ABANDON THE OLD IN TOKYO in the Hour's Gift Guide

“More books to give!” / The Hour / Isa Tousignant / December 7, 2006

Abandon the Old in Tokyo, by Yoshihiro Tatsumi (Drawn and Quarterly), $25.95. Montreal publishers D+Q have embarked on a project that will do the world a service by publishing an annual translated compendium of Tatsumi's comics, each focusing on the highlights of one year of his work. This is this year's, and just like last year's Push Man and Other Stories, Abandon the Old in Tokyo initiates anglo readers to a mangaka of incredible magnitude; Tatsumi is among Japan's greatest artists and storytellers, and his vision, as dark as it may be, is a welcome beacon.

 

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