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God of comics : Osamu Tezuka and the creation of post-World War II manga

Author: Natsu Onoda Power
Publisher: Jackson [Miss.] : University Press of Mississippi, ©2009.
Series: Great comics artists.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cartoonist Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989) is the single most important figure in Japanese post-World War II comics. During his four-decade career, Tezuka published more than 150,000 pages of comics, produced animation films, wrote essays and short fiction, and earned a Ph.D. in medicine. Along with creating the character Astro Boy (Mighty Atom in Japan), he is best known for establishing story comics as the mainstream  Read more...
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Named Person: Osamu Tezuka; Osamu Tezuka; Osamu Tezuka
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Natsu Onoda Power
ISBN: 9781604732207 1604732202 9781604732214 1604732210
OCLC Number: 265738388
Description: xvi, 202 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations --
Notes on Japanese names, titles, and reading order --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction and some definitions --
Tezuka in history/History in Tezuka --
Movie in a book --
Stars and jokes --
Communities and competitions --
Sapphire and other heroines --
Tormenting affairs with animation --
Low humor/high drama, the two faces of adult comics --
God of comics, master of quotations --
Epilogue --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Great comics artists.
Responsibility: Natsu Onoda Power.

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Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989) is arguably one of the most important and influential figures in post-WWII comics - both in Japan, the home of Manga, and in America. This title presents a chronicle of  Read more...

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