The theme of this issue of š! #25 is 'Gaijin Mangaka', and it's proven to be a very fruitful theme, as this is one of the best issues yet! Co-edited by Berliac, who also contributed the cover illustration, it opens up with an introductory essay by the celebrated British comics scholar, Paul Gravett and features new work by these fine comickers hailing from Europe as well as both North and South America: Andrés Magán (Spain), Aseyn (France), Ben Marcus (USA), Berliac (Argentina), Daylen Seu (USA), Dilraj Mann (UK), GG (Canada), Gloria Rivera (USA), Hetamoé (Portugal), König Lü.Q. (Switzerland), Luis Yang (Spain), Mickey Zacchilli (USA), Nou (USA), Vincenzo Filosa (Italy), xuh (Poland).
The work here ranges far and wide in tone and technique: from the action-packed surrealism of Vincezno Filosa's "Don't Touch This Gamela" that opens the book to GG's taught and controlled "Lapse" to Mickey Zacchilli's loose and ratty-lined untitled work to Nou's lush and sensous "Ring Mark" and the many excellent pieces inbetween the only unifying characteristic is a dedication to the limitless potential of manga. Recommended!
Format: A6, 164 pages, full-color, perfect bound, high quality and environmentally friendly Munken paper.