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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Nuclear Literati: Nakashima Kiyoshi’s Furusato Goes to Hell

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Atomic Modernism: Indian Abstraction at TIFR, Mumbai

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Pro-Nuclear Manga: The Seventies and Eighties

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When Manga was Pop

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Singing Our Own Song: Hayashi Seiichi vs. Sasaki Maki, 1969

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A Vogue for I Don’t Get It: Hayashi Seiichi vs. Sasaki Maki, 1967-69

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Nuclear Gypsies: Art, Manga, and Nuclear Plant Labor

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After Aparanta: Goan Art and Landscape in the Age of Development

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Blood Plants: Mizuki Shigeru, Kitaro, and the Japanese Blood Industry

The Comics Journal (May 2015)  
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Dharavi Comics Epidemic: An Interview with Chaitanya Modak

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The Fukui Ei’ichi Incident and the Prehistory of Komaga-Gekiga

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Proto-Gekiga: Matsumoto Masahiko’s Komaga

The Comics Journal, (October 2014)  
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Manga vs. Art History: Hayashi Seiichi at SISJAC

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Enka Gekiga: Hayashi Seiichi’s Pop Music Manga

The Comics Journal (June 2014)  
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Heirs of Gottfredson: Osamu Tezuka

Japanese: Biranzi no. 34 (September 2014)

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Shinohara Ushio’s Action Cartooning

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Seduction of the Innocent, Hiroshima 1950: Occupation and Comics

The Comics Journal (January 2014)  
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Bengal’s Drighangchoo: An Interview with Deeptanil Ray

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Poor Little Rich Boys: The Art of the Mumbai Circulating Library

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Inverted Calm: An Interview with Vishwajyoti Ghosh

The Comics Journal (October 2013)  
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The Name Garo: Shirato Sanpei and the Indo-Manga Connection

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Indie India: An Interview with Kailash Iyer

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Leaping Windows Comics Café and the Indo-Manga Connection

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Comix India and the Indo-Manga Connection: An Interview with Bharath Murthy

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Filipino Komiks and Japanese Sex Tourism