Lucca Comics and Games 2019, Suehiro Maruo guest Coconino Press


Published on Oct 01, 2019


Lucca Comics and Games has announced that the master of manga, ero-guro Suehiro Maruo will be the guest of the edition in 2019 in collaboration with the publisher Coconino Press.

The artist will be protagonist of the exhibition entitled “The moon is just a hole in the sky: the nightmares of Suehiro Maruo” and a series of events that will celebrate the career and the publication of the concluding volume of the series “Tomino the damned”.


Born in Nagasaki in 1956, Suehiro Maruo, and made his debut in the circuit of the sexy magazines in the 1980's with a short story for “Ribon no kishi”. His first book dates back to 1982: “Barairo no Kaibutsu” is published by the Seirinkogeisha, publisher of the cult scene of the manga alternative.
Since then, Maruo has achieved success among the public and international critics, putting his art at the service of comics, music and cinema. The Italian publication of “Midori” and “Night rotten”, released by Coconino Press in the early years of the third millennium, marked a watershed in the history of manga in Italy, introducing readers in the portrait of a world far completely original and varied.
They are followed by masterpieces like “The vampire who laughs” and the volumes refined as “The caterpillar” and “The strange history of the island's Panorama, inspired by the novels of the writer travellers to tokyo will appreciated Ranpo, the Edgar Allan Poe of japan.
The last work of Maruo, “Tomino the damned,” is a series in 4 volumes, that tells the epic tale of a group of freaks, freaks in the escape from the spiral of degradation and violence that keeps them prisoners, and represents a glimpse of Japan “alternative” in the ’30s.
Suehiro Maruo will be a guest at Lucca Comics & Games, in collaboration with Coconino Press.


In the course of his thirty-year career, Suehiro Maruo has won readers all over the world portraying the dark sides of the human mind, and the perversions of the modern world with elegance and sensuality, strong style, unique and always current.
Maruo will be the protagonist of an exhibition and a series of dedicated events to celebrate a career full of successes on the international and the Italian publication of the concluding volume of the series “Tomino the damned”, his more recent work.
The exhibition will tell the editorial adventure of the Italian master through 40 original black-and-white and color taken from the works published in the course of the last 15 years by Coconino Press.
The exhibition is the first personal exhibition in Italy, to the great author of Saitama: an unmissable opportunity to scrutinize closely the techniques and the secrets behind the creation of his world-magnetic and dark, populated by demonic creatures, unscrupulous, monsters, the appearance of unsuspected and outcasts from the gentle soul, complex characters that are never commonplace, a faithful mirror of the real contemporary.

Location: Palazzo Ducale – Lucca
Date: from 12 October to 3 November
Opening: Saturday 12 October
Schedule: 12 October – 28 October: from Monday to Friday 15.00-19.00, Saturday and Sunday 10.00-13.00 and 15.00-19.00. 29 October – 2 November: 9.00-20.00. 3 November: 9.00-19.00

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