Archive for: Yoshiharu Tsuge

‘Chiko,’ ‘A View of the Seaside,’ and ‘Mister Ben of the Igloo’: Visual and Verbal Narrative Technique in Three Classic Manga by Yoshiharu Tsuge

Hint and symbol in Tsuge

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Monthly Stumblings # 15: John Porcellino

There’s a low-key sweet, quiet, melancholic visual music playing in Porcellino’s backgrounds. As he put it, better than I ever could, it’s: “A really simple grace.” A Schulzian ode to suburbia…

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Tom Gill on Tsuge and Evaporation

Yes, there is a desire expressed in the Nishibeta story to be like that little fish in the final frame, to swim away, down the river, desination unknown.

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The Incident at Nishibeta Village: A Classic Manga by Yoshiharu Tsuge from the Garo Years

A close reading of a Tsuge manga.

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Tom Gill on Tsuge and Tatsume

Tom Gill responds to comments on his essay about Tsuge, Tatsume, and Fetuses in the Sewer

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Ryan Holmberg on Tsuge and Tatsumi

I agree with the basic crux of this analysis of Tatsumi. I think it is harsh but fair when it comes to metaphor and sexual values. In that era of Tatsumi’s work every oblong is a phallus and every hole a vagina, no doubt, and the misogyny is unmistakable.

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Fetuses in the Sewer

In ‘Sewer’ by Tatsumi, a sewage worker finds a fetus while at work. In ‘Salamander’ by Tsuge, a salamander swimming in the sewers encounters a floating fetus.

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