Koichi Hagawa graduated from The Tokyo University of Arts Graduate School, where he received a doctorate in art studies with a concentration in painting. He also explored films studies at New York University, and animation at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. Koichi taught drawing classes at Kodansha Famous Schools for 20 years and is currently an instructor at the Nagaoka Institute of Design, the Koto Ward Drawing Class and the Bunpodo Art School. He's the author of two Japanese art instruction books and his work has been exhibited around the world.
Tsubura Kadomaru has loved sketching and drawing all his life. In high school, he rehabilitated a failing art club, which he transformed into a manga and Gundam fan club where he helped to nurture the talents of future game designers and animators working in the industry today. Kadomaru studied oil painting at the Tokyo University of the Arts. He has edited many Japanese art instruction books, including Tuttle Publishing's Sketching Women.