The Comics Journal Special Edition 2005: Manga
Gary GrothISBN: 1560976241;
Book Description For the first time, TCJ devotes a volume to the most popular comics in the world: Manga . The now-annual Comics Journal Special Edition focuses this time on the phenomenal Manga (Japanese comics) invasion. In 2003, North American bookstore sales of Manga surged to an unprecedented $100 million?or 75% of the entire sales of comics! Which means it's time for The Comics Journal , the foremost magazine of iconoclastic criticism, to take a hard look at Japanese cartoonists and translated manga, and separate the wheat from the chaff. Our cover feature is Manga superstar Hideshi Hino, whose 30-year career and inimitable style have put him at the forefront of Japan's horror genre. 2004 promises to bethe year of Hino here in the States with the publication of English translations of all his major books starting in March with The Red Snake and Bug Boy . Hino will discuss his life and work in an exclusive interview and...
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