is my all-time favorite graphic artist and designer and has had a huge influence
on me since I first saw his work reprinted in Wet Magazine
(California) sometime in the early
80s. As great as all of Terry's works are this 1986 Heta Uma book is one of
my favorite books EVER! Heta-Uma = Bad/Good drawing style, and the dictionary
tackles a number of broad subjects such as "Transportation", "Love"
and "Sports" with a generous supply of drawings by the master in
each category followed by an empty box that says: "Draw here!" giving
you a chance to practice what you have learned.
One of the great joys of my art
career was eventually meeting him in person after having him contribute work
to my Casual Casual magazine and
then later the Cultural Exchange show for
which he personally introduced me to a great many of the very finest artists
living and working in Japan at that time. King Terry also introduced me to
the work of soul music sensation Blowfly.
K.T.J’s work adorns my walls
and my heart. I penned a little tribute to him in a song called Momentary
Love Affair using some
of his catch phrases and the language of his art. The review he gave me and
Casual Casual in this edition of the “Heta-Uma” book
is still a real thrill for me to see even though I can't understand a single
word of it. :)