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“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

 

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