Drawn! has a review of Kevin Dart's cool new art book about a 1906s Japanese spy girl, Yuki 7, called "Seductive Espionage"
The concept: creating a “globe-trotting female superspy” set in the mid-60’s through fictional movies, complete with posters, lobby cards, and trailers–all with the look and feel of the 1960’s Bond era, with a dash of extra influences as well. Kevin what inspired him for the project on his blog:Book: Kevin Dart’s Seductive Espionage: The World of Yuki 7
I combed through some folders of reference I had collected over the last few years, immersing myself in campy Euro-spy film posters, 1960’s Thai pop music album covers, and mid-century modern architecture. I went back and re-watched some of my favorite spy films like “You Only Live Twice” and discovered new ones like “Deadlier than the Male”. A world slowly started to form in my head and I could feel hundreds of backlogged ideas and unfinished stories suddenly collide into one cohesive mass. Later on, I realized Yuki 7 had been building for years even though she arrived in a flash of insight.