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The first English translation of Mizuki's best-loved work"NonNonBa" is the definitive work by acclaimed "Gekiga-ka "Shigeru Mizuki, a poetic memoir detailing his interest in "yokai "(spirit monsters). Mizuki's childhood experiences with "yokai "influenced the course of his life and oeuvre; he is now known as the forefather of "yokai "manga. His spring 2011 book, "Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths," was featured on PRI's "The World," where Marco Werman scored a coveted interview with one of the most famous visual artists working in Japan today.Within the pages of "NonNonBa," Mizuki explores the legacy left him by his childhood explorations of the spirit world, explorations encouraged by his grandmother, a grumpy old woman named NonNonBa. "NonNonBa "is a touching work about childhood and growing up, as well as a fascinating portrayal of Japan in a moment of transition. "NonNonBa "was the first manga to win the Angouleme Prize for Best Album. Much like its namesake, "NonNonBa "is at once funny and nostalgic, firmly grounded"show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 165.1 x 220.98 x 33.02mm | 698.53g
  • Drawn and Quarterly
  • Montreal, Canada
  • English
  • Translation
  • Black and White Illustrations
  • 1770460721
  • 9781770460720
  • 45,819

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Mizuki conveys his pen-and-ink messages with a surreal combination of cartoon-like people superimposed against harsh realistic renderings of their environment. "Marco Werman, PRI's The World" Shigeru Mizuki is the preeminent figure of "Gekiga "manga and one of the most famous working cartoonists in Japan today a true living legend. "Graphic Novel Reporter" [Mizuki] is one of Japan's greatest illustrators, a master of both realism and manga. "Globe and Mail" This book is excellent . . . I can only hope we're soon flooded by Mizuki translations. I'd like to drown in them. "Newsarama""show more

About Shigeru Mizuki

Born on March 8, 1922, in Sakaiminato, Shigeru Mizuki is a specialist in stories of "yokai "and is considered a master of the genre. "NonNonBa "was named the Best Album at the Angouleme nternational Comics Festival. He has been published in Japan, South Korea, France, Spain, Taiwan, and Italy."show more

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