Eric Khoo’s new offering focuses on legendary Japanese comic artist
For many nights, a man’s face would appear in Singaporean filmmaker Eric Khoo’s mind, causing him restlessness. It sounds like an ideal premise for the Singaporean filmmaker’s independent horror label Gorylah Pictures, except that the face belongs to legendary Japanese comic artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi.
Currently in production, Tatusmi is based on the life and short stories of the 75-year-old who is widely credited with starting the Gekiga (dramatic pictures) style of alternative comics in Japan. It will not only showcase some of his more important stories like Hell and Just A Man, but also feature the voice-over of the man himself as it explores the different chapters of his life and influences.