Impressions of Shirow Masamune, 1983-1997

It’s an artist-on-artist special, as comics and animation veteran Tom Herpich makes his way through 14 years’ worth of manga by that inspiring and infuriating legend, Shirow Masamune, recording his thoughts book by book.

I Like Crap

Disposable lives amidst a disposable culture in a disposable comic – Austin Price tackles the world of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man, a boys’ manga not unlike many other boys’ manga, and many other disposable things. Yet there is something about the buzz of the motor on this thing…

Human Parasytes

Court is in session, and Noah has some theories about Hitoshi Iwaaki’s Parasyte, the popular 90s manga where a guy gets super powers and uses them to slice people open but still can’t seem to crack a smile.

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.

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.

Excerpt: Shiver

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