God of Comics: Osamu Tezuka and the Creation of Post-World War II Manga

God of Comics: Osamu Tezuka and the Creation of Post-World War II Manga

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By (author) Natsu Onoda Power

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  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 20mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Jackson
  • ISBN 10: 1604732210
  • ISBN 13: 9781604732214
  • Illustrations note: 53 black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 305,006

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Discover the enduring legacy of one of the most influential figures in the history of comics. Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989) is arguably one of the most important and influential figures in post-WWII comics - both in Japan, the home of Manga, and in America. During his four-decade career, Tezuka published more than 150,000 pages of comics, produced a number of animated films, and wrote numerous essays and short stories. He also created the iconic character Astro Boy - one of the earliest Japanese-produced cartoons to be broadcast in the USA. "God of Comics" is a succinctly written and thoroughly researched chronicle of Tezuka's life and works, placing his outstanding achievements in the context of the cultural climate of the time, and in the history of Japanese comics. One of the first in-depth studies of Tezuka's oeuvre to be published in English, this is a must-read for anyone interested in the lasting legacy of one of the most influential figures in the history of comics.

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Natsu Onoda Power is a visiting assistant professor at Georgetown University, Washington D.C. Her work has appeared in the International Journal of Comic Art.

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An assessment of the worldwide achievement of the man who made manga mainstream