Thursday 7 May 2009

Swoon Now! A Drifting Life

Yoshihiro Tatsumi's career in comics charts a course through the development of manga starting in the late 1940's and later pioneering the gekiga style comics. Recent titles have included The Push Man & Other Stories, Abandon the Old Tokyo and Good-Bye. His latest work A Drifting Life is an autobiography of sorts (the protagonist is named Hiroshi) but also a history of manga due to Tatsumi's prominence in the field of comics.

Given all this and that the book took 11 years to finish, it's thankfully a mighty 800 pages. It was designed and edited by Adrian Tomine who provides a nice interview about the book and the importance of Tatsumi here. Also, have a long leisurely look at a 16 page preview here.

Available now for £18

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