Third Thursday Lecture: Garo and the Birth of Alternative Manga

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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.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Booking essential.

Date: 20 February 2014, 6.00pm
Venue: Hostry, Norwich Cathedral, Norwich NR1 4EH
Tel: 01603 597507
Email: sisjac@sainsbury-institute.org
Web: www.sainsbury-institute.org
Organiser: Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures

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