The horrors of war don’t just end once a solider returns, in fact one of the saddest aspects of global conflict is societies lack of post-care for soldiers. Unfortunately, heroism is only perceived as such when if fits a narrative and authorities are quick to push human suffering under the rug as soon as it […]

Horror is a tool. A tool used by the architect in order to design a macabre landscape, layered with mountains of fear and embedded with the riverbanks of mystery. Suehiro Maruo did not appropriate the tool, nor did he simply embellish it, Maruo crafted and invigorated the art with his non-conventional understanding of the grotesque […]

The Laughing Vampire, or Warau Kyuuketsuki in Japanese, is a shocking two volume series of the Suehiro Maruo and follows the vampire of Rakuda as she first emerges from parallel scenes of atomic destruction in World War 2 – evil was already amongst us as despairing truth. In Japan, she subsequently stalks a corrupted modern […]