy” by Sarlis
“Do Astro Boys Dream of Electric Kitties?” by Sean Danconia
“Ambassador Magma” by Scott O’Brien
“Hedora” by Candie Bolton
Various pieces by artists such as Nikolas Illic and Taylor Clutter
“Kamen Riders” by Susan Yung
“Oscar François de Jarjayes” by Jisoo Kim
“Waiting in the Woods” by Grace Kim
Various pieces by artists such as Gabby Zapata and Chris Mitchell
“Mazinger Z” by Robot Soda
Various pieces by artists, including Aster Hung and Naoshi
“Bug Boy” by Riyoko Iwamoto
“Tetsujin 28” by Jerry Suh
Various pieces by artists including, Patrick Awa and Keiko Murayama
3D glasses are needed to view John Banh piece, “Lupin In The Third”
“命と生命 (Inochi to Seimei)” by Mariko Yamashin
“Terrarium Heart” by Nneka Myers