New York Review Comics Publishes Collection of Tadao Tsuge Manga
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New York Review Comics released Slum Wolf, an English translated collection of some of Tadao Tsuge's manga, on August 28. Ryan Holmberg translated the manga. New York Review Comics describes the manga:
Tadao Tsuge is one of the pioneers of alternative manga, and one of the world's great artists of the down-and-out. Slum Wolf is a new selection of his stories from the late Sixties and Seventies, never before available in English: a vision of Japan as a world of bleary bars and rundown flophouses, vicious street fights and strange late-night visions. In assured, elegantly gritty art, Tsuge depicts a legendary, aging brawler, a slowly unraveling businessman, a group of damaged veterans uniting to form a shantytown, and an array of punks, pimps, and drunks, all struggling for freedom, meaning, or just survival.
Drawn & Quarterly previously published Trash Market, another collection of manga by Tsuge, which includes Up on the Hilltop, Vincent van Gogh... and Song of Showa, as well as the titular story. Drawn & Quarterly shipped the book in 2015.