Nonnonba

ISBN-10: 1770460721
ISBN-13: 9781770460720
Edition: 2012
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Description: NonNonBa is the definitive work by acclaimed Gekiga-ka Shigeru Mizuki, a poetic memoir detailing his interest in yokai (spirit monsters). Mizuki's childhood experiences with yokai influenced the course of his life and oeuvre; he is now known as the  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly Publications
Publication date: 4/11/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

NonNonBa is the definitive work by acclaimed Gekiga-ka Shigeru Mizuki, a poetic memoir detailing his interest in yokai (spirit monsters). Mizuki's childhood experiences with yokai influenced the course of his life and oeuvre; he is now known as the forefather of yokai manga. His Spring 2011 book, Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths, was featured on PRI's The World, where Marco Werman scored a coveted interview with one of the most famous visual artists working in Japan today.Within the pages of NonNonBa, Mizuki explores the legacy left him by his childhood explorations of the spirit world, explorations encouraged by his grandmother, a grumpy old woman named NonNonBa. NonNonBa is a touching work about childhood and growing up, as well as a fascinating portrayal of Japan in a moment of transition. NonNonBa was the first manga to win the Angouleme Prize for Best Album. Much like its namesake, NonNonBa is at once funny and nostalgic, firmly grounded in a sociohistorical context and floating in the world of the supernatural.

Born March 8, 1922, in Sakaiminato, Tottori, SHIGERU MIZUKI is a specialist in stories of yokai and is considered a master of the genre. He is a member of The Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology, and has traveled to more than sixty countries to engage in fieldwork of yokai and spirits of different cultures.

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