What Was Alternative Manga?
The best place in all of Manga Land: A spacious and atmospheric treasure trove of postwar comics. Continue reading
Tezuka was a comic book artist, first and foremost, his dreams and later successes with animation notwithstanding. And as a comic book artist it would only make sense if comic books were his strongest influence, which indeed they were. Continue reading
Tezuka, Disney, and languages of cartooning and reproduction. Continue reading
Now, it is time to reset this column. It’s not about alternative manga. It started out thinking it was but now it’s changing. Continue reading
A new discovery and a shit-eating grin. Continue reading
Manga 3.11: The Tsunami, the Japanese Publishing Industry, Suzuki Miso’s Reportage, and the One Piece Lifeboat
The effects of the tsunami on the business and content of Japanese comics publishing. Continue reading