Tag Archives: Japan

Going Nuclear

Going nuclear?  A recent, award-winning picture book; another acclaimed, older picture book; and some classic and in-progress graphic novels remind us just how terrible this military choice has been.  These works center upon the World War II atomic devastation of … Continue reading

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No Joking Matter: Comic Book Creators and Manga Makers

It’s April Fool’s Day, but—funny papers aside—comic books have often been no joking matter. Today, I am going to introduce biographies and autobiographies revealing the serious matters that motivated some comic book creators and manga makers. Some of their works … Continue reading

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Halloween All Year Long—Manga Style

Perplexed by that drawing of a shaggy-headed, one-eyed boy, with an eyeball-shaped critter perched on top of his head? You may be amazed to discover that Japanese storyteller Shigeru Mizuki has spun hundreds of tales about this cartoon creation of … Continue reading

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