Screw-Style (and the Gekiga Movement)

Story and art by Yoshiharu Tsuge Original publisher: Garo Magazine (1968) Length: One-shot  If anything, this article on Tsuge’s piece embodies feelings I’ve had over the last year, where I’ve spent a majority of time reading alternative manga, particularly relating to the “Gekiga” (“dramatic pictures”) movement. “Screw style” is a surrealist one-shot about a young … Continue reading Screw-Style (and the Gekiga Movement)

My Book about Brains, Change and Dementia – What we Should be Reading

Today, I’m taking a departure from what I’m usually comfortable discussing. While my passions lie with mediums like manga and video games, when pieces outside these realms move me, I almost feel a duty to showcase them. Particularly when said pieces cater to an audience at least a decade younger than me. Yet, I’ve been … Continue reading My Book about Brains, Change and Dementia – What we Should be Reading

Doing Time Review

Story and art by Kazuichi Hanawa  Originally serialised in AX (1999) Length: 1 Volume (12 chapters) In early December 1994, manga artist Kazuichi Hanawa was arrested by Hokkaido police for violating the law on firearms, having been caught in the woods trying out his modified guns collection. To the surprise of his lawyers, who believed … Continue reading Doing Time Review