An article on the Japanese doujinshi community circa 2007.
A short blurb describing a copyright snafu between the authors of an unlicensed Doraemon doujinshi (which sold over 15,000 copies) and Shogakukan.
Yoshitoshi Abe talks about his pen name, religion, and the emotions behind his art.
3 things that jumped out at me: one, apparently he started using a computer in 1990 (seems early for an art student to have access to one), and two, apparently director Tomokazu Tokoro made a request to enlarge the size of the wings. Not a major thing, but it’s always neat to hear that sort of production trivia. And three, Abe was prohibited from reading manga as a child.