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Author Tatsumi, Yoshihiro, 1935-2015

Title A drifting life / Yoshihiro Tatsumi.

Publication Info. Montreal : Drawn & Quarterly, [2009]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Graphic Novels - DKLY-12  GN DRI    AVAILABLE
 Freeport PL Adult Graphic Novels - FPLY-13  GN 741.5952 TAT    AVAILABLE
 Kankakee PL Second Floor - KKBB-2  TEEN GN DRI (MANGA)    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Graphic Novel - RIPG-1  GN FIC TATSUMI    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition, Apr. 2009.
Description 855 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note First pub. under title: A drifting life in Gekiga.
Edited, designed and lettered by Adrian Tomine--T.p. verso.
Translated by Taro Nettleton--T.p. verso.
Summary "Acclaimed for his visionary short-story collections The Push Man and Other Stories, Abandon the Old in Tokyo, and Good-Bye--originally created nearly forty years ago, but just as resonant now as ever--the legendary Japanese cartoonist Yoshihiro Tatsumi has come to be recognized in North America as a precursor of today's graphic novel movement. A Drifting Life is his monumental memoir eleven years in the making, beginning with his experiences as a child in Osaka, growing up as part of a country burdened by the shadows of World War II. Spanning fifteen years from August of 1945 to June of 1960, Tatsumi's stand-in protagonist, Hiroshi, faces his father's financial burdens and his parents' failing marriage, his jealous brother's deteriorating health, and the innumerable pitfalls that await him in the competitive manga market of mid-twentieth-century Japan. He dreams of following in the considerable footsteps of his idol, manga artist Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy, Apollo's Song, Ode to Kirihito, Buddha)--with whom Tatsumi eventually became peers and, at times, stylistic rivals" -- from publisher's web site.
Subject Tatsumi, Yoshihiro, 1935-2015
Cartoonists -- Japan -- Biography.
Cartoonists -- Japan -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Cartoonists -- Family relationships -- Japan -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- Japan -- Translations into English.
Japan -- Social life and customs -- 1945- -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre/Form Graphic novels.
Added Author Tomine, Adrian, 1974-
Nettleton, Taro.
Tatsumi, Yoshihiro, 1935-2015. Drifting life in Gekiga.
Added Title Drifting life in Gekiga
ISBN 9781897299746 paperback
1897299745 paperback

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