The tale of William Tell has never been rendered as beautifully as in Mitsuhisa Kuji's stunning debut work Wolfsmund, where a fortified way-station torments the Swiss district of Uri murdering all who stand against it, until William and his son attempt to defy it.
Little is known about Mitsuhisa Kuji (born in 1978) however we are certain that is a penname for an interesting young female artist with one of the finest pedigrees in Japanese comics. While Wolfsmund is her debut series, originally published in Japan by enterbrain!, she has been in the industry at least since 2004, mainly working on short stories with hopes to someday have her own feature length seres. But before she began working on her own short stories, she was the assistant illustrator for two of the biggest names in comic art - Kentaro Miura (author of the best-selling series BERSERK) and Kaoru Mori (creator of the Victorian maid drama, EMMA). Since her debut work, Samurai Dream, she has gone to draw a handful of other shorts, collected in a book called Luminous & Brightness, before launching Wolfsmund to critical acclaim in 2009.
"Wolfsmund is feel-bad comics, the sort of book you read and swear off and come back to again after a few months have passed... But there's something about it and the feelings it inspires that is compelling, too." --4thletter! "Looking back at the first two Wolfsmund volumes after finishing the third and fourth leave me with a greater impression of them both... Those first couple volumes keep a constant grip on your shoulder, reminding you of the stakes at every turn." Otaku USA