Taiyo Matsumoto’s Tekkonkinkreet: Black & White, has been stuck in my head since it first made its way over here in the pages of PULP sans the pre-colon moniker. Black & White is as memorable for its story of the titular outcasts as it is for Matsumoto’s incredible artwork, all of which was adapted in Michael Arias’ Tekkonkinkreet film, originally released in Japan at the tail end of 2006.
Now, deservedly so, Matsumoto’s title has been graced with an Eisner Award. From VIZ’s press release:
“We are extremely honored to have TEKKONKINKREET: BLACK & WHITE recognized by the comics industry with this notable award,•bCrLf says Alvin Lu, Vice President, Publishing, VIZ Media. “Taiyo Matsumoto has won international critical acclaim for his honest and unflinching depictions of young peoples’ lives and for his unique, immediately recognizable art style that blends both Japanese and European influences. We invite everyone to explore this award-winning series now available in a gorgeous omnibus edition from VIZ Media!•bCrLf