A Brief History of Manga: The Essential Pocket Guide to the Japanese Pop Culture Phenomenon

Hachette UK
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Manga is more than a genre in the comics field: it is a vital creative medium in its own right, with hundreds of millions of readers worldwide, a host of graphic styles, and a rich history now spanning seven decades.

Now for the first time, that history is told by an award-winning expert in the field. Covering topics from Akira to Mazinger Z, this book is fully illustrated throughout, and photos of key creators accompany accessible sidebars and timelines.

Answering the key questions of any fan where did my favourite manga come from, and what should I read next? this book will open doors to neophytes and experts alike.

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About the author

Helen McCarthy is one of the west's most distinguished manga experts. The Harvey-award-winning biographer of Osamu Tezuka, she is regularly interviewed in the mass media about manga, has curated a Tezuka exhibition at London's Barbican Centre, and the ultimate compliment has seen her work translated back into Japanese.

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Publisher
Hachette UK
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Published on
Jun 16, 2014
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Pages
96
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ISBN
9781781571309
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Language
English
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Genres
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / General
Design / Graphic Arts / Illustration
Photography / Techniques / Equipment
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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