Heaven’s Door: Extra Works
A sci-fi manga collection of psychedelic short stories by Keiichi Koike. A drug in paper form! This is his first full-length book published in English.
“A magnificent ronin, a warrior without a master, one of the few authors to resist the cynical formatting of the current manga industry…” —Mobius Contents
Born in Tokyo, Koike won the prestigious Tezuka Award in 1976, when he was 16. His style, similar to Katsuhiro Otomo and Moebius, is marked by vivid representations of psychedelic experiences. Drugs are an important part of his inspiration: “Except peyote, I have tried almost everything: hashish, heroin, cocaine, acid, magic mushrooms… From a strictly graphical point of view, however, LSD is most important by far…”
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