Laying the Groundwork for Japanese Comics: Imaizumi Ippyō’s Establishment of Euro-American Narrative Cartoons in the Jiji Shinpō between 1890 and 1899

Eisner-winning scholar Eike Exner teams with Irene Chun to bring you a profile of 19th century manga artist Imaizumi Ippyō, a crucial and nearly-forgotten player in the wild days of satirical magazines inspiring (and copying) one another across nations, oceans and languages.