Yes! Here's an archival manga collection done right. Publisher, PictureBox and Series Editor, Ryan Holmberg have teamed up to produce a exemplary edition that sets a new standard which we can only hope others will heed. Art and editorial direction mesh perfectly as paper stock, reproduction, layout, introduction, editorial essays and overall book design all come together to deliver an æsthetically sumptuous, editorially excellent and academically rigorous 176 page hardcover volume focusing on the life and work of manga auteur, Seiichi Hayashi. PictureBox states, "Seiichi Hayashi (b. 1945) was a leading figure in Tokyo's hotbed of avant-garde artistic production in the 1960s and '70s. He is best known for his lyrical and experimental manga for Garo, the famous alternative comics magazine. The present volume collects a handful of Hayashi’s most important manga from this period, including “Red Dragonfly” (1968), “Yamauba’s Lullaby (1968), and “Gold Pollen” (1971). Published here in their original full color, these stories mix traditional Japanese aesthetics with Pop Art sensibilities, and range in topic from the legacies of Japanese rightwing nationalism and World War II, to the shadow of America over 60s Japanese youth culture. " This is the first volume in their series, Masters of Alternative Manga. They're certainly off to a good start. Recommended!
PLEASE NOTE: This is now out of print. We put in a stock of these, but they are almost gone – and, we will gradually be raising the price to head off third-party profiteering. LIMIT: One per customer.