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Japanese Notebooks: A Journey to the Empire of Signs

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By Igort

Japan is a place of special fascination for the acclaimed international comics creator Igort, who has visited and lived there many times, and worked in the country's manga industry for more than a decade. Part graphic memoir, part cultural meditation—Igort vividly recounts his personal experiences in Japan, creating comics amid the activities of everyday life, and finding inspiration everywhere: in nature, history, custom, art, and encounters with creators including animation visionary Hayao Miyazaki. This book includes beautifully illustrated reflections on subjects from printmaking to Zen Buddhism, imperial history to the samurai code, Japanese film, literature, and manga.

A rewarding book for anyone interested in Japan or comic arts practiced at the highest level.

Hardcover, 184 pages

Dimensions:  7 x 9.5 x 1 inches

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