Dragon Ball

Before Dragon Ball there was Dr Slump | Akira Toriyama


Japanese art and design from my childhood is a major inspiration of mine. In this series, I will share the creators that have shaped my idea of great art and design.

Before Dragonball , AkiraToriyama created a fantastic manga comic / TV anime called Dr Slump ✒️ Personally, I find his light hearted and humorous work from the 80s, like this one, far more enjoyable than the over the top action it's become. His drawing style has become much busier too, which I guess has been a trend in manga/anime as a whole.

If you are like me and simple, bold and fun drawings resonate with you, I totally recommend checking out some 80s manga from Japan 🇯🇵