I was likin’ what I read at first, but as the article started to shift into what feels like rambling it killed it altogether for me. I could be wrong, but didn’t the Kougai come out in 2004? Ggml debuted in 2002 or 2003, and they were handpainting their own runs and one offs, and I think Secret Base was around the same timeframe. Where this dude got the idea that Honda was the first indie artist to release blanks and handpaints, I’m not sure. I feel like he read Takeshi’s paragraph on Bemon in Super7 Magazine and then made up about 80% of the rest.