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Junko Mizuno is a globally loved Japanese artist known for mixing the adorable with the abhorrent. Born in Tokyo, she rose to acclaim with the publication of her original manga, Pure Trance. At first glance her art appears harmless, as the cute characters and beautifully observed colour pallettes cloak darker, mischievous themes.
She has written and illustrated several subsequent books, and she regularly creates rock posters for cult bands like The Melvins and The Swans. In addition to books and posters, her art has been made into clothing, housewares, designer toys and Swarovski crystal figurines. Mizuno exhibits her work internationally, and she is a frequent guest at comic conventions worldwide. Junko Mizuno currently lives and works in San Francisco.