I figured I might as well put the two manga storytellers who had the most impact on my life back to back. Like many Westerners, I saw the movie "Akira" before I read the comic...The movie is good. The comic is AMAZING. My journey into punk, into music, into most of the things I was into when I was a teenager can be traced as least partially back to this man.
Seth Rutledge is a visual developer and concept artist for the animation and video game industries, a photographer and a coffee snob living in Vancouver, British Columbia. Before he discovered illustration, he received a CSCI/Math degree from UNC-Charlotte, and has lived and worked all over the United States and Canada. He has run marathons, taught English in Japan, been CTO for a pharma marketing company and done fashion photography in NYC. Seth has two albums he wrote and played keyboards on, and he plays the theramin whenever he gets the chance. Seth spends so much time in coffee shops drawing that he is mentioned in online reviews. He would love a career drawing elves and goblins for a living.