So, this is the piece I prepared for Sloane´s yakuza exhibition at Floating World Comics in Portland, called “Battles without honor and humanity”, honoring Fukasaku´s movie.

Actually, the whole exhibition is an homage to the yakuza-eiga genre, that I couldn´t love more.

About the picture, at the beginning I was looking for some kind of disturbing feeling, but it ended up quite Miyazakish thanks to the coloring and the thin inking. I even changed the ojisan´s face into a smile in the middle of the process.

In general, I think I´m kinda happy with that.

As always, there is a story behind. I think I can´t do illustration work without thinking about something happening. Both are tattoo makers, in a Kenobi/Luke kind of domestic relationship, trying to survive the gokudo the best they can. Who knows if there is more to come.

Hope you like it.

(line art and color by me, flats by Roque Romero )

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