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A Drifting Life

By Yoshihiro Tatsumi, 1935-

The epic autobiography of a manga master

Acclaimed for his visionary short-story collections The Push Man and Other Stories, Abandon the Old in Tokyo, and Good-Bye—originally created nearly forty years ago, but just as resonant now as ever—the legendary Japanese cartoonist Yoshihiro Tatsumi has come to be recognized in North America as a precursor of today’s graphic novel movement. A Drifting Life is his monumental memoir eleven years in the making, beginning with his experiences as a child in Osaka, growing up as part of a country burdened by the shadows of World War II.

Spanning fifteen years from August 1945 to June 1960, Tatsumi’s stand-in protagonist, Hiroshi, faces his father’s financial burdens and his parents’ failing marriage, his jealous brother’s deteriorating health, and the innumerable pitfalls that await him in the competitive manga market of mid-twentieth-century Japan. He dreams of following in the considerable footsteps of his idol, the manga artist Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy, Apollo’s Song, Ode to Kirihito, Buddha)—with whom Tatsumi eventually became a peer and, at times, a stylistic rival. As with his short-story collection, A Drifting Life is designed by Adrian Tomine.

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9781897299746


Format: Book
Author: Tatsumi, Yoshihiro, 1935-
Summary: "Acclaimed for his visionary short-story collections The Push Man and Other Stories, Abandon the Old in Tokyo, and Good-Bye--originally created nearly forty years ago, but just as resonant now as ever--the legendary Japanese cartoonist Yoshihiro Tatsumi has come to be recognized in North America as a precursor of today's graphic novel movement. A Drifting Life is his monumental memoir eleven years in the making, beginning with his experiences as a child in Osaka, growing up as part of a country burdened by the shadows of World War II. Spanning fifteen years from August of 1945 to June of 1960, Tatsumi's stand-in protagonist, Hiroshi, faces his father's financial burdens and his parents' failing marriage, his jealous brother's deteriorating health, and the innumerable pitfalls that await him in the competitive manga market of mid-twentieth-century Japan. He dreams of following in the considerable footsteps of his idol, manga artist Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy, Apollo's Song, Ode to Kirihito, Buddha)--with whom Tatsumi eventually became peers and, at times, stylistic rivals" -- from publisher's web site.
Title: A drifting life / Yoshihiro Tatsumi.
Publisher Date: Montreal : Drawn & Quarterly, c2009.
Subject: Cartoonists -- Japan -- Comic books, strips, etc. Cartoonists -- Family relationships -- Japan -- Comic books, strips, etc. Comic books, strips, etc. -- Japan -- Translations into English. Japan -- Social life and customs -- 1945- -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Isbn: 9781897299746 1897299745
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 4
Call Number: GN MANGA Drifting
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Bib Id: 331147

Format: Book
Author: Tatsumi, Yoshihiro, 1935-
Summary: "Acclaimed for his visionary short-story collections The Push Man and Other Stories, Abandon the Old in Tokyo, and Good-Bye--originally created nearly forty years ago, but just as resonant now as ever--the legendary Japanese cartoonist Yoshihiro Tatsumi has come to be recognized in North America as a precursor of today's graphic novel movement. A Drifting Life is his monumental memoir eleven years in the making, beginning with his experiences as a child in Osaka, growing up as part of a country burdened by the shadows of World War II. Spanning fifteen years from August of 1945 to June of 1960, Tatsumi's stand-in protagonist, Hiroshi, faces his father's financial burdens and his parents' failing marriage, his jealous brother's deteriorating health, and the innumerable pitfalls that await him in the competitive manga market of mid-twentieth-century Japan. He dreams of following in the considerable footsteps of his idol, manga artist Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy, Apollo's Song, Ode to Kirihito, Buddha)--with whom Tatsumi eventually became peers and, at times, stylistic rivals" -- from publisher's web site.
Title: A drifting life / Yoshihiro Tatsumi.
Edition: 1st ed., Apr. 2009.
Publisher, Date: Montreal : Drawn & Quarterly, c2009.
Description: 855 p. : ill ; 23 cm.
Subjects: Cartoonists -- Japan -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Cartoonists -- Family relationships -- Japan -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Comic books, strips, etc. -- Japan -- Translations into English.
Subjects: Japan -- Social life and customs -- 1945- -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Other Author: Tomine, Adrian, 1974-
Other Author: Nettleton, Taro
Other Author: Tatsumi, Yoshihiro, 1935- Drifting life in Gekiga.
Notes: First pub. under title: A drifting life in Gekiga.
Notes: Edited, designed and lettered by Adrian Tomine--T.p. verso.
Notes: Translated by Taro Nettleton--T.p. verso.
ISBN: 9781897299746
ISBN: 1897299745
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Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: GN MANGA Drifting