Manga:60 Years of Japanese Comics
by Paul Gravett (9781856693912)

Manga:60 Years of Japanese Comics
 
Paul Gravett
Release Date: 29 Jun 2004
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
Category: Graphic Design
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856693912
ISBN-10: 1856693910



Japan's output of manga is massive, accounting for a staggering forty percent of everything published each year in the country.Outside Japan, there has been a global boom in sales, with the manga aesthetic spreading from comics into all areas of Western youth culture through film, computer games, advertising, and design. "Manga: Sixty Years of Japanese Comics" presents an accessible, entertaining, and highly-illustrated introduction to the development and diversity of Japanese comics from 1945 to the present. Featuring striking graphics and extracts from a wide range of manga, the book covers such themes as the specific attributes of manga in contrast to American and European comics; the life and career of Osamu Tezuka, creator of Astro Boy and originator of story manga; boys' comics from the 1960s to the present; the genres and genders of girls' and women's comics; the darker, more realistic themes of gekiga -- violent samurai, disturbing horror and apocalyptic science fiction; issues of censorship and protest; and manga's role as a major Japanese export and global influence.

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