★The main contents of the application :
This book is a book of Sci-Fi paintings "Motoichiro TAKEBE Sci-Fi Illustrations", a work in two volumes, published in March 2006 which is re-edited for the iPad version.
The covers, frontispieces, and illustrations painted between 1965 and 1979 are chronologically included in this book.
After moved up to Tokyo in 1957, Takebe actively painted the illustrations in books for children and so on, while from 1960 he started to paint the cover illustration and other illustrations of the Mars Series whose first volume is "A Princess of Mars" written by Edgar Rice Burroughs and published by Tokyo Sogensha Co.,.
This work made him widely known by Sci-Fi fans.
He worked in Sci-Fi painting between 1960s and 1970s.
The major works are as follows:
Mars Series and Venus Series and Pellucidar Series written by Burroughs published by Tokyo Sogensha Co.,, Tarzan Series published by Hayakawa Publishing Corporation, and Conan Series written by Robert Ervin Howard published by Hayakawa Publishing Corporation.
★the basic operation:
◎Long-press: on-off of a menu or to go back to the main screen.
◎Tap on screen: tapping on the right side is to go back to the next page and tapping on the left side is to go back to the previous page.
◎Because the number of the included works is large, the size of files is big. It may take a little bit of time to download or transfer them.
★The plan for publishing:
◎The works of Takebe, which Kaoru Kurimoto owned and gave to Yayoi Museum of Tokyo after she deceased and were not included in "Motoichiro TAKEBE Sci-Fi Illustrations",
work in two volumes, in 2006, are added into the complete version which you can update for free.
The complete version is plan to be sold at ¥2,400 in Spring of 2011.
◎Following the iPad version of "Motoichiro TAKEBE Sci-Fi Illustrations", the iPad version of paintings which are "Motoichiro TAKEBE Illustrations for juvenilia", "Motoichiro TAKEBE Illustrations for picture books", "Motoichiro TAKEBE Illustrations for encyclopedia", and "Sketch Collection by Motoichiro TAKEBE" is planning.