Rokudenashiko is in the running for a Los Angeles Times Book...



Rokudenashiko is in the running for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the Graphic Novels category, and winners are announced Friday, so look for those updates on our Twitter and Instagram accounts! Twitter: @gaymanga, Instagram: @massivegay.

Nashiko has just cleared another hurdle, taking 2 steps forward and a step back with the Higher Tokyo Courts who announced a verdict earlier this week upholding the Lower Court’s decision: not guilty on the one count of indecent artwork (for the manko dioramas based on 3d and plaster castes of her vulva), and guilty on the count of distribution of obscenity for releasing technical data files of the 3D rendering of her vulva as a reward to crowdfunding participants. Nashiko seems hopeful though. “The Higher Court at least heard what my defense team had to say about defining art projects, whereas the Lower Court didn’t give us a chance to do even that.” The country continues to observe how we parse the boundaries of digital versus compositional art, as Nashiko’s defense team immediately filed an appeal to the guilty conviction and will see the judges in Japan’s Superior Court next, pending a 400k JPY fine. 

Read this fascinating interview and history of obscenity cases in Japan at the Japan Times published Tuesday 4/18. 

Congratulations to Rokudenashiko and Mike on their newest manko...



Congratulations to Rokudenashiko and Mike on their newest manko progeny, Leon! Baby and Mama are healthy and happy. What more could we ask for.

We’re so excited for Nashiko’s big year, which includes a quick tour to New York in May for the PEN World Voices Festival. Rokudenashiko will be speaking in conversation with sculptor Ali Asgar on “Exposure: Gender Sex and Power” May 2, 9pm (Tickets Available Here).  Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the new Manko Family!

Meanwhile, Rokudenashiko continues to fight an obscenity conviction in Appeals Court. Her next trial date is in April. Keep her in your thoughts/prayers/rituals/blessings/spells/conversation! We can use all the juujuu you can afford, for her LA Times Book Prize (Graphic Novels) nomination, too!

You can find “What Is Obscenity” in a bookstore near you, including our own webstore. :B

We’re thrilled to announce that “What is Obscenity: The Story of...



We’re thrilled to announce that “What is Obscenity: The Story of a Good For Nothing Artist And Her Pussy” by Rokudenashiko is a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the Graphic Novel category!! The winner will be announced on April 21 at USC in Los Angeles, in tandem with the Book Festival.

On May 2, Rokudenashiko will herself be making a much-anticipated appearance at the PEN World Voices Festival in a conversation with sculptor Ali Asgar. 

“Exposure: Gender Sex and Power” is a ticketed event, so book your seat now and stay tuned for MASSIVE promos and fun giveaways planned for Rokudenashiko’s talk!

massive-goods: Our friends at bad-ass DJ collective Discwoman...













massive-goods:

Our friends at bad-ass DJ collective Discwoman took time out from dismantling the patriarchy and revolutionizing dance music to model the new “Free Manko” tee by MASSIVE x Rokudenashiko!

Proceeds from the shirt will go toward Rokudenashiko’s legal and tour fund. Read our interview with Rokudenashiko to find out more about her legal fight and her graphic novel memoir, What is Obscenity? The Story of a Good For Nothing Artist and Her Pussy (forthcoming from Koyama Press). 

We asked the women of Discwoman: What does “Free Manko” mean to you?

Frankie: If manko is free, women are.

Emma: Freeing manko gives agency to a woman. If she is free she can pursue what she dreams of in life.

Christine: Manko is cunt—unapologetic, fierce and unafraid to express freely.

Founded by Frankie Hutchinson, Emma Burgess-Olson and Christine Tran, Discwoman is a New York-based platform, collective, and booking agency—representing and showcasing cis women, trans women and genderqueer talent in electronic music. Started as a two-day festival in September 2014 at Bossa Nova Civic Club Discwoman has since produced and curated events in 15+ cities—working with over 150 DJs and producers to-date. 

Photography by Chris Engdahl. 
Get your “Free Manko” tee at MASSIVE-GOODS.com!

Free Manko tee

massive-goods: Our friends at bad-ass DJ collective Discwoman...













massive-goods:

Our friends at bad-ass DJ collective Discwoman took time out from dismantling the patriarchy and revolutionizing dance music to model the new “Free Manko” tee by MASSIVE x Rokudenashiko!

Proceeds from the shirt will go toward Rokudenashiko’s legal and tour fund. Read our interview with Rokudenashiko to find out more about her legal fight and her graphic novel memoir, What is Obscenity? The Story of a Good For Nothing Artist and Her Pussy (forthcoming from Koyama Press). 

We asked the women of Discwoman: What does “Free Manko” mean to you?

Frankie: If manko is free, women are.

Emma: Freeing manko gives agency to a woman. If she is free she can pursue what she dreams of in life.

Christine: Manko is cunt—unapologetic, fierce and unafraid to express freely.

Founded by Frankie Hutchinson, Emma Burgess-Olson and Christine Tran, Discwoman is a New York-based platform, collective, and booking agency—representing and showcasing cis women, trans women and genderqueer talent in electronic music. Started as a two-day festival in September 2014 at Bossa Nova Civic Club Discwoman has since produced and curated events in 15+ cities—working with over 150 DJs and producers to-date. 

Photography by Chris Engdahl. 
Get your “Free Manko” tee at MASSIVE-GOODS.com!

Free Manko tee