Sci-fi illustrations by Shigeru Komatsuzaki

Shigeru Komatsuzaki
Let us celebrate the wonderful cheesiness and eye-popping kid-allowance-bait futurism of these 1960’s and 70’s magazine and plastic model kit box illustrations by Japanese illustrator Shigeru Komatsuzaki.

Giant destroyer robots! Undersea super tunnel! Space Train! Thunderbirds! And, of course “Frog car boat”!

Not only has the Pink Tentacle blog made these marvels available for your edification and amusement, they have provided a small link under each one to a larger image; certain to leave you stupefied in bizarro geeky retro Japanese pop culture wonderment overload.


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5 Replies to “Sci-fi illustrations by Shigeru Komatsuzaki”

  1. These are class. It’s a shame we haven’t seen this kind of spaced out imagery in movies for a while. Back to the Future 2 for example was filled with futurism, while Avatar, last year’s big sci-fi offering, had a blend of industrialism and primitivism and it looks like Mad Max 4 will go down the same route. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a Ridley Scott adaptation of a live action The Jetson’s.

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