Tatsumi's A Drifting Life Manga Preview Posted Online
posted on by Egan Loo
The online Words Without Borders magazine has posted an excerpt from A Drifting Life, the 840-page autobiographical manga tome from Yoshihiro Tatsumi. Drawn & Quarterly already published the Harvey Award-winning Abandon the Old in Tokyo, The Push Man and Other Stories, and several more works from this pioneer of the non-mainstream gekiga style of manga. He will be appearing at the 2009 Toronto Comic Arts Festival from May 9 to May 10 with Adriane Tomine, a fellow award-winning comic book artist who designed A Drifiting Life's North American release.
The excerpt from Tatsumi's manga is part of the magazine's February feature about the global graphic novel movement, "The Graphic World, Part III: (Worth) Ten Thousand Words." Japan's Tezuka Productions and the North American publisher Vertical provide a story from Black Jack, the medical suspense masterpiece from manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka.
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