CatCuts Illustrations NFT Exhibition
「Waiting Cats Exhibition」
Takashi Kisaki made his debut as a manga artist in 1987 with “ff (Fortissimo)” in Weekly Shonen Jump. He’s best known for printed works such as “Traffic Accident Appraiser: Rinichiro Tamaki” and “ZOMBIEMEN”. He is also a big cat lover, and in recent years, under the pseudonym CatCuts, he began tweeting out illustrations of cats every morning. Many of these cat drawings have been used in some of his widely issued works, including “Catharsis Plan” and “An Introduction to Manga Artists Who can Work for 10 Years, 2022 Edition”. In 2022, two of his cat manga features were published in Neko-punch magazine.
All illustrations in this exhibition have been carefully selected by the painter himself, CatCuts, and will include NFTs while being displayed in two different virtual spaces. The paintings display cute cats with soft fur, against nostalgia-inducing colored backgrounds, providing a warm atmosphere and capturing the hearts of all who see them.
About the two types of virtual space
After viewing the artwork here, visitors can purchase physical reproductions of any of the paintings alongside an NFT.
You can access the purchase site by clicking the link shown on each work’s page.
This piece was created specifically for the 1st NFT Publishing Content Event, which was held on February 21st, 2022.
The Tiger, as seen here, is the Chinese Zodiac sign for 2022.
"The Spring Patterned Rug"
It’s the warmest place in our house during Winter,
is what the cat always tells me.
Relaxing in a warm place.
"The World is in My Paw!"
A cat in boots.
World domination with a pen!
Rolls the Earth like a ball.
Cats do not mind falling from high places,
but actually, short distances are
not their favorite, and I heard that no matter if they fall from
7 floors or more the degree of injury doesn’t change.
In any case, they will be saved!
“What's more important, your work or me?"
Take me with you…
I understand not by words, but by that cry.
I'll be back soon.
A cat that wants to be a manga illustrator.
This is Kakineko!
Pleased to make your acquaintance!
“A Cat Climbing a Tree”
Are they thinking about getting off?
I’ll try to catch and carefully bring them down
I wonder if they will scratch me..
I can stand all by myself!
I’m trying to look as tall and as big as possible.
Keep shining! In all your beauty.
“A Kitten’s Blue Eyes”
Slightly grayish…blue eyes only when they are kittens
A precious color that can only be seen for a short period of time.
“The Renaissance Cat"
A portrait of Nyakonda Husband Cat.
I'll dance, I'll bounce, I'll wink!
“When You're Not Looking, Those Blue Eyes Always Follow You."
Though you look at me and I turn away
When you're not looking,
Those eyes like glass beads
Will always be at your back.
“The Kitten Sitting in a Teardrop Shape”
The blue eyed kitten is somewhat sad.
Perhaps they are searching for the forgotten image of their mother.
Streeeetching out comfortably and without hesitation!
That's a cat!
Doesn’t care about anything!
“The Beautiful Kitten with a Red Bowtie”
The air is tense...
Don't miss the crisp golden moment!
“The Kitten Staring with a Disgruntled Face"
You can't just glare at me like that…
Because the tip of your nose is red
Because your ears are cool and pointy
Because your little mouth is shaped like the character "へ"…
They’re just so adorable!
"A Little Kitten with Cosmos in its Eyes"
I see the night sky behind me reflected in your beautiful eyes!
Or could it be that there is an endless universe in your eyes?
“I can even Fly!”
I can do anything!
Just trust me!
Don't waste your time worrying about it.
Born in 1965, in Hyogo, Japan.
Graduated from Osaka University of Arts, the College of Design.
He made his debut in 1987 with "ff (Fortissimo)" in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. He also founded Domix, a volunteer group that aims to revitalize the manga industry, and has produced 10 stage plays that combine manga, theater, and music, contributing to the development of manga animation.
As a manga artist, his work has appeared in Weekly Shonen Jump, Oh SUPERJUMP, Afternoon, Comichi, and other publications.
He is a special lecturer at the Japan Manga Art Academy and is also active as an illustrator under the name CatCuts, a cat painter.
|1987||“ff (Fortissimo)”: Magazine debut in Weekly Shonen Jump with an all-around perfect score as the recipient of the monthly newcomer, Hop Step Award.|
|1987||“Hard Luck”: Published in Weekly Shonen Jump (since 1988).|
|1989||“Tobikkiri!”: Published in Shukan Shonen Jump (since 1990).|
|1993||“Tachyon Fink”: A short story in Shonen Jump that became so popular that it was published three times as a mid-length story series.|
|1994||“Dance with the Wind!~Baron Nishi, the Man Who Ran Through the Ages”: Published in Weekly Shonen Jump as a 91 page one-time feature, the longest ever published in a single issue.|
|1996||“Traffic Accident Appraiser Tamaki Rinichirou” (original story by Kengo Kaji): Although it was a short story feature, it received the highest surveyed popularity in the history of Super Jump and has been published continuously (since 2001).|
|2001||“eunos yuunosu”: Published in Oh SUPERJUMP.|
|2002||“R2”: Sequel to “Traffic Accident Appraiser: Tamaki Rinichirou”: Began to be published (since 2003).|
|2005||“FALLEN”: Published this one-time story in Weekly Shonen Jump (since 2005).|
|2006||Manga Faculty Lecturer at the Tokyo Designer Gakuin College (since 2008).|
|2006||“VivoUNDEAD”: Was written and has since been published electronically.|
|2007||“Traffic Accident Appraiser Tamaki Rinichirou” remix issue released.|
|2008||“PEDAL”: Published in Oh SUPERJUMP.|
|2008||“ZOMBIEMEN”: Started co-writing a full-length series to be an irregular monthly feature in Afternoon Shinsho with Eri Oka.|
|2009||“An Introduction to Manga Artists Who can Work for 10 Years”: Published by Afternoon Shinsho. Became the number one best-selling book in both the New Book and Drawing categories on Amazon.|
|2010||Spoke at the largest gathering of manga artists at Nakano ZERO to oppose metropolitan ordinance. (Appealed against traffic regulation.)|
|2011||“Traffic Accident Appraiser Rinichirou Tamaki”: Adapted into two 3D dramas.|
|2011||“An Introduction to Manga Artists Who can Work Very Well for 10 Years”: Published by Earth Star Entertainment.|
|2011||“Net Radio Manga Genki Hatsugen Keikaku”: Became an MC for this talk show that pioneered online distribution by manga artists (since 2014).|
|2013||“Mami Suzuki and Yu Moriya's Mangen Aneikkusu!”: Produced this online video streaming program that features a guest major manga artist every episode and also appears as an MC on a semi-regular basis.|
|2013||Founded and led Domix, a motion comic production unit, and directed, staged, and sound-directed the majority of its productions.|
|2013||“Mangen Anekkusu!”: Launched and produced this online program which has since been renewed as “MANGA anekkusu!”. He is a regular MC (since 2015).|
|2014||Collaborated in the opening of the second Manga Space store in Koenji, Tokyo. He serves as the store’s manager, in charge of online production of promotional programs (since 2016).|
|2014||“ZOMBIEMEN Ekaterina”: Independently produced this Domix piece for Manga Genki Hatsudo Keikaku. He also did voice acting for all roles, using a voice changer.|
|2015||At Naka-kon, an anime convention in Kansas City, U.S.A., he conducted 4 panels, an exhibition of original drawings, and a screening of the motion comic “ZOMBIEMEN Ekaterina”.|
|2015||“Kizakisou”: An apartment building named after the Tokiwasou project, was constructed and acts as a mentoring space specifically for aspiring manga artist residents (since 2020).|
|2016||"Catharsis Plan" and “An Introduction to Manga Artists Who can Eat for 10 Years version R”: These two manga instructional books were published simultaneously. Each book was ranked number 1 in the Amazon Book category.|
|2016||“Mantetsu”: Published this philosophy book for aspiring manga artists, in a fanzine periodical. It ranked third in the Amazon Book category.|
|2016||Returned to Naka-kon with 4 panels, an original art exhibition, and a motion comic screening.|
|2016||“Domix Motion Comic Live”: Grand opening of this fusion of theater and manga. Handled planning and video production. “VivoUNDEAD” was adapted into a stage play.|
|2016||“ZOMBIEMEN”: Produced (including video production) for this Domix2 stage play.|
|2016||“An Introduction to Manga Artists Who can Work for 10 Years with Furikake”: Published by Seikaisha.|
|2017||“Traffic Accident Appraiser Tamaki Rinichirou”: Produced the Domix Motion Comic Live 4 stage play which was performed at Shibuya UPLINK. An exhibition of his original drawings was held at the same time.|
|2017||“Mr. Mazda Family’s Beautiful Roadster Girl”: Distributed and published this original work.|
|2017||"Secrets to Creating a Manga": Released at Comiket, Comitia, and BOOTH.|
|2017||“Domix5”: Produced (including video) this stage play.|
|2017||"Manga Secrets Book of Shinobi": Released this technical manga book at Comiket, Comitia, and BOOTH|
|2018||“Domix6: ZOMBIEMEN”: Produced (including video) this stage play.|
|2018||Lectured at China Fanfan Comics in Hangzhou and Wuhan, China.|
|2018||“Drawing Cats Kakineko”: Released this autobiographical cat manga and book of essays, on Twitter. It was published as a fanzine and sold at Comiket, Comitia, and BOOTH. Around this time, he realized that he could profit more from technical books independently, and began to sell them without going through a publisher.|
|2018||“Domix7: The Best”: Produced (including video production) and put on at the Theater 1010 in Tokyo.|
|2018||"Creation Theory: Quality Principles" was sold at Comiket, Comitia and BOOTH.|
|2018||“Domix8: Sakuya Konohana”: Produced this stage play (including video production).|
|2019||Conducted a lecture on manga techniques in Hangzhou, China.|
|2019||“Takashi Kisaki Original Art Exhibition”: Held at Tokyo Manga Night BOOK.|
|2019||“Creative Writing Complete Works”: Released this informative creative writing and philosophy book at Comiket, Comitia, and BOOTH.|
|2019||“Domix9: Paranoia”: Produced the stage play (including video production) and adapted “ZOMBIEMEN FLY” for stage performance as well.|
|2019||“Manga Killer Techniques Dictionary”: Weekly publication of this technical manga in Comichi (since 2021).|
|2019||“Manga Killer Techniques Dictionary, Volume A”: Published by BOOTH.|
|2020||“The Basics of Vertical Scroll Manga”: Regular issues of this technical manga,10 times a week in Comichi.|
|2020||Established a Twitter account where cat pictures are uploaded every morning. And has since published “Nekokakumaku”, a book about how to draw cats, and “CatCuts”, a collection of copyright-free cat illustrations, at Comiket, Comitia, and BOOTH. Ink paintings of cats also began to be sold.|
|2020||“Traffic Accident Appraiser Tamaki Rinichirou”: Produced (including video production) and directed this Domix10 stage play.|
|2021||"Traffic Accident Appraiser Tamaki Rinichirou, Complete Edition": Distributed and became the No.1 bestseller on Amazon in the Mystery Manga category in 2022.|
|2021||New edition “Catharsis Plan”: Published by BOOTH.|
|2021||Served as an editor at Comichi; in charge of nine scheduled short-term and six scheduled long-term writers for publications.|
|2022||“An Introduction to Manga Artists Who can Work for 10 Years, 2022 Edition”: Published by BOOTH.|
|2022||DNP P&I Seminar's 1st NFT Publishing Content Event: Released an A1-size tiger painting and video production.|