LEGENDARY JAPANESE KAIJU ARTIST TO HEAD TO WINDSOR
Yuji Kaida to make the first-ever Canadian convention appearance!
Windsor, ON. Brimstone Games presents the Northern National Collectors’ Convention featuring the Cartoon Kingdom Fan Experience, is pleased to announce that legendary Japanese Kaiju artist and master illustrator Yuji Kaida (開田裕治 KaidaYūji),will make his first-ever Canadian convention appearance this fall in Windsor, Ontario at Caesars Windsor, September 29-October 1, 2023.
Best known for his art on big-screen monster films, Kaida’s vivid illustrations and other popular Toho Kaiju work are revered by fans worldwide.
As well as Godzilla, Kaida has also worked on many high-profile properties including Macross, Gundam, Patlabor, and Tomy’s Zoids. For that latter series, he created a run of limited-edition sets that bore his name. In addition to those brands, he was also responsible for creating poster art for major film features, including Kong: Skull Island (2017) and Ready Player One (2018).
Kaida has done many cover illustrations for Sega videos games over the past 30 years including Ghouls ‘n Ghosts (1989), Whip Rush (1990), E-Swat: City Under Siege (1990), Snatcher (1994), and Destroy All Humans! (2007) on the Sony PlayStation.
“I look forward to sharing my love for art with Godzilla fans in Windsor during my first Canadian convention appearance,” says Kaida.
“Northern National is thrilled to welcome Master Illustrator Yuji Kaidato Windsor,” says President, Jeremy Renaud. “We can’t wait for his fans to hear his stories and enjoy his art!”
Kaidawill be at the show all three days, selling rare Shikishi board sketches, autographs, photographs, and memorabilia.
Yuji Kaida is presented by Rogues Gallery Comics.
About the Northern National: Brimstone Games presents the Northern National Collectors’ Convention (Northern National) will take place inside the Augustus Tower at Caesars Windsor from September 29 to October 1, 2023. The regional Cartoon Kingdom Fan Experience (CKFX) will be co-launched with the national event.
The Northern National will have all the accents of a traditional card expo and will enable the Trading Card Game (TCG) community (including brands ranging from Pokémon, Magic: The Gathering, Digimon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Disney Lorcana, and Dragon Ball Z) to have a national presence in Canada. Along with CKFX, it will be a hybrid convention with all the trimmings of a pop culture event with celebrities, athletes, and much more.
For more information, please visit: thenorthernnational.com