Posts Tagged ‘Manga’

Disaster and distance

Posted by on April 10th, 2011 at 8:07 PM
Hokusai, 1833
Hokusai’s “Great Wave off Kanagawa,” 1833

I was in Oregon when the quake and wave first struck Japan last month. More specifically, I was in a little comfort food eatery called Belly in downtown Eugene, sipping a martini.

THE PANELISTS: Alphabetical Ayako

Posted by on January 28th, 2011 at 6:56 AM

The Panelists are closing out the week with the ABCs of incest, desire, and brutality. Craig takes an alphabetical approach to reading Osamu Tezuka’s Ayako.

Anime/Manga Porn Battle Heats Up in Japan

Posted by on January 20th, 2011 at 6:02 PM

The battle in Japan over pornography censorship Bill 156 is intensifying. Last month, media companies Kadokawa Group Publishing and Animate jointly announced they would take their wares away from Gov. Ishihara’s Tokyo Anime Fair and host their own simultaneous event, “The Anime Contents Expo.” Several other major publishers and producers are joining them.

Cool Japan chilled: Censorship rules Japan

Posted by on December 15th, 2010 at 7:10 AM

Any of you remember the ‘Comics Code’ in America, effectively shutting down the most creative comics artists in the US in the 1950s, as aptly recorded by David Hadju in The Ten Cent Plague? For the sake of all of us, let’s hope it doesn’t happen in Japan.

Manga vs Comics: Does it matter? Felipe Smith in Japan

Posted by on December 10th, 2010 at 11:45 AM

Can an American artist and his Japanese agent break down the walls of prejudice in both East and West?

Ian Burns interviews Johnny Ryan about Prison Pit

Posted by on October 11th, 2010 at 9:00 AM

Johnny Ryan’s Prison Pit series is spontaneous, frantic and gruesome — each page-turn reveals something unexpected. At no point does it require the reader to stop and analyze the proceedings (despite a certain interviewer’s attempt, an account of which you’ll read shortly), which is just as well; readers are too busy urgently turning the pages because they’re enjoying the story so damn much. There just isn’t time to stop and think. And that’s what makes it special.

In the following conversation, Johnny Ryan and I speak about his objectives and inspirations for the Prison Pit, how it relates to his previous work in Angry Youth Comix, and how Prison Pit has affected his cartooning.

— Ian Burns

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Moto Hagio, Half-Drawn

Posted by on October 8th, 2010 at 7:14 AM

At HU, I discuss Moto Hagio’s story Hanshin: Half-God from the Fantagraphics collection of her work A Drunken Dream.

Burn your comics!

Posted by on August 22nd, 2010 at 2:42 AM

The debate about the sentencing of a Swedish manga translator for the possession of child pornography still rages in Sweden.

An Interview with Moto Hagio

Posted by on July 27th, 2010 at 1:07 AM

I was lucky enough to speak to Hagio at the San Diego Comic-Con through her translator Matt Thorn, the editor of A Drunken Dream.

Lolicon + Incest = Squick

Posted by on July 15th, 2010 at 2:30 PM

Vom Marlowe counts the problems with Mick Takeuchi’s Bound Beauty.…

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