Comic collectors are calling this the “Year of the Peach,” a term held over from 2019 as the works of artist Peach Momoko are snapped up before they even hit the shelves. Her mastery of the comic arts is unparalleled. Momoko’s horror covers have a certain haunting beauty that’s hard to look away from. Her action covers are just as spectacular in the way they accentuate the human body’s lines and forms. The artist recently inked a deal with Boom! Comics for 21 covers on major titles through 2021. Her upcoming “Robin King” cover is the current talk of the industry. Momoko’s work has also graced the covers of comics for IDW, Marvel Comics, Image Comics, and more.
Momoko is a quiet creator, so I was excited to interview her. We corresponded via email (due to language and time barriers) about her work, inspirations, and even the origins of her name.
Why do you hide your identity?
I don’t hide my identity. I just don’t like to show it publicly online that much.
What training did you have to become an artist?
Why comics? Why did you choose this style of drawing (for comics) and these subjects (comic characters)?
What inspires you to create?
How do you feel about the popularity of your cover art?
What is the job that you would love to have–your dream job as an artist?
What advice do you have for young artists seeking a comic artist career?