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My Brother's Husband Author Gengoroh Tagame Attends Conference in San Francisco in April

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame, Gunji author to be keynote speaker at LGBTQ comics conference

My Brother’s Husband (Otōto no Otto) author Gengoroh Tagame will attend the Queers & Comics Conference as a keynote speaker at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco on April 14-15. The conference is "the first-ever university-based LGBTQ comics conference." The event is the second conference; the first was held in May 2015 in New York.

Tagame's My Brother’s Husband manga was nominated for Best Comic at this year's 44th annual Angoulême International Comics Festival. The manga also won an Excellence Award at the 19th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards in 2015.

Pantheon Books will debut the series in English in omnibus format starting in June. Tagame began serializing the ongoing manga in Futabasha's Monthly Action magazine in November 2014 and the third compiled volume shipped on October 12.

Tagame is best known for his gay erotic manga. German publisher Bruno Gmünder Verlag has published Tagame's Gunji, Fisherman’s Lodge, Endless Game, and The Contracts of the Fall manga in English, and Fantagraphics' Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It anthology featured work by Tagame. The first English release of Tagame's manga was The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame, a short story collection that PictureBox published in 2013.

Thanks to yuricon for the news tip.

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