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Masahiko Matsumoto's CIGARETTE GIRL, A Mini-Masterpiece of Indie Manga!

March 23, 2016

Shortlisted for the Heritage Award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival!

Welcome to the quiet, evocative urban dramas of Masahiko Matsumoto, one of the leading lights of the Japanese alternative-comics movement known as "gekiga." Originally published in 1974, these eleven stories now form the first English-language collection of Matsumoto's mature work. His shy, uncertain heroes face broken hearts, changing families, money troubles, sexual anxiety, and the pressures of tradition, but with a whimsy and lightness of touch that is Matsumoto's trademark. Edited by Sean Michael Wilson, with a new introduction by Matsumoto's well-known colleague, the late Yoshihiro Tatsumi. Also included: a biographical back section by Mitsuhiro Asakawa.

Cigarette Girl by Masahiko Matsumoto
Softcover graphic novel with French flaps, 264 pages, $24.99 (US)
Printed in Japanese format, right-to-left
ISBN 978-1-60309-382-8 - Diamond: MAR16-0496
Coming in May/June 2016!

For details and a 13-page preview, click here!