This is the first art collection by the young Canadian artist/illustrator Koyamori (also known as Maruti_Bitamin). Over the past five years, she has gained attention through regularly sharing her fascinating illustrations on her Instagram, Tumblr and Twitter accounts. This work has been collected in grow and accompanied by a selection of specially created new illustrations.
Using mostly watercolor ink, Koyamori's highly imaginative but intimate illustrations incorporate colorful natural elements such as plants, creatures, water and stars, and also feature super-cute manga-inspired characters. A reversible dust jacket includes the cover from the Japanese edition on the reverse side. Both covers are new illustrations exclusively drawn for this long-awaited book.
"work within grow: The Art of Koyamori does not need explanation. Rather it is a presentation of colors and images that will have you creating stories for the characters that you are seeing."
"Motion, whimsy, clever designs and eye-catching layouts make for a delicious and satisfying cornucopia of creativity."