What Was Alternative Manga?
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
Studios, factories, and the rise of Saitō Takao in Japan. Continue reading
A long buried time capsule contains hints of both a theory of communication and a utopian vision implicit in Gekiga. Continue reading
An ongoing look at the history of alternative manga. First, an overview—and a statement of purpose. Continue reading