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Author Power, Natsu Onoda.

Title God of comics : Osamu Tezuka and the creation of post-World War II manga / Natsu Onoda Power.

Imprint Jackson [Miss.] : University Press of Mississippi, c2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  741.5952 T319Bp 2009    ---  Available
Description xvi, 202 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series Great comics artists series
Great comics artists.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-194) and index.
Contents List of illustrations -- Notes on Japanese names, titles, and reading order -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction and some definitions -- Tezuka in history/History in Tezuka -- Movie in a book -- Stars and jokes -- Communities and competitions -- Sapphire and other heroines -- Tormenting affairs with animation -- Low humor/high drama, the two faces of adult comics -- God of comics, master of quotations -- Epilogue -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary Cartoonist Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989) is the single most important figure in Japanese post-World War II comics. During his four-decade career, Tezuka published more than 150,000 pages of comics, produced animation films, wrote essays and short fiction, and earned a Ph.D. in medicine. Along with creating the character Astro Boy (Mighty Atom in Japan), he is best known for establishing story comics as the mainstream genre in the Japanese comic book industry, creating narratives with cinematic flow and complex characters. This style influenced all subsequent Japanese output.
Subject Tezuka, Osamu, 1928-1989 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- Japan -- History and criticism.
ISBN 9781604732214 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1604732210 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781604732207 (cloth : alk. paper)
1604732202 (cloth : alk. paper)

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