Even within the extraordinarily diverse and often disturbing realm of Japanese Manga, the very distinctive and deliciously twisted graphics of Junko Mizuno are simply unique.
Juxtaposing the hyper-cute with the grotesque, in the dark, fantasy world of Mizuno, big-eyed, semi-naked Lolitas with ribbons and rattlesnakes in their hair, play with gient syringes and razor blades (don't try this at home kids!). And, beneath the baby pink, puffy-textured cover of this book, you'll find an engagingly lurid collection of comely-yet-vaguely sinister, jailbait-types who look, quite frankly, like a whole buncha female trouble.
The hell babies of the title, were all penned and coloured by Junko between 1998 and 1999, but as an unannounced bonus, the book also includes the fabulously-titled 'Vulgarity Babies' section, which features later creations from 2000. Less textured than the preceding work, they represent a further refinement of the artist's style and include some of the most charming images in the collection.