Finally! Nine months after our announcement and catalog listing for Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It—an English-language anthology of renowned gay erotic manga artists—we have the finished cover art for your viewing pleasure! We couldn’t be more excited to introduce this first-of-its-kind book, collecting photographs, essays, interviews, and illustrated work of nine of Japan’s most renowned artists making work for the gay male audience. Edited by writer/translator Anne Ishii and filmmaker Graham Kolbeins, the book will take you deep (ahem) into an aspect of Japanese subculture that is still fairly unknown in the English-speaking world.
We’ll be releasing more gay manga art goodness here and all over our social media networks in the next few days. Meanwhile, make sure to grab your pre-order copy of Massive here.
Woot, Massive is almost here!!! It’s been a long time coming. Thank you for your patience while Anne, Chip and I (and all the awesome folks at Fantagraphics) worked overtime making sure this book does justice to the incredible material within. We poured all of our love into Massive and I can’t wait to share it with you!
While the official release date got pushed back to January 4th, we expect Massive to start shipping in early December, if not sooner. Watch your mailboxes!