Skip to content


Articles tagged "Japanese Graphic Art"

On Bugs and Buttons: Translating “Ladybirds’ Requiem”

It's not just the dearth of young girls in sailor uniforms with big eyes, tiny noses, and hair so long as to render actual movement nearly impossible that separates Akino Kondoh's work from that of most Japanese manga. Trained as a fine artist, Kondoh moves from manga to animation to painting to sculpture, and these different practices come back to inform her manga, most obviously seen in the movement that fills the pages of her comics. She is one of few manga artists in Japan who...

Ladybirds’ Requiem

Image description

The whole thing started with an accident.

Panels should be read from right to left.

Like what you read? Help WWB bring you the best new writing from around the world.