Model kits as the doorway to pulp transcendence. Komatsuzaki is a cult figure in Japan; in his long 50 year career he painted thousands of illustrations for model kit boxes, among other things. Sadly, it is reported that few of his paintings survive, due to a massive fire.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.