150 Greatest Cartoonists Countdown: #128 Yoshihiro Tatsumi

#128 Yoshihiro Tatsumi

Drawn and Quarterly’s recent publishing of the work of Yoshihiro Tatsumi is a revelation (in two volumes so far edited by American cartoonist Adrian Tomine, The Push Man and Abandon the Old in Tokyo). This guy was an underground cartoonist in Japan around the same time as the underground cartoonists in America and Europe were getting started (although he was unaware of their work)… and he has a huge body of work going up to the present day. His artwork in the two D&Q volumes is gorgeous, and the stories are bizarre, entertaining and often disturbing. It’s thrilling to discover such a great cartoonist that I was totally unaware of. I look forward to reading more of his work.

Click here to read the lambiek.net entry on Yoshihiro Tatsumi.

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