When:17th January 2010 (Sunday), 2.00 p.m. ~
Where:Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, Crossroads
This Sunday, famed mangaka; Yoshihiro Tatsumi will be having a session at Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, Crossroads on 17th January 2010, Sunday at 2.00pm.
The 74-year-old mangaka began drawing manga as a child, but he quickly rebelled against the form’s aesthetic limitations. manga was aimed largely at children, and its emotional and intellectual palette was limited. He then went on to create a bolder, darker and more realistic form of manga, which he termed as gekiga. And he became one of Japan’s most important comic artists.
Home-grown film-maker Eric Khoo, who is hugely influenced by Tatsumi when he was writing and drawing comics in his early 20s, has decided to make a full-length animated feature after he came across Tatsumi’s autobiographical A Drifting Life.
Among many of Tatsumi’s works in Japanese, you can find some of his mangas translated into English also available at Books Kinokuniya – Good-Bye, Abandon the Old in Tokyo, The Push Man and Other Stories.