Edge of Spider-Verse #3
Here’s my concept design for the character Kaori Ikegami followed by a panel from Edge of Spider-Verse #3 followed by the inspiration for the design.
Akiko Nakamura was a popular actress and singer in Japan in the 60’s and 70’s and she was my primary inspiration for the look of Dr. Kaori Ikegami. I have her album “Hit Album” and it’s pretty good.
The last image is a screen capture from the movie Godzilla Vs. Gigan (1972) I have a soft spot for this particular Godzilla movie because it’s lead character is a struggling manga artist. In this scene his girlfriend is telling him about a job opportunity being a concept artist for Godzilla themed theme park… He’s not too excited about the prospect.
As you can see in the panel from Edge of Spider-Verse, I’ve referenced the pattern on the girl’s dress and the outfit the guy is wearing.
Edge of Spider-Verse is OUT NOW