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Manga : sixty years of Japanese comics

Author: Paul Gravett
Publisher: London ; New York : Laurence King, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An accessible introduction to the development and diversity of Japanese comics from 1945 to the present.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Gravett
ISBN: 1856693910 9781856693912
OCLC Number: 56117581
Description: 176 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Irresponsible pictures : addressing perceptions and prejudices --
Catch up, overtake : the medium, the industry, the market, the profession --
Japanese spirit, Western learning : roots in traditional arts and imported cartoons and strips --
The father storyteller : the life and role of Osamu Tezuka, originator of story manga --
From a darker place : Gekiga or 'dramatic pictures' from pay libraries to newsstands --
Boys are forever : boys' comics as the driving force of story manga --
Through a woman's eyes : the genres and genders of girls' and women's comics --
Developing maturity : the mass market for young males and adult men grows up --
The all-encompassing : a medium for every taste, interest and stage of life --
Personal agendas : the individualism of underground, fanzine and art comics subcultures --
Culture and Imperialism : manga as a major export and global influence.
Responsibility: Paul Gravett.

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Japan's output of manga is massive, accounting for a staggering forty percent of everything published each year in the country. Featuring graphics and extracts from a range of manga, this book covers  Read more...

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"Eye-opening...this is the book for anyone who wants to understand the manga phenomenon."--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

 
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