- " 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



Passion Pictures, London (Uk)
Warner Bros
Marvel Comics
Papercutz/NMB Publishing
DC Comics
Wildbrain (Us)
Electronic Arts



"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 !