Takayo Akiyama is a London based Japanese illustrator/cartoonist. She occasionally makes animations and videos. Her narrative, intricate illustrations are often fun and a tiny bit mad.

She's a full time freelancer and has many years experience in illustration, map, comic, printmaking, T-shirt and textile design.

Her work has been exhibited at various group and solo shows in London, Tokyo and France. 
Her comic books are published by Edition Cambourakis and Misma Editions in France and her illustrated books are published by Thames and Hudson in the UK.
Her books "So you want to be a Ninja?" is out this summer.

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