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AX : alternative manga

Author: Seán Michael Wilson; Mitsuhiro Asakawa
Publisher: Marietta, GA : Top Shelf Productions, [2010]-
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English
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"Ax is the premier Japanese magazine for alternative comics, heir to the legendary Garo. Published bi-monthly since 1998, the pages of Ax contain the most innovative, experimental, and personal works in contemporary manga, the flourishing underground of the world's largest comics industry. Now Top Shelf presents a 400-page collection of stories from ten years of Ax history, translated into English for the first  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels
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Translations into English
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Seán Michael Wilson; Mitsuhiro Asakawa
ISBN: 9781603090421 1603090428
OCLC Number: 670428819
Language Note: Translated from the Japanese.
Notes: "Independent, open, experimental"--Cover.
Description: volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction / by Paul Gravett --
The watcher / Osamu Kanno --
Love's bride / Yoshihiro Tatsumi --
Conch of the sky / Imiri Sakabashira --
Rooftop elegy / Takao Kawasaki --
Inside the gourd / Ayuko Akiyama --
Me / Shigehiro Okada --
Push pin woman / Katsuo Kawai --
A broken soul / Nishioka Brosis --
Into darkness / Takato Yamamoto --
Enrique Kobayashi's Eldorado / Toranosuke Shimada --
The neighbor / Yuka Goto --
300 years / Mimiyo Tomozawa --
Black sushi party piece / Takashi Nemoto --
Puppy love / Yusaku Hanakuma --
The brilliant ones / Namie Fujieda --
The hare and the tortoise / Mitsuhiko Yoshida --
The twin adults (two stories) / Kotobuki Shiriagari --
Haiku manga (2 stories) / Shinbo Minami --
Mushroom garden / Shinya Komatsu --
Home drama: the Sugawara family / Einosuke --
A well-dressed corpse / Yuichi Kiriyama --
Arizona sizzler / Saito Yunosuke --
The rainy day blouse & the first umbrella / Akino Kondo --
Stand by me / Tomohiro Koizumi --
My old man & me / Shin'ichi Abe --
Up and over / Seiko Erisawa --
The song of Mr. H. / Shigeyuki Fukumitsu --
Kataoka Toyo Pathos Theater (2 stories) / Kataoka Toyo --
Kosuke Okada and his 50 sons / Hideyasu Moto --
Les Raskolnikov / Keizo Miyanishi --
Alraune fatale / Hiroji Tani --
Sacred light / Otoya Mitsuhashi --
Six paths of wealth / Kazuichi Hanawa --
Biographies / compiled by Ryan Holmberg.
Responsibility: edited by Sean Michael Wilson ; compiled by Mitsuhiro Asakawa of Seirin-Kogeisha.

Abstract:

"Ax is the premier Japanese magazine for alternative comics, heir to the legendary Garo. Published bi-monthly since 1998, the pages of Ax contain the most innovative, experimental, and personal works in contemporary manga, the flourishing underground of the world's largest comics industry. Now Top Shelf presents a 400-page collection of stories from ten years of Ax history, translated into English for the first time"--Page 4 of cover.

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