Author Archives: Ryan Holmberg

Vishwajyoti Ghosh, Delhi Calm (2010).

Inverted Calm: An Interview with Vishwajyoti Ghosh

Vishwajyoti Ghosh is the real deal: an original and talented cartoonist with serious social commitments, and a smooth organizer of human resources as an editor and activist. Continue reading

 
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The Name Garo: Shirato Sanpei and the Indo-Manga Connection

Uncovering the meaning of the name Garo Continue reading

 
Curse of the Guardians' Spirits, Indrajal Comics (September 21, 1986).

Indie India: An Interview with Kailash Iyer

A sketch of the landscape of independent comics in India today. Continue reading

 
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Leaping Windows Comics Cafe: The Indo-Manga Connection II

A comics destination in Mumbai. Continue reading

 
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Comix India and the Indo-Manga Connection: An Interview with Bharath Murthy

A look at Comix India, India’s first and most prominent amateur comics magazine, Continue reading

 
Joe Gatchalian, Clone Woman (Manila: Pan Pacific Publishing House, 1980).

Filipino Komiks and Japanese Sex Tourism: Joe Gatchalian’s Clone Woman

A curious cultural synergy. Continue reading

 
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Big Robot, Big Foot

Can you identify these comic book references in a couple of seminal Japanese comics? Continue reading

 
Sakai Shichima and Tezuka Osamu, New Treasure Island (1946-47), cover.

Tezuka Osamu Outwits the Phantom Blot: The Case of New Treasure Island cont’d

Osamu Tezuka, Sakai Shichima and the complicated history of a manga classic. Continue reading