In this rare look at comics cultures in juxtaposition, Ritesh Babu & Ari Bard sit down with former DC Comics inker and current seinen manga artist Juan Albarran, one of relatively few western talents to headline a weekly serial for a major Japanese publisher.
In this deeply personal reflection from 1997, Natsume Fusanosuke considers the work of the late gekiga artist Miyaya Kazuhiko (1945-2022), and how his early works embodied the aspirations of young Japanese readers in the late 1960s.
Ian Thomas offers this brief chat with United Workers of Seven Seas, a group of workers endeavoring to unionize the popular manga-in-English publisher.
Toyokazu Matsunaga is a true renegade of manga – and if you didn’t know he spent the ’10s on a 3,000-page webcomic serial, you do now. Translator Carlo Vanstiphout gives us a tour of the new English-language edition, with a special comment from Matsunaga himself.
Remembering a pioneer of Japanese comics, the creator of the mighty Golgo 13 and an icon of the gekiga era.
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…
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.
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.
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.