There's room to debate how much Hajime Isayama's talent as an artist handicaps his work on the Attack on Titan manga. The art lead a panel of experts at San Diego Comic Con to label the series one of the year's worst series. Personally, I'd certainly say it has issues, but it's effectively able to convey his ideas and his otaku mind for details.
The debate didn't stop Japanese fans from being surprised by Isayama's ability to sketch or lack there of.
Earlier this month, Isayama did a promotional signing at Utsunomiya branch of Animate. He took the opportunity of the bullet train ride to the event to practice drawing quick, super derformed sketches of his characters, but ultimately dropped the idea of using the approach for the signing, telling fans that the sort of art was never his forte.
Photos spread on Twitter with fans also reaching the consensus that Isayama is astonishingly bad at quick, cute, sketches - something that the author readily admits on his blog.
Isayama also recently shared pics from his August 29 birthday.
presented by his assistants