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Tomoo Gokita

For The Sketch, an artist featuring in our next issue is invited to crack open a sketchbook—or a drawer full of drawings—to offer insights into their practice and daily process.

Tomoo Gokita has a cult following among his fans around the world. The Tokyo-based illustrator’s Dada-meets-punk-rock designs have graced zines, T-shirts and album covers for more than two decades. His transition from geekdom to the art world in the early 2000s was almost seamless, as galleries in New York and Tokyo began mounting exhibitions of his surrealism-infused black-and-white paintings and quirky, exquisitely rendered…

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