31 Days of Halloween: Kitaro by Shigeru Mizuki


So many Halloween comics are coming out this season. Here’s one that’s available as part of Halloween Comic Fest: BIRTH OF KITARO by Shigeru Mizuki, the origin story for Mizuki’s most popular character. Kitaro is a one eyed boy with strange powers—because he’s actually a 350-year-old yokai (spirit monster). While you may know Mizkui from […]

D&Q’s spectacular Fall includes Beaton, Tomine, Mizuki, Chippendale


Although most of these books have been announced, here’s all of Drawn & Quarterly’s fall schedule in all it’s glory. You can read the complete catalog here — commentary below is my own.

OH BOY! New Tamaki, Nilsen, Delisle, Seth and more coming next year from Drawn & Quarterly


D&Q has just firmed up their Winter/Spring titles for 2015 and…well, it’s going tobe another great year, in case all these previews we’ve been publishing haven’t given you that idea yet. As if new books from Jillian Tamaki, Michael Deforge, Anders Nilsen, Seth, Shizero Mizuki and the like weren’t enough to get you drooling into a […]

CAB Debuts from Drawn and Quarterly: Franz, DeForge, Mizuki and Lindgren


D&Q sent along info on their four debuting books this weekend at CAB: Earthling Aisha Franz, translated by Helge Dascher   First Year Healthy Michael DeForge Showa 1944-1953: A History of Japan Shigeru Mizuki, translated by Zack Davisson   Pippi Won’t Grow Up Astrid Lindgren and Ingrid Vang Nyman

Cartoonists Doing Things: Shigeru Mizuki eats a hamburger


The 90-year-old creator of NonNonBa, Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths, and such yokai masterpieces as GeGeGe no chows down with relish. As recounted in the semi-autobiographical Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths, Mizuki lost an arm in World War II, but that hasn’t prevented him from going to McDonalds.