© Shigeru Mizuki, Drawn & QuarterlyPublisherDrawn & Quarterly
announced on Friday that
Yokai will be released : Art by Shigeru Mizuki Scheduled for October. The company is hosting a page book preview.
Publisher’s description of the full-color hardcover book:
Yokai: The Art of
not only showcased his expertise in folklore, but also praised him as a naturalist scientist. Elements of Mizuki’s rich compositions—flora, fauna, and everything in between—display his mastery of form and love of nature. These popular depictions of the disappearing Japanese countryside are his contribution to preserving cultural heritage that would otherwise be forgotten. The eerie realism of his work is offset by his whimsy about horror. The works in this deluxe full-colour edition recall Maurice Sendak’s playful sensibility for popular music, while the technical prowess of traditionalists such as Dürer and Doré add to the He injects inspiration. Like any other Mizuki canon, each work is a unique snapshot of a human or other spirit in constant flux.
This book will feature additional writing from Mizuki scholars and translators
. North American Publisher Drawing & Quarterly released many English works of Mizuki, such as ,
, , and(), the last two are in 2012 Nominated for a Harvey Award and 2012. Mizuki’s Showa 1944-1939: Japanese and Showa history 1944-93: A History of Japan
Will Eisner Comic Industry Award International Material Best American Edition Asia Award. The company most recently published Mizuki’s collection of folklore adapted from Kunio Yanigata in March1953.
Mizuki for his manga about yōkaiKnown as — Japanese supernatural beings. His manga and to yōkai research) to a large extent for yōkai responsible for the popularity stories have today. Mizuki’s Supernatural Manga () starts with 1939 and ends with
. At the center of the story is an inhuman boy who straddles the line between the human and supernatural worlds. Drawn & Quarterly
also publishes an anthology of comics in English.
Mizuki in November 2012 at .
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