from the February 2009 issue
From A Drifting Life. Forthcoming in 2009 from Drawn and Quarterly. Copyright 2009 by Yoshihiro Tatsumi. By arrangement with Drawn and Quarterly. All rights reserved.
Born in Osaka, Japan, 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 Japanese cartoonists.
Translated from Japanese by Taro Nettleton
Taro Nettleton is a PhD candidate in the Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies, the Department of Art and Art History, at the University of Rochester.