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"Prepare to be disturbed and blown away. The stuff is remarkable, amazing."-- Los Angeles Times

Good-Bye is the third in a series of collected short stories from Drawn & Quarterly by the legendary Japanese cartoonist Yoshihiro Tatsumi, whose previous work has been selected for several annual "top 10" lists, including those compiled by Amazon and Drawn in 1971 and 1972, these stories expand the prolific artist's vocabulary for characters contextualized by themes of depravity and disorientation in twentieth-century Japan.

Some of the tales focus on the devastation the country felt directly as a result of World War II: a prostitute loses all hope when American GIs go home to their wives; a man devotes twenty years of his life to preserving the memory of those killed at Hiroshima, only to discover a horrible misconception at the heart of his tribute. Yet, while American influence does play a role in the disturbing and bizarre stories contained within this volume, it is hardly the overriding theme. A philanthropic foot fetishist, a rash-ridden retiree, and a lonely public onanist are but a few of the characters etching out darkly nuanced lives in the midst of isolated despair and fleeting pleasure.

Publisher: Montréal : Drawn & Quarterly Publications, 2008.
Edition: 1st hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9781897299371
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC Tatsumi Yoshihir
Characteristics: 204 p. :,ill., port. ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Oniki, Yuji
Tomine, Adrian 1974-


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Jun 27, 2016

This is my favorite kind of comics. Yoshihiro Tatsumi's work shows the unfortunate sad human like no other.
As an aging comic reader I love finding amazing things that I could have read 30+ years ago but are just now available.


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