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Tatsumi's A Drifting Life Manga Preview Posted Online

posted on by Egan Loo
Magazine site also posts story from Osamu Tezuka's Black Jack

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.

Source: MangaBlog

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