Author Archives: Ryan Holmberg

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

 

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

Uncovering the meaning of the name Garo Continue reading

 

Indie India: An Interview with Kailash Iyer

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

 

Leaping Windows Comics Cafe: The Indo-Manga Connection II

A comics destination in Mumbai. Continue reading

 

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

 

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

A curious cultural synergy. Continue reading

 

Big Robot, Big Foot

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

 

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