Another delightful book shoved into my hands by The Beguiling. They are so good to me. And Nantonaku Pinpin taught me so much. For instance, I learned that trousers can stretch in unexpected ways to accommodate sudden extra flesh. Yes, it is that kind of book.
I had never heard of Ebisu before, which shows just how much I don’t know about alt-manga and the history thereof (or about Japanese film and TV, Ebisu also being accomplished in both). A quick search shows that he gets a few pages in Fredrick Schodt’s Dreamland Japan (a book which has shamefully remained unread by me, despite having been on my reading list for years), and there are pages and pages of info on him in both English and Japanese. I’m glad to be pulling myself out of the ignorance quagmire with Nantonaku, though, and have no trouble seeing just why this artist has garnered so much critical attention. Read the rest of this entry »