Katsuhiro Otomo

Katsuhiro Otomo is one of the most respected and influential Japanese storytellers in the history of modern comics, and - apart from Akira - his work includes Domu (also available from Titan Books) and The Legend of Mother Sarah. He has also worked extensively in anime; from his own, hugely successful adaptation of Akira to 2004's ten-years-in-the-making Steamboy.