Glen Weldon at NPR spotlights Showa 1939-1944 FCBD offering!

“ Cyborgs, Simpsons And Ticks: All About Free Comic Book Day” / NPR / Glen Weldon / May 2, 2014

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SHIGERU MIZUKI'S SHOWA: A HISTORY OF JAPAN (Recommended)

In this memoir, legendary manga artist Mizuki draws an exaggerated, hyper-cartoony version of himself amid some of the grimmest realities of 20th Century Japan, and lets that tension work a sly, revelatory magic. The first two volumes cover the years 1926-1939 and 1939-1944 respectively. In this excerpt from the second volume, Mizuki is drafted and sees first-hand the vast distance stretching between the war his fellow soldiers are fighting, and the war presented in news broadcasts.

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