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May 9, 2013

PictureBox Reunites With Ishii, Kolbeins And Kidd For Massive


On the eve of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, Dan Nadel and PictureBox have announced Massive: Gay Erotic Manga And The Men Who Make It for Spring 2014. The book will reunite the team of Anne Ishii, Graham Kolbeins and Chip Kidd that together facilitated the new The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame, making its public debut at this weekend's festival.

The advertising copy will give you an idea of what they're after.
"Big, burly, lascivious, and soft around the edges: welcome to the hyper-masculine world of Japanese gay comics. Massive is the first English-language anthology of its kind: a collection of manga from the most talented and influential artists in the gei komi genre, including legendary gay mangaka Jiraiya, Gengoroh Tagame, Takeshi Matsu, Seizoh Ebisubashi, Go Fujimoto and Kazuhide Ichikawa.

Massive goes beyond simply translating the artists' work, offering an intimate, in-depth look at an essential (but criminally overlooked) queer culture that challenges and transcends stereotypes of gender and sexuality. In addition to comics and illustrations, Massive features some of the first photos of these artists; background information providing cultural and historical context; and first-person interviews about what it's like to be a gay erotic artist in Japan.
The tentative line-up for the book is Jiraiya, Gengoroh Tagame, Takeshi Matsu, Seizoh Ebisubashi, Go Fujimoto, Kazuhide Ichikawa, Guy Mizuki, Inu Yoshi, Fumi Miyabi, Kumada Poohsuke, Noda Gaku.
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