Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Lecture: Manga History

The British Design and Art Direction educational charity recently organized a lecture series on Japanese creativity featuring manga expert Helen McCarthy, the author of The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga.

"...Manga are really packages -- containers -- for hopes and dreams and fears and manga are where we decode our ideas about Japan against its own ideas," McCarthy says, "And we learn that decoding through the language of line, a narrative language that is quite different from words. But if we don't know its history, we won't see it clearly, we'll see it as 'alien' or 'other' and it actually isn't 'alien' or 'other,' it's actually much closer to home than you think."


  1. I love love love all your posts. Every few weeks I go through a few pages.... and then a few more and watch a few more videos. Then I am supposed to go to bed... but WAIT! Another video!! :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Judging by your book blog, you might like my other site, The Great Geek Manual, too. ( I post of a mess of art and book links there practically every day.


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