Tomokazu Komiya (Japanese: こみやトモカズ Komiya Tomokazu; born 1973) is an illustrator who has provided art for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, as well as several Pokémon Tales books. His illustration style is well known within the Pokémon community particularly due to his deformed and loosely colored images. This is intentional, as Komiya is a practitioner of Primitivism, an art movement that takes inspiration from themes or stylistic elements of prehistory, tribal cultures, or children's art.
|Ready, Set, Dodo! (Pokémon Tales #16) (no English release)||1997-11||Shogakukan|
|Nazonokusa's Hide and Seek (Pokémon Tales #29) (no English release)||1998-04||Shogakukan|
|Heart-pounding Sand (Pokémon Tales #39) (no English release)||1998-12||Shogakukan|
|The Important Feeling||2000-07||Futami|
|Corsola's Brave New World (Pokémon Gold & Silver Tales #9)||2002-08||Shogakukan|
|Contact with the Sea||2005-07||Shinpusha|
|The Mysterious Drum (Pokémon Daisuki Tales #8)||2007-07||Pokémon Daisuki Club|
Work for the TCG
Tomokazu Komiya has been illustrating cards since the Expansion Sheet 1 expansion. Komiya exaggerates the features of Pokémon in his art, particularly facial and bodily proportions, focusing on the eyes or length of the face. He often uses vibrant colors or unusual tones to create a stark contrast between the Pokémon and the background environment. He also varies his style to convey different feelings in his art, using soft blotches of color to emulate placidity, or using very deep areas of color and rapid brushstrokes to give a dominant feeling. Thus far, Komiya has illustrated 260 cards. For a list of cards he has illustrated, go here.
- "A Conversation with Two Pokémon TCG Official Illustrators Kouki Saitou and Tomokazu Komiya." Pokémon Trading Card Game Illustration Contest 2022 Column
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