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Comics and the origins of manga : a revisionist history / Eike Exner.

Author/creator Exner, Eike author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2022]
Descriptionxvi, 250 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Subject(s)
Contents Prologue: The Historical Origins and Changing Meaning of "Manga" up to 1923 -- "Popular in Society at Large": The First Talking Manga -- "Listen Vunce!": The Audiovisual Revolution in Graphic Narrative -- When Krazy Kat Spoke Japanese: Japan's Massive Importation of Foreign Audiovisual Comics -- From Asō Yutaka to Tezuka Osamu: How Manga Made in Japan Adopted the Form of Audiovisual Comics -- Epilogue: The Myth of Manga as a "Traditional Mode of Expression."
Abstract "Japanese comics, commonly known as manga, are a global sensation. Critics, scholars, and everyday readers have often viewed this artform through an Orientalist framework, treating manga as the exotic antithesis to American and European comics. In reality, the history of manga is deeply intertwined with Japan's avid importation of Western technology and popular culture in the early twentieth century. Comics and the Origins of Manga reveals how popular U.S. comics characters like Jiggs and Maggie, the Katzenjammer Kids, Felix the Cat, and Popeye achieved immense fame in Japan during the 1920s and 1930s. Modern comics had earlier developed in the United States in response to new technologies like motion pictures and sound recording, which revolutionized visual storytelling by prompting the invention of devices like speed lines and speech balloons. As audiovisual entertainment like movies and record players spread through Japan, comics followed suit. Their immediate popularity quickly encouraged Japanese editors and cartoonists to enthusiastically embrace the foreign medium and make it their own, paving the way for manga as we know it today. By challenging the conventional wisdom that manga evolved from centuries of prior Japanese art and explaining why manga and other comics around the world share the same origin story, Comics and the Origins of Manga offers a new understanding of this increasingly influential art form"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Genre/formHistory.
LCCN 2021009090
ISBN9781978827226 paperback
ISBN1978827229 paperback
ISBN9781978827769 hardcover
ISBN1978827768 hardcover
ISBNelectronic bok
ISBNelectronic book
ISBNelectronic book

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