Our colors through Gengoroh Tagame is a new manga novel translated by Anne Ishii, to be published by Panthéon in May. The sequel to his Eisner Award-winning My brother’s husband, it’s another queer drama set in contemporary Japan, starring a young painter locked in with synesthesia.
A fascinating graphic novel about the coming of age and coming out of the genius writer-artist of the hit hit hit My Brother’s Husband Set in contemporary suburb of Japan, Our Colors is the story of Sora Itoda, a sixteen-year-old aspiring painter who experiences her world in synaesthetic hues of blues and reds and is ruled by the emotional turmoil of adolescence. He wants to live honestly as a young gay man in high school, but that is still not acceptable in Japanese society. His best friend and childhood confidant is Nao, a young woman who everyone thinks is (or should be) their girlfriend, and that would be the easiest thing to play – she knows he’s gay but also knows. how difficult it is to live his truth in his situation. Sora’s world changes forever when he meets Mr. Amamiya, a middle-aged man who is the owner and owner of a local cafe and who is completely, without apologizing, as a gay man. A mentorship and a platonic friendship ensue as Sora comes to him and agrees to paint a mural in the shop, and Mr. Amamiya advises Sora on how to deal with who he is. But it won’t be easy. Mr. Amamiya has paid a heavy price for his freedom of identity, and when a figure from his past suddenly appears, the situation becomes a vivid example of the complexity of life.
And while the focus will be on this English launch, Fantagraphics sneaked in the previous month, releasing two more Gengoroh Tagame volumes featuring his gay erotic manga comics also translated by Anne Ishii, with covers designed by Chip. Kidd.
La Passion de Gengoroh Tagame: Master of Gay Erotic Manga Vol. 1
A collection of classic “The Tom of Finland from Japan” comics, now in pocket size! The often violent, visceral and always provocative style of Japanese manga legend Gengoroh Tagame, one of the creators of Japanese bear culture, comes to life like never before in The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame, a new edition of the first English collection of the artist. . Known as “The Tom of Finland of Japan”, Tagame is celebrated around the world for his groundbreaking work, known for his masterfully crafted imagery and unbridled exploration of bondage, lust, passion and love. romance. This first English paperback edition includes ten short stories dating from the late 1990s to early 2010s, with an introduction by renowned novelist and biographer Edmund White, as well as an essay and new cover design by renowned novelist and graphic designer Chip Kidd. Featuring intense, explicit, and exaggerated BDSM scenes among hypermasculine men, Gengoroh Tagame’s Passion is a must-see for Tagame fans, as well as fans of bear culture in general. Produced by veteran “Japonist” Anne Ishii and filmmaker Graham Kolbeins, the book also contains sixteen full-page color illustrations.
La Passion de Gengoroh Tagame: Master of Gay Erotic Manga Vol. 2
The long-awaited second anthology in English from the manga master “bara”. Kings, monks, cops, sportsmen: no manly man is immune to the deliciously depraved fantasies of the master of the gay manga Gengoroh Tagame. In this collection of shameless adult BDSM comics, Tagame serves up what his fans love the most: elaborate, sensational, and beautifully rendered erotica. The long-awaited sequel to Tagame’s groundbreaking collection, The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame Vol. 2 presents a treasure trove of unseen long and short stories in English, accompanied by original essays and an exclusive new interview with the internationally renowned cartoonist. Featuring intense, explicit and exaggerated BDSM scenes between hypermasculine men, The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame is a must-have for Tagame fans as well as fans of the manga “Bara” (manga created mostly by gay men for a public gay man. ) and bear cultures in general. Produced by veteran ‘Japonist’ Anne Ishii and filmmaker Graham Kolbeins, with a jacket designed by longtime Tagame fan and acclaimed graphic designer Chip Kidd.