comic art by Usamuru Furuya
Comic art by Usumaru Furuya. 

Referring to his creative process, Usamaru Furuya calls himself "conscious and capricious". His path to manga (the word for Japanese comics) was unusual, to say the least: he studied sculpture and abstract three-dimensional figures in art school, and afterwards he even became involved with Butoh dance and expression through body movement.

Palepoli, by Usamaru Furuya

Eventually he chose manga as his mode of expression, publishing his earliest work in the alternative manga magazine Garo. He made his debut with 'Palepoli', an innovative variation from the standard 4-panel manga.

comic art by Usamaru Furuya
Comic art by Usamaru Furuya.

A selection of 'Palepoli' has been published in 'Secret Comics Japan', a collection of Japanese alternative comics. His morbid comic 'Short Cuts' was published in Young Sunday from 1998. Later series include 'Marie no Kanaderu Ongaku' and 'Suicide Club'.

Jisatsu Sakaru, by Usamaru Furuya
'Jisatsu Sakaru'. 

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