Third Thursday Lecture: Garo and the Birth of Alternative Manga
20 February 2014, Norwich
Dr Ryan Holmberg, Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellow
Dr Ryan Holmberg is an independent art and comics historian
ABOUT THE LECTURE
From its founding in Tokyo in 1964 to its temporary demise in 1998, the monthly Garo was a beacon for experimentalism in Japanese comics. This talk will survey the early years of the magazine, looking at its roots in the rental library “kashihon” culture of the previous decade, its relationship to contemporary political issues ranging from school curricula debates to the Vietnam War, and finally its embrace of a new generation of artists influenced by Pop Art, New Wave cinema, and the visual culture of the Japanese Empire.
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