Tag Archives: Manga

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

 

Ominous Absurdity From “The Pits of Hell” by Ebisu Yoshikazu

This collection of surreal and savage manga stories drawn in a naïve art style vibrates on my bookshelf and issues forth the sounds of thumping pachinko machines, clattering speedboat motors and roars of rage so intense there is no doubt in my mind they have the power to rip my head off. Continue reading

 

Ben Passmore Reports Back On An Evening With Yoshitoshi!

Cartoonist Ben Passmore met up with Dr. Ryan Holmberg and Ron Wimberly to talk about Yoshitoshi, at a recent exhibition of work by the influential Japanese artist. Continue reading

 

Comic Horror: The Work of Junji Ito

Junji Ito’s horror comics amass readers, acclaim, and fascination. Austin Price takes a look at his influences to answer the question of why. Continue reading

 

Excerpt: Shiver

Thanks to Viz, we’re pleased to present this excerpt from Junji Ito’s upcoming collection, Shiver. Continue reading

 

The Comics Journal No. 94, October 1984

Featuring an interview with Juan Gimenez; reviews by Gene Phillips and Jan Strnad; an essay on manga. Continue reading