Umigumo (Sea Spider), by Yuko Tsuno (2002)

Yuko Tsuno made her debut with 'Reizôko' ('Refrigerator') in the Japanese underground magazine Garo in 1986. Her work immediately caught the eye of major manga magazines, who attempted to make her offers she could not refuse. Yet she refused, preferring to be able to work for herself and at her own pace. She lives in Fukuyama, far away from Tokyo, the center of publications, and earns a living working in a graphic design studio.

Her manga stories include 'Derishasu' ('Delicious', 1988), 'Ame Miya Yuki Kohri' ('Rain, Princess, Snow, Ice', 1994) and 'Rinpunyaku' ('Powdered Fish Scale Medicine', 2000). Her work 'Swing Shell', has been translated into English and was published in 'Secret Comics Japan', a collection of Japanese underground comics.

Swing Shell, by Yuko Tsuno

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