MAN WITHOUT TALENT GN (C: 0-1-0) (02/12/2020) NEW YORK REVIEW COMICS
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MAN WITHOUT TALENT GN (C: 0-1-0)
(W) Tsuge, YOSHIHARU (A) Tsuge, YOSHIHARU
NEW YORK REVIEW COMICS
StockID: 137482 Diamond#: DEC191790
A Japanese manga legend's autobiographical graphic novel about a struggling artist and the first full-length work by the great Yoshiharu Tsuge available in the English language! Yoshiharu Tsuge is one of comics' most celebrated and influential artists- but his work has been almost entirely unavailable to English-speaking audiences. The Man Without Talent- his first book ever to be translated into English- is an unforgiving self-portrait of frustration. Swearing off cartooning as a profession- Tsuge takes on a series of unconventional jobs-used camera salesman- ferryman- and stone collector-hoping to find success among the hucksters- speculators- and deadbeats he does business with. Instead- he fails again and again- unable to provide for his family- earning only their contempt and his own. The result is a dryly funny look at the pitfalls of the creative life- and an off-kilter portrait of modern Japan. Accompanied by an essay from translator Ryan Holmberg that discusses Tsuge's importance in comics and Japanese literature- The Man Without Talent is one of the great works of comics literature.
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