The latest Garo-centric manga project from the (apparently) indefatiguable Ryan Holmberg is this curated collection of nine classic tales of down-and-outers on the fringe of Japanese society by the legendary Tadao Tsuge. All the works in Slum Wolf were created in the 1960s and '70s, with all but three originally running in Garo.
All works herein collected – including a bonus autobiographical essay by Tsuge, "Always a Tough Guy at Heart" – were translated and edited by Mr. Holmberg, who has also supplied a highly informative essay that closes out the collection.
328 pages total.
Here's the first work of indy/alternative originating in India that we've come across. Vérité is the brain child of editor, Bharath Murthy and this first issue combines 126 pages of comics by and/or set in India, 88 pages of manga from Japan and a 22 page essay by the globe trotting manga scholar, Ryan Holmberg. The real treat here is the chance to finally experience some original, independent comics voice from India! Getting four great manga tales is a nice bonus, and then Ryan Holmberg's essay, " The Eye and the Storm: Speed Lines anf Gekiga FX" is the icing on the cake.
PLEASE NOTE: We only have a limited number of copies and these were hand imported from India. In other words, you snooze, you lose, on this one. GONE! We'll see what we can do about getting a restock. It may be awhile...