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London Talk on Gekiga Manga on September 25

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Talk at Japan Foundation, plus exhibition at Cartoon Museum

The Japan Foundation in Russell Square, London (map), has announced a talk on September 25 at 6.30 p.m. Tickets can be booked by emailing [email protected] with your name. and the title of the event. From the website:

Gekiga: The Evolution of Alternative Manga. The gritty genre of “Gekiga” was named by Yoshihiro Tatsumi in 1957. It aimed to differentiate itself from mainstream Manga and depict realism in daily life while pursuing a more systematic induction of the reader's gaze. Mitsuhiro Asakawa, an award winning historian of Gekiga, will introduce some of Japan's most influential Gekiga artists and reflect on his personal encounters with them, as well as explore the original source of creativity in Gekiga expression and the social circumstances that resulted in this style. Following the talk, Paul Gravett, a journalist and author specialising in comics publishing and promotion, will join the conversation.

In addition, there will be an exhibition on Gekiga: Alternative Manga from Japan at the Cartoon Museum in Little Russell Street (map) from September 23 to November 29.

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