Tag: manga

August 25, 2021 · 0 comments

Azuki: Your Digital Manga Cafe

Azuki: Your Digital Manga Cafe

By Andrew Osmond. Springing onto the web this summer, the Azuki digital manga service offers readers a huge number of titles, delivered straight to their e-reader. It’s not only the ideal place to catch up on established titles like A Silent Voice and Ajin: Demi-Human, but also to snag “simulpub” releases coming out in English […]

August 22, 2021 · 0 comments

Tezuka’s Barbara

Tezuka’s Barbara

By Tom Wilmot. An erotic and sexually charged story of introspection and insanity is unlikely to be the first thing one would associate with the “God of Manga” Osamu Tezuka. However, that’s precisely what you got with his 1973-74 manga series Barbara. The story is a dark and meditative journey into sexuality, perversion, and art, […]

June 2, 2021 · 0 comments

Interview: Tadao Tsuge

Interview: Tadao Tsuge

By Gianni Simone. Tadao Tsuge is the stuff of legend. Though, until quite recently, he was nearly unknown outside Japan, the veteran comic artist was one of the pioneers of alternative manga and a key contributor of avant-garde magazine Garo between the late 1960s and early 1970s. Differently from his older brother Yoshiharu, Tadao has […]

May 20, 2021 · 5 comments

Kentaro Miura (1966-2021)

Kentaro Miura (1966-2021)

“When you’re a cartoonist and working at home you sit at your desk pretty much all day,” Kentaro Miura once said in an interview. “You get most of your information about the world from the news on TV. I think that’s how most cartoonists spend their days. And then I start to see the whole […]

March 22, 2021 · 0 comments

Interview: Yoshiharu Tsuge

Interview: Yoshiharu Tsuge

By Gianni Simone. For a very long time, and with just a few exceptions, foreign comic fans could only read Yoshiharu Tsuge’s stories in Japanese. The avant-garde artist, whose work became increasingly surreal and/or autobiographical in the heyday of arthouse manga, was often mentioned in manga histories, but rarely appreciated. However, English translations are finally […]

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