There’s so little on the internet about this artist, but Uchida’s work is so phenomenal it deserves all the attention it can get. Active during the 1970s and early 80s, Uchida created multiple shoujo titles and artbooks to fill up to two volumes of manga in Ribon magazine. Her short story “Aki no Owari no Pianissimo” was on the Ribon editors’ list in 2005 of the 50 greatest manga to be published in the first 50 years of the magazine’s publication.
Her span of published work was short-lived. Running out of ideas for new stories, Uchida lost her desire to create manga, unofficially retiring as a mangaka and has since disappeared into thin air. No republications of her work or new art has surfaced since her golden age due to refusal or inability to contact the artist thus making her work quite valuable.
Elegant and leaning towards the more realistic stylings of manga, Uchida’s work is something to strive for in detail and composition. Some of her work resembles the graphic sensibilities and hyper-detail of Alphonse Mucha and Aubrey Beardsley, while still bringing the Japanese manga culture the foundations of what to strive for much like Jack Kirby and Will Eisner brought to the table of Westernized comics.