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Material Type: Book
Collection: Comics
Call Number: JAPAN HORROR SAK2009
Title: The Box Man
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Personal name: Imiri Sakabashira
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element: Horror
International Standard Book Number: 9781897299913
Name of publisher, distributor, etc.: Drawn and Quarterly
Date of publication, distribution, etc.: 2009
Summary, etc. note: THE FIRST STORY TO BE TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH FROM THE SURREALIST AND ALTERNATIVE MANGA-KA Enter the strange world of Imiri Sakabashira, whose denizens are zoomorphic creatures that emerge from one another as well as their equally bizarre environs. The Box Man follows its protagonists along a scooter trip through a complex landscape that oscillates between a dense city, a countryside simplified to near abstraction, and hybrids of the two; the theme of hybridity permeates throughout. One is unsurprised to encounter a creature that is half elderly man, half crab, or a flying frog in this world where our guide apparent is an anthropomorphic, mollusk-like cat. Sakabashira weaves this absurdist tale into a seamless tapestry constructed of elements as seemingly disparate as Japanese folklore, pop culture, and surrealism. Within these panels, it becomes difficult to distinguish between the animate and the inanimate, the real and the imagined―a tension that adds a layer of complexity to this near-wordless psychedelic travelogue. Imiri Sakabashira (real name Mochizuki Katsuhiro) was born in Shizuoka, Japan, in 1964, the same year that Garo, the influential manga anthology in which he would first be published, was founded.
Expansion of summary note: surreal, Japanese, pop culture, American, gekiga-kas, psychedelic, psychological, Japan, manga, visceral, experimental, horror, PoC, BIPOC
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