Black Blizzard by Yoshihiro TatsumiBlack Blizzard by Yoshihiro Tatsumi

Black Blizzard

byYoshihiro Tatsumi

Paperback | March 17, 2010

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Created in the late 1950s, BLACK BLIZZARD is Yoshihiro Tatsumi's remarkable first full-length graphic novel and one of the first published examples of Gekiga. Tatsumi documented how his love for Mickey Spillane and hardboiled crime novels led him to create this landmark genre of manga in his epic critically acclaimed 2009 autobiography, A DRIFTING LIFE.With BLACK BLIZZARD, Tatsumi explores the dark underbelly of his working-class heroes that five decades later will make him one of the most well known Japanese cartoonists in North America. Susumu Yamaji, a 24-year-old pianist, is arrested for murder and ends up handcuffed to a career criminal on the train that will take them to prison. An avalanche derails the train and the criminal takes the opportunity to escape, dragging a reluctant Susumu with him into the blizzard raging outside. They flee into the mountains to an abandoned ranger station, where they take shelter from the storm. As they sit around the fire they built, Susumu relates how love drove him to become a murderer.
Born in 1935, YOSHIHIRO TATSUMI began writing and drawing comics for a sophisticated adult readership in a realistic style he called gekiga. He has influenced generations of cartoonists and lives in Japan.
Title:Black BlizzardFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8.81 × 6.58 × 0.48 inPublished:March 17, 2010Publisher:Drawn & QuarterlyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770460128

ISBN - 13:9781770460126

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It's as if someone had taken a HarukiMurakami novel and drawn, beautifully and comprehensively, in its margins.