Essays

Below is a selection of essays available to read online, purchase, or download. For a full list of my academic essays, topical articles, reviews, and published interviews, please see my CV.

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Manga Finds Pirate Gold: The Case of New Treasure Island

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Tezuka Osamu and American Comics

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Sugiura Shigeru’s Sense of Humor

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Tezuka Osamu & the Rectification of Mickey

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Introduction to Akahon Manga

The Comics Journal (January 2012)  
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Emonogatari in the Age of Comics, 1948-1957

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Manga 3.11: The Tsunami and the Japanese Publishing Industry

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Tatsumi Yoshihiro’s Black Rainbow

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Saitō Takao and the Gekiga Factory

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An Introduction to Gekiga, A.D. 6970

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Charting the Beginnings: What was Alternative Manga?

The Comics Journal (March 2011)  
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The Manga of Garo, 1964-1973

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Hear No, Speak No: Sasaki Maki Manga and Nansensu, circa 1970

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For your words, I shall rip out your tongue: Shirato Sanpei and the Talking Head of Manga

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