The new cover illustration, a piece by the Belgian artists Hell’O, is a beautiful visual metaphor of this issue’s theme: collectives and collaborative experiences. Minchō #9, which boasts a renewed editorial design, wants to celebrate that “united we stand” in this time of personality conflicts and outsize egos.
Amongst a wide variety of formulas to tackle team work, the reader will find in this issue some of the most talented twosomes and collectives: from illustration duos, like Zebu, Brosmind and Studio Tipi, and collectives like Nous Vous and Royal Studio, to groups like OuBaPo, which brings together comics artists under a series of previously-established rules, and independent animation initiatives, like that of Wednesday Collective and the cult TV series Panique au Village.
Seeting the Mood… “Rats”, written by Gustavo Roldán and illustrated by Groduk & Boucar
Illustration: Nous Vous // Zebu
In Motion: Wednesday Collective // Stèphane Aubier & Vincent Patar
Comic: OuBaPo (Jochen Gerner, Anne Barou and Matt Madden)
Art + Design: Royal Studio // Brosmind
The New Contemporary: Hell’O
Have a Nice Book: Studio Tipi