Sunday, July 26, 2015
Monday, July 20, 2015
So, today I was supposed to get just one book from the library and somehow three more jumped into my hands?! >w<
Here they are!
A Drunken Dream and Other Stories by Moto Hagio
“Forty years ago, the legendary manga artist Moto Hagio reinvented the shōjo (girl's comics) genre with an ongoing series of whip-smart, psychologically complex, and tenderly poetic stories. Here now, in English for the very first time, as the debut release in Fantagraphics Books' ambitious manga line of graphic novels, are ten of the very best of these tales.
The work in A Drunken Dream and Other Stories spans Hagio's entire career, from 1970's "Bianca" to 2007's "The Willow Tree," and includes the mind-bending, full-color title story; the famously heartbreaking "Iguana Girl"; and the haunting "The Child Who Comes Home"–as well as "Autumn Journey," "Girl on Porch With Puppy," the eerie conjoined-twins shocker "Hanshin: Half-God," "Angel Mimic," and one of the saddest of all romance stories, "Marié, Ten Years Later."
A Drunken Dream and Other Stories is supplemental with a feature-length interview with Hagio, where discusses her art, her career, and her life with the same combination of wit, candor, and warmth that radiates from every panel of her comics.”
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Stuff I read in June:
Banana Yoshimoto “Kitchen” [Japan]
N.K. Jemisin “The Effluent Engine” [USA]
武内 直子 『美少女戦士セーラームーン』 vol. 7 (Naoko Takeuchi “Sailor Moon” vol. 7) [Japan]
Malinda Lo “Huntress” [USA]
John Chu “The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere” [USA]
All the stories I choose had LGBTQIA characters in honour of Pride Month. Unfortunately not all of them were pleasant to read...