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A Drifting Life by Yoshihiro Tatsumi
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Jan 14, 10

bookshelves: comix, non-fiction

An engrossing account of the history of manga while Tatsumi developed from an enthusiastic fan boy into a full-fledged manga artist in his own right. For as thick a book as it is and as filled with minutiae, it really went by quickly and is a great snapshot of a very specific time and cultural scene in Japan. It was also pretty interesting to get a window into some of the philosophy behind Tatsumi's work and into the development of different theories and styles of comics over time. I hope that the trend of translating Tatsumi's works continues and we get to see a lot more of his work, as well as that of his colleagues working in the same time period. I am definitely going to give Tezuka another chance after reading this also, since he speaks so highly of him. Much recommended.
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