Sana Takeda (born 1977) is a Japanese illustrator and comic book artist known for her work on the Hugo Award winning Monstress series.
Takeda was born in Niigata, and now resides in Tokyo, Japan. At age 20 Takeda started working as a 3D CGI designer for Sega, creating pictures of soccer and NBA athletes. She became a freelance artist when she was 25. After sending her portfolio to C. B. Cebulski, she began working on several projects for Marvel Comics, including X-Men, Venom, Civil War II and Ms. Marvel.
In 2006-2008 she worked with C. B. Cebulski on creator-owned Drain series. In 2010 she started to work with Marjorie Liu on X-23 for Marvel Comics and in 2013 the two started to work on creator-owned Monstress series.
The artists identified by Takeda as major influences include: Kuniyoshi Utagawa’s ukiyo-e woodblock prints, Shigeru Mizuki’s yōkai (Japanese spirits) art, and illustrations of Gojin Ishihara
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