Embog cover by Gai Mizuki

Embog cover by Gai Mizuki 

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.

Going to #SDCC? Massive editors Anne Ishii, Chip Kidd, and Graham...

Going to #SDCC? Massive editors Anne Ishii, Chip Kidd, and Graham Kolbeins will be signing their Eisner-nominated gay manga anthology at fantagraphics booth (#1718) this Saturday, 7/11 from 12-1PM. Come by and say hello! 

Then at 5pm on Saturday, party with us at Pecs bar! We’re throwing a happy hour Drink & Draw, the MASSIVE San Diego Summer Sizzler!

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!

Pre-order the 2nd Printing of Massive now from MASSIVE Goods to get your copy shipped in early May!

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

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…