Shohei Otomo is a modern day artist who draws with traditional Japanese influence combined with modern style. He is the son of Katsuhiro Otomo who Created & Directed the Manga “Akira”. Manga are comics created in Japan, or by Japanese creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century [read more about]. They have a long, complex pre-history in earlier Japanese art. Shohei Otomo draws his awesome manga illustrations with just a ball point pen.