Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths

Author: Shigeru Mizuki
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
ISBN: 1770460411
Release Date: 2011-04-26
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

A landmark publishing event of one of Japan's most famous cartoonists Shigeru Mizuki is the preeminent figure of Gekiga manga and one of the most famous working cartoonists in Japan today-a true living legend. Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths is his first book to be translated into English and is a semiautobiographical account of the desperate final weeks of a Japanese infantry unit at the end of WorldWar II. The soldiers are told that they must go into battle and die for the honor of their country, with certain execution facing them if they return alive. Mizuki was a soldier himself (he was severely injured and lost an arm) and uses his experiences to convey the devastating consequences and moral depravity of the war. Mizuki's list of accolades and achievements is long and detailed. In Japan, the life of Mizuki and his wife has been made into an extremely popular television drama that airs daily. Mizuki is the recipient of many awards, including the Best AlbumAward for his book NonNonBa (to be published in 2012 by D+Q) and the Heritage Essential Award for Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths at the Angoulême International Comics Festival, the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Special Award, the Kyokujitsu Sho Decoration, the Shiju Hosho Decoration, and the KodanshaManga Award.His hometown of Sakaiminato honored him with Shigeru Mizuki Road--a street decorated with bronze statues of his Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro characters--and the Shigeru Mizuki International Cultural Center.


Author: Aisha Franz
ISBN: 3941099701
Release Date: 2011-01
Genre: Comic books, strips, etc


Author: Paul Gravett
ISBN: 3770465490
Release Date: 2006

Shit is real

Author: Aisha Franz
ISBN: 3956400631
Release Date: 2016-02

Jim Henson s Tale of Sand

Author: Jim Henson
Publisher: dani books
ISBN: 9783944077413
Release Date: 2014-01-31
Genre: Humor

Zwischen 1967 und 1974 arbeiteten Jim Henson und sein langjähriger Schreibpartner Jerry Juhl an einem Drehbuch mit dem Titel Tale of Sand. Doch noch während der Entstehung der Endfassung wurde Henson Teil des Produktionsteams der Sesamstraße und der Muppet Show und ließ das experimentelle Filmemachen seiner Jugend hinter sich. Tale of Sand befand sich seitdem im Archiv der Jim Henson Company. Es ist das einzige von Henson geschriebene abendfüllende Drehbuch, das er zu Lebzeiten nicht verfilmen konnte. Archaia Entertainment und dani books freuen sich, dieses vergessene Kunstwerk Hensons nun mit Genehmigung der Jim Henson Company und unter Federführung seiner Tochter Lisa endlich zum Leben zu erwecken - als Graphic Novel, die von Starzeichner Ramón K. Pérez atemberaubend illustriert wurde.


Author: Jacques Tardi
ISBN: 3037311185
Release Date: 2014-01-08

Wir erz hlen uns Geschichten um zu leben

Author: Joan Didion
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 9783843711302
Release Date: 2014-12-05
Genre: Literary Collections

Joan Didion erzählt von den Leitfiguren des American Dream wie Howard Hughes, Joan Baez oder John Wayne, vom Glanz Hollywoods und der Einsamkeit von Alcatraz, von der Aufbruchsstimmung der sechziger Jahre und der Ernüchterung, die ihr folgte. Dabei gelingt es ihr, die amerikanische Wirklichkeit in unvergessliche Bilder zu fassen.


Author: Shigeru Mizuki
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
ISBN: 1770460721
Release Date: 2012-05-22
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

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 Angoulême Prize for Best Album. Much like its namesake, NonNonBa is at once funny and nostalgic, firmly grounded

Green River Killer

Author: Jonathan Case
Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
ISBN: 9783646710250
Release Date: 2014-02-21
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Das Motiv des Täters Gary Ridgway wurde in den USA unter dem Namen GREEN RIVER KILLER bekannt. Von 1982 bis 2001 tötete er rund 50 Frauen in Seattle und Umgebung und wurde damit zu einem der gefährlichsten Mörder in der amerikanischen Geschichte. Der Polizist Tom Jensen war ihm in all diesen Jahren auf den Fersen, aber erst eine DNS-Analyse brachte den Durchbruch. Nun hat Jensens Sohn die Jagd nach Ridgway aus der Perspektive seines Vaters aufgeschrieben, Jonathan Case hat sie in strenge schwarz-weiße Zeichnungen umgesetzt. Ein beklemmender und zugleich hoch spannender Comic über einen Serienmörder und die Suche nach seinen Motiven.

Comics the Holocaust and Hiroshima

Author: Jane L. Chapman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137407252
Release Date: 2016-01-12
Genre: History

Comics, the Holocaust and Hiroshima breaks new ground for history by exploring the relationship between comics as a cultural record, historiography, memory and trauma studies. Comics have a dual role as sources: for gauging awareness of the Holocaust and through close analysis, as testimonies and narratives of childhood emotions and experiences.

Showa 1944 1953

Author: Shigeru Mizuki
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
ISBN: 1770461620
Release Date: 2014-11-11
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

A sweeping yet intimate portrait of the legacy of World War II in Japan Showa 1944-1953: A History of Japan continues the award-winning author Shigeru Mizuki's autobiographical and historical account of the Showa period in Japan. This volume recounts the events of the final years of the Pacific War, and the consequences of the war's devastation for Mizuki and the Japanese populace at large. After the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor, Japan and the United States are officially at war. The two rival navies engage in a deadly game of feint and thrust, waging a series of microwars across the tiny Pacific islands. From Guadalcanal to Okinawa, Japan slowly loses ground. Finally, the United States unleashes the deathblow with a new and terrible weapon--the atomic bomb. The fallout from the bombs is beyond imagining. On another front, Showa 1944-1953 traces Mizuki's own life story across history's sweeping changes during this period, charting the impact of the war's end on his life choices. After losing his arm during the brutal fighting, Mizuki struggles to decide where to go: whether to remain on the island as an honored friend of the local Tolai people or return to the rubble of Japan and take up his dream of becoming a cartoonist. Showa 1944-1953 is a searing condemnation of the personal toll of war from one of Japan's most famous cartoonists.