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Series: New York Review Comics
Publication Date: August 28, 2018
by Tadao Tsuge, edited, translated from the Japanese, and with an afterword by Ryan Holmberg
With an extensive introduction by translator and comics historian Ryan Holmberg, this collection brings together some of Tsuge’s most powerful work—raucous, lyrical, and unforgettable.
Tsuge’s art veers wildly from cartoon abstraction to painstakingly detailed drawings of shadowy figures and looming city streets, rendered in harsh, energetic linework that propels the eye from panel to panel. The stoic attitude of these excellent pieces is summed up in one character’s reflection: "Without receiving a dose of pain once in a while, it was hard to remember the point of staying alive." This period piece holds lasting resonance.