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Tokyoiter cover

I'd attempted a few different concepts for this cover (I'd originally started one over a year ago), but didn't feel they represented any personal connection between me and Tokyo. In a recent photo memory on my phone, some images of the toy cabinets at Manadarake, Nakano Broadway showed up. I remembered how seeing them for the first time blew my mind ~ these amazing collections of toys spanning decades, often juxtaposed together. Some designs being the strangest things I'd ever seen, while others works of art. I find the place so inspiring that illustrating it in some way for the cover finally felt right.