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Act-Age Artist Gets Gig Illustrating Japanese Magazine Cover

The manga Act-Age was cancelled after writer Tatsuya Matsuki was arrested for groping middle school girls, leaving artist Shiro Usazaki without a job. This situation bothered many people, because she was essentially being punished with the writer, even though she hadn’t done anything.

Weekly Shonen Jump recently gave Usazaki a one-shot manga to illustrate, and now there’s news coming out from Japan that she’s received more work. She illustrated the cover for the most recent issue of Weekly Playboy (which shouldn’t be confused with America’s Playboy magazine, as they’re both different publications).

She also illustrated two posters that are featured inside the magazine. Weekly Playboy remarked that they’ve used manga artists in the past, but this isn’t typically what they do.

Source: Anime News Network


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.