Award winning manga artist and writer, Junji Ito produces another notable work of terror with his Uzumaki Vol. 1. Influenced by other Japanese artists such as Yasutaka Tsutsui (a novelist and science fiction author), Hideshi Hino (a manga artist), Kazuo Umezu (from whom Ito actually won his first mention from for a short story), as well as American writer H.P. Lovecraft, Ito mingles his admiration to create several spinning tales of crazed trepidation. Even readers who are not familiar with manga - or have only little/Americanized knowledge of such graphic novels (ie.