A Single Match is a hardcover collection of eleven psychological tales, originating from the early days of the gekiga movement in Japan. Suzuki's work originally appeared in the consciously avant garde monthly manga anthology, Garo, which was founded in 1964. Drawn & Quarterly has, in this new volume of historically important manga, continued with its recent – and irritating – trend of providing no background information whatsoever regarding either the material's original publication or the artist's life and career development, other than the line on the back cover blurb implying that it was originally published in Garo, and the most cursory of bio paragraphs. It is crucial to developing both an understanding of the history of the form in general and the development of the artist in particular to provide some background on the artist and of the publications in which the work originally appeared, as well as the dates of original publication; especially when dealing with an artist as obscure and offbeat as Suzuki, so we hope that D&Q will wake up to the fact that it is incumbent upon them to provide this. Ironically, they do provide information in exactly those books where it's less needed; in the more widely recognized classics, about whih there is already extant information on in English (such as Tatsumi's; and see below). It's difficult to really give the work its due in a written description, so at least we an be grateful that D&Q has provided this PDF preview. So check it out and see what you think. Anyone in the know about the sources of this work and the life of the artist, is hereby invited to send that info this way!