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Comics and the Origins of Manga

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By Eike Exner

Who doesn't like a good revisionist history? Among other notions this book demonstrates how modern comics and manga arose in response to new nineteenth-century technologies, such as sound recording.

An accessible history of manga that explodes the commonly held belief that manga are some kind of 'exotic' Japanese invention. Countering the prevailing Orientalist view, 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 and how the new medium was embraced by Japanese editors, artists, and writers. The author ties manga and comics together with the proliferation of new media technologies in the early part of the 20th century.

ISBN: 9781978827226
Paperback; 270 pages

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