- " Even as a child, Murase made comic books- My sister was my first reader- she recalled.
Growing up in Barcelona, artist Sho Murase often felt like an outsider.
People were always asking -Where are you from?-
When she went to Japan, her mother's homeland, she felt out of place, too.
People were startled to hear Japanese spoken with a Spanish accent .
So when she moved to polyglot San Francisco eight years ago, it felt just right.
She's got an unusual match-up of sensitivity and drive. And her artwork,
which she calls a hybrid of European and Japanese influences, speaks to an international audience.
If there is a thematic through-line in her manga, it is storytelling of
the heroic kind, identity stories in which a protagonist overcomes hardship to triumph.
Her stories are bound to be an inspiration -- to girls, to young artists.
In fact, to anyone aspiring to be his or her own superhero."-
"Now 75, sleuth Nancy Drew looks younger, hipper in graphic novels drawn by S.F. artist Sho Murase" by
Heidi Benson, Chronicle Staff Writer
COMMERCIAL DESIGN/ADV CLIENT LIST
Passion Pictures, London (Uk)
"Womanthology , Star", IDW , Cover
"Elephantmen" , Issue ? ,Image Comics, Cover
"15 Love", Marvel Comics, Issues #1 , #2, #3 -Covers
"Star Wars Visions" (Abrams,11, 1, 2010) Illustrations
"ImageMakers, the cutting edge of Fashion illustration " ( Illustrations)
"Contos de Verao" ( Portuguese only- Illustrations)
"Shadow Hunter "# (Virgin Comics- Cancelled issues) Covers
"Sei Death and Legend"(Image Comics -Nov 2003) Writer , Artist
"ME2", 192 pages (TokyoPop -August 14, 2007) Writer , Artist
"V2"( Profecy Mag) Writer , Artist
Nancy Drew Graphic Novel Series :
3. N C Files "Together with the Hardy Boys " Pencils ( Cover by Paulo Henrique + Carlos Guzman)
2. N C Files :A Vampires Kiss (12-21-10) Cover & Pencils
1. N C Files: Vampire Slayer (9-14-10) Cover & Pencils
21. High School Musical Mystery #2 (2010-8-17)Cover & pencils
20. High School Musical Mystery#1 (2010-6-08) -Cover, pencils & color
19. Cliffhanger (2009-02-03) -Cover & pencils
18. City Under the Basement (2009-2-03) -Cover & pencils
17. Night of the Living Chatchke (2009-2-03) -Cover & pencils
16. What Goes Up (2009-2-03) -Cover & pencils
15. Tiger Counter (2008-11-25) -Cover & pencils
14. Sleight of Dan (2008-8-19) -Cover & pencils
13. Doggone Town (2008-5-27) -Cover & pencils & color
12. Dress Reversal (2008-1-22) -Cover & pencils
11. Monkey-Wrench Blues (2007-11-13) -Cover & pencils
10. The Disoriented Express (2007-8-07) -Cover & pencils & color
9. Ghost in the Machinery (2007-5-15) -Cover & pencils
8. Global Warning (2007-3-06) -Cover & pencils
7. The Charmed Bracelet (2006-11-28) -Cover only
6. Mr. Cheeters is Missing (2006-8-08) -Cover & pencils
5. The Fake Heir (2006-4-18) -Cover -Cover only
4. The Girl Who Wasn't There (2006-1-24) -Cover & pencils
3. The Haunted Dollhouse (2005-11-29) -Cover & pencils
2. Writ in Stone (2005-10-13) -Cover & pencils
1. The Demon of River Heights (2005-10-13) -Cover & pencils
Other works :
Harajuku Girls Pin up Book, Cover & Illustrations
Heroines Pin Up Book , Cover & Illustrations
Monocrome pin ups
Many self published sketchbooks all sold out !