I’m stoked to share this video recapping MASSIVE’s recent party...

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I’m stoked to share this video recapping MASSIVE’s recent party in Tokyo and providing an introduction to the Massive anthology. Please help us spread the word!

Two years ago, Anne Ishii and I visited Tokyo to meet and interview nine artists on the vanguard of gay manga, including Gengoroh Tagame, Jiraiya, Takeshi Matsu, and Seizoh Ebisubashi. What these masterful artists had to say provided the foundation for the first English-language primer on the subject, Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It, published by Fantagraphics Books and designed by the legendary Chip Kidd.

To celebrate the release of Massive, we threw a party at the bar DOOP in Tokyo’s gay district, Shinjuku Ni-chome! Anne hosted a gay manga talk show with Tagame, Ebisubashi, Kumada Poohsuke and Kazuhide Ichikawa, while DJ Mondrian and DJ DSKE provided the beats for gachimuchi go-go boys Chibi Hiro and Don Buri. Backstage, a rare reunion of gay mangaka unfolded in the VIP lounge…