Nonnonba (Paperback)

Shigeru Mizuki

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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"


Product Details

  • Product code: BDXAU
  • ISBN: 9781770460720
  • Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 22.0cm x 16.3cm
  • Pages: 432
  • Publish date: Wed Jun 20 00:00:00 BST 2012
  • Book points: 14

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