Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make ItEdited by Anne...
Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It
Edited by Anne Ishii and Graham Kolbeins
Designed by Chip Kidd
Big, burly, lascivious, and soft around the edges: welcome to the hyper-masculine world of Japanese gay manga. Fantagraphics Books’ Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It is the first English-language anthology of its kind: an in-depth introduction to nine of the most exciting comic artists making work for a gay male audience in Japan.
Jiraiya, Seizoh Ebisubashi and Kazuhide Ichikawa are three of the irresistibly seductive, internationally renowned artists featured in Massive, as well as Gengoroh Tagame, the subject of The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame: Master of Gay Erotic Manga. Get to know each of these artists intimately, through candid interviews, photography, context-providing essays, illustrations and manga. Massive also includes the groundbreaking, titillating work of gay manga luminaries Takeshi Matsu, Fumi Miyabi, Inu Yoshi, Gai Mizuki and comic essayist Kumada Poohsuke.
The second edition of Fantagraphics’ groundbreaking gay manga...
The second edition of Fantagraphics’ groundbreaking gay manga anthology, Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It, is currently printing! The contents of the second edition are the same as the first, but it boasts beautiful new cover art by Jiraiya. I can’t believe how quickly the first edition sold out. You guys scooped up every last copy in less than four months!
I’m stoked to share this video recapping MASSIVE’s recent party...
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…