Tag Archives: Japan

“Tragedy” and Trauma: The Gekiga of Kuniko Tsurita

Kuniko Tsurita’s manga has finally come to English for the first time, making it possible for this chapter of gekiga to be explored more widely. It’s a major event, and Helen’s here to explain why. Continue reading

 

More Corona Cartoons, Japan

Ryan Holmberg continues his series on work influenced by the coronavirus outbreak, with a look at manga and manga-adjacent media, from manga- and anime-based memes and single-page comics-format parodies, to charming cartoon diaries, admonitory medical manga, classical political cartoons, and revivals of older pandemic-themed comics. Continue reading

 

Corona Cartoons, Japan

Ryan Holmberg takes a look at manga and manga-adjacent media dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, from manga- and anime-based memes and single-page comics-format parodies, to charming cartoon diaries, admonitory medical manga, classical political cartoons, and revivals of older pandemic-themed comics. Continue reading

 

The Artist’s Life and Death Redundant: Inio Asano’s Downfall

In which the artist of Goodnight Punpun proves that comics can’t break your heart if you break it yourself. Continue reading

 

Moomin: The Art and The Story: The Moomins Go To Japan

When the curator of Santa Rosa’s Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center finds a giant exhibition of Moomin artwork winding its way through Japan, you better believe he’s going to document the experience for those of us without the frequent flier miles. Continue reading

 

The 19th Century Route 66

Cynthia Rose won’t loan you the plane fare for a French trip, but she will guide you through On the Road to Tōkaidō (Sur la route du Tōkaidō), currently running at the Musée des arts asiatiques Guimet in Paris! Continue reading