The North American comic industry has presented the winner of its prestigious Eisner Awards during a gala ceremony on Friday, July 10 at Comic-Con International: San Diego. The prize of the manga-dominated (and this year manga-exclusive) Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia category went to Drawn & Quarterly's release of Showa 1939–1943 and Showa 1944–1953: A History of Japan, by Shigeru Mizuki.
Shigeru Mizuki, the creator of Gegege no Kitaro and one of the oldest living active manga artists in Japan, has created the main visual for the 8th Down Town Taito International Comedy Film Festival. Hit the jump to check out his work.
Canadian publisher Drawn and Quarterly discussed their upcoming manga plans at this weekend's San Diego Comic Con. Tadao Tsuge's Trash Market from pioneering avant-garde manga magazine Garo will be released February 17th. And, following their release of Shigeru Mizuki's classic yokai manga Kitaro, a release of Hitler: A Biography is planned. More after the jump.
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.