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Inktober 2016 Spotlights Tokusatsu-Inspired Pieces

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Inktober 2016 Spotlights Tokusatsu-Inspired Pieces

Rider Man by Jordan Gibson

Rider Man by Jordan Gibson

Tokusatsu fans and artists brought their kaiju and henshin heroes inspirations to Inktober, the annual traditional medium drawing challenge held in October. 

Inktober is a drawing challenge started by artist, Jake Parker, in 2009 as a way to “improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits.” Since then, the challenge has grown worldwide.

The rules for Inktober are as follows:

1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).

2) Post it online

3) Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2016

4) Repeat

Participants are encouraged to keep a consistent schedule, be it daily, bi-weekly, or weekly. The goal is simply to cultivate good habits.

Some of the Tokusatsu Network’s past Artist Features are currently participating in the Inktober challenge with their own tokusatsu-inspired work. Most notably among these include, Jordan Gibson, who took on the challenge to draw a Kamen Rider for every day in Inktober.

In addition to our past Artist Features, other artists also posted various tokusatsu inspired Inktober submissions.

Finally, staffers on Team TokuNet also participated in this annual drawing challenge with their own tokusatsu-inspired pieces.

Inktober is more than halfway through and we hope to find more tokusatsu inspired pieces. If you or an artist you know has a piece they would like to add to this list or to future Artist Features, please let us know in the comments below or you can use the submission box in the Contact Us page.

Library professional, co-host of the Comfort Society podcast, and Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Tokusatsu Network from 2014 to 2018.



  1. Dme3o

    October 19, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Hi there Paula and team!!
    It’s your 200th Instagram follower! I just read your Toku Inktober article and was wondering how I may enter my submission? Didn’t even realize that there was such a thing! This is great!! 🙂

    • Paula Gaetos

      October 19, 2016 at 12:42 pm

      Hi Carlo, you can send me a link to your piece via Direct Message on Twitter or Instagram if it’s publicly posted to social media, or you can email it to me at pgaetos [at] if you would like us to repost it on the Inktober follow up article at the end of the month. 🙂

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