Manga Kamishibai

    Manga Kamishibai

    The Art of Japanese Paper Theater

    Eric P Nash

    Abrams 2009

    Hardback 304pp Illustrated 230x215mm

    9780810953031   Product Code: 80565

    Before giant robots, space ships, and masked super heroes filled the pages of Japanese comic books--known as manga--such characters were regularly seen on the streets of Japan in kamishibai stories. Manga Kamishibai: The Art of Japanese Paper Theater tells the history of this fascinating and nearly vanished Japanese art form that paved the way for modern-day comic books, and is the missing link in the development of modern manga.

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