Archive for: Yoshiharu Tsuge

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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Yoshiharu Tsuge’s Red Flowers

Red Flowers. Sayako Kikuchi is lying in the shade of her tea shop. It is a warm summer day and far too hot to count the meager takings from the morning. There is the sound of cicadas in the background and we gaze up at this incessant activity with the girl. The tree before us […]

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