What Was Alternative Manga?
Can you identify these comic book references in a couple of seminal Japanese comics? Continue reading
Osamu Tezuka, Sakai Shichima and the complicated history of a manga classic. Continue reading
One history of postwar manga might begin in Burbank in the late 1930s and early 40s, amidst the trials and tribulations of the Disney Studio after the outbreak of World War II in Europe. Continue reading
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