Otaku USA Magazine
New Artbook From Pokemon Creator Ken Sugimori

Ken Sugimori is the man with the master Pokemon plan… or at least the character designs, since he drew all of the human characters in the original games — and of course, all 151 Pokemon — himself. That’s what put him on the map, but not too many folks know about the equally cool design work he did before Pokemania ran wild.

That’s hopefully going to change though, with Sugimori putting out a new artbook next month with character designs, comics and all sorts of cool stuff spanning his 25+ year career. It’s not entirely clear what the full contents of the book are at this time, but the cover and marketing materials make it clear that his debut work on the 1989 NES game Quinty (known in the US as Mendel Palace) and the 1991 SNES game Jelly Boy (known in the US as Smart Ball) will be getting the commemorative fist bump they’ve been waiting 25 years for.

That leaves a few questions open as to the contents of the rest of the book. Will there be any coverage of Sugimori’s designs for cult Genesis game Pulseman? Or the perennially underappreciated Drilldozer for the Game Boy Advance? These are the questions that keep me up at night, people.

Whatever’s in there, it’s going to be a treat. There’s also mention of a 32-page interview with the guy, which will hopefully shed some light on his creative process, inspirations, and what he does in his spare time other than his well-documented. hobby of meticulously posing action figures.

Ken Sugimori Works
goes on sale May 27.

Source: Hachima Kiko, personasama