Junji Ito is a renowned horror manga artist.
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His main influences are H.P. Lovecraft, for his gloomy cosmic horror...
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... And Kazuo Umezu, who wrote the comic/horror manga Makoto-chan.
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Lately, he's tackled literary adaptations like Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
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His magnum opus is Uzumaki, about a sleepy town cursed by spirals.
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An anime adaptation of Uzumaki is coming to Toonami soon.
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Even his comedic, slice-of-life story, Cat Diary, is filled with eerie imagery.
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In 2015, he was approached by Guillermo del Toro and Hideo Kojima...
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... To work on the (later cancelled), Silent Hills game.
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And recently, Diablo 4's developers cited Ito as one of their influences.
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