During ast night's ceremony, the prestigious Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards honored Drawn & Quarterly's release of legendary manga author Shigeru Mizuki's Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths with its prize for Best U.S. Edition of International Material - Asia. More after the jump.
Publisher Drawn and Quarterly recently published some of legendary mangaka Shigeru Mizuki's work such as NonNonBa and Onwards Toward Our Noble Deaths, but now they're adding the quintessential Mizuki manga. Kitaro (GeGeGe no Kitaro) hits North American shelves in early 2013. Read on for more!
Last May, Japanese snack company Tohato celebrated the 40th anniversary of their caramel corn with bags featuring eyes from four manga luminaries. A second set of four creators has been selected for this April, and they even get their own flavor. See who and check out their work after the jump!
In 1957, Yoshihiro Tatsumi coined the term gekiga to distinguish a movement of work that would view the world in a harsher gaze than mainstream manga. Drawn & Quarterly's release of Tatsumi's memoir A Drifting Life was honored with an Eisner Award. Now, D&Q has new releases of gekiga from Tatsumi and Shigeru Mizuki scheduled for next spring. Details after the jump.