Tråd: Manga og gekiga til efteråret 2010

Her er et godt bud fra Viz, og vol.2 er i September Previews:

I'll Give It My All...Tomorrow, Vol. 1 [Paperback]
Shunju Aono (Author, Illustrator) review:

Product Description
R to L (Japanese Style). Life begins at 40… even for pathetic losers. Shizuo Oguro is living his dreams… sort of. A complete waste of a human life until now, 40-year-old Shizuo breaks free from the corporate rat race and charts himself a fairly random and new career course: to become a published manga artist. Sure, he lacks the talent, discipline, or any other skill necessary to become a success in the manga industry—but that’s not enough to stop Shizuo!
About the Author
Shunju Aono was born in Ibaraki Prefecture. In 2001 he won the Young Magazine 45th Chiba Tetsuya Award in the Newcomers category but never got published. In 2005, he won the 17th Ikkiman IKKI newcomers award and finally debuted with Somato (Kaleidoscope). His current series, I’ll Give It My All…Tomorrow, runs in IKKI magazine.

Fra det gamle underground forlag Last Gasp til november har vi denne hc af Garo tegner, Suehiro Maruo, Super Maruo Brother, det minder om Vittorio Giardino, næsten bedre end Giardino, og så er det 272 sider til kun $13.50 på amazon:

The Strange Tale of Panorama Island [Hardcover]
Suehiro Maruo 
Suehiro Maruo (Author)

Product Details
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Last Gasp (November 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0867197323
ISBN-13: 978-0867197327

Editorial Reviews
Product Description
The Strange Tale of Panorama Island follows the twisted path of a failed novelist Hitomi Hirosuke, who bears an uncanny resemblance to a former classmate, the son of a rich industrialist family. Learning of the rich man's sudden passing, Hitomi fakes his own death, digs up and hides the other man's body, and then washes himself up starving on a beach near the home of the dead man's family. After successfully impersonating the now-dead son, Hitomi takes over all aspects of the industrialist's life, including his company, his fortune, and eventually his wife. The failed author soon redirects the family's fortune to his own perverse aims. On a remote and mysterious island, he builds for himself a playground of hedonistic excess -- replete with waterfalls, grand palaces, and gardens -- a backdrop for his decadent feasts, orgies, and dark secrets. Stunning artwork by master manga artist Suehiro Maruo deftly illustrates this Japanese pulp classic in fine detail. Maruo adapted this graphic novel from a novella by the Godfather of Japanese detective fiction, Edogawa Rampo.
About the Author
Suehiro Maruo was a frequent contributor to the legendary underground manga magazine Garo. Like many manga artists, Maruo sometimes makes cameo appearances in his own stories. When photographed, he seldom appears without his trademark sunglasses.Though most prominently known for his work as a manga artist, Maruo has also produced illustrations for concert posters, CD Jackets, magazines, novels, and various other media. Some of his characters have been made into figures as well. Though relatively few of Maruo's manga have been published outside of Japan, his work enjoys a cult following abroad.

Taro Hirai (October 21, 1894 - July 28, 1965), better known by the pseudonym Edogawa Rampo, sometimes romanized as "Edogawa Ranpo"), was a Japanese author and critic who played a major role in the development of Japanese mystery fiction. Rampo was an admirer of western mystery writers, and especially of Edgar Allan Poe. His pen name is a playful rendering of Poe's. Other authors who were special influences on him were Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, whom he attempted to translate into Japanese during his days as a student at Waseda University, and the Japanese mystery writer Ruiko Kuroiwa.

Endnu en Garo tegner til november, Oji Suzuki, på Drawn & Quarterly:

A Single Match (Red Kimono) [Hardcover]
Oji Suzuki (Author)

Product Details
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly (November 23, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1770460098
ISBN-13: 978-1770460096 review:

Editorial Reviews
Product Description
A new author in D+Q’s acclaimed gekiga line

In this collection of hauntingly elliptical short stories, Oji Suzuki explores memory, relationships, and loss with a loose narrative style, filling each tale with a sense of unfulfilled longing. He plumbs the dissolute depths of human psychology, literally bathing his characters in expansive shadows that paradoxically reveal as much as they obscure. A young man catches a cold after being soaked in the rain and is tended to by his grandmother. He drifts, dreaming of a train trip with an older brother he doesn’t have. A traveling salesman comes across a boy lying in the middle of the road and stops to have a cigarette and tell a story that sifts through memories of faces and places before settling back on the boy and pretending to not look at the stars. A young woman walks along the river with her bicycle and a friend who is nothing more than a disembodied head—discussing past times together, memories they have of each other.

Although he touches on many of the same themes as his contemporaries in the field of postwar alternative manga—Yoshihiro Tsuge (L’Homme Sans Talent) and Seiichi Hayashi (Red Coloured Elegy)—Suzuki uses an ever shifting narrative approach and dashes of surrealist humor to distinguish his work from that of his peers.

About the Author
Oji Suzuki was born in 1949 in Nagoya, Japan. He moved to Tokyo in 1967 and within two years his first short stories were published in the avant-garde Japanese comics magazine Garo. Throughout the 1970s and ’80s at least ten collections of his short stories were published. Suzuki has produced short films and has written and drawn children’s books.

"When the desert comes, people will be sad; just as Cannery Row was sad when all the pilchards were caught and canned and eaten." - John Steinbeck