NYC: Massive at McNally Jackson
Big, burly, lascivious, and soft around the edges: welcome to the hyper-masculine world of Japanese gay manga. Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It
is a survey introduction to a diverse and important group of men responsible for some of the most emblematic gay manga drawn for fellow gay readers. McNally Jackson
Books of New York invites you to visit this world for a night on Sunday, January 18th
when the editors and designers behind the anthology gather for release party. Join Anne Ishii, Graham Kolbeins
and Chip Kidd
when the fun and book signing starts at 7pm
. The gang will also have some shirts (see below!) on sale and some
Whether you are previously a fan of gay manga or just looking to dip your toe into the pool, Massive has something for everyone as the book also provides a rich background to each of the artists and a brief history of gay erotic arts and illustration. From Jiraiya to Seizoh Ebisubashi and Kazuhide Ichikawa to Gengoroh Tagame, the subject of The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame: Master of Gay Erotic Manga.
Check out the crazy fun that was had a that the Massive release party in Tokyo! Safe for work if you work at like an underwear store, have a cool boss or can articulate how modern gay manga relates to your job as [insert job here].
Massive editor (and former Director of Marketing & Publicity for Vertical, Inc.), Anne Ishii lists her career highlights as publishing The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame (Picturebox), translation of the 10-volume series Detroit Metal City (Viz), Board member of the Asian American Writers Workshop. She also co-created and curates Massive Merch: Gay Paraphernalia with Graham Kolbeins.
Meanwhile, editor and designer Graham Kolbeins dark past includes directing the documentary web series Rad Queers which screened at Outfest (radqueers.com); Co-edited of The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame; designs clothes at Massive Merch and is the editor of the blog Gay Manga!.
Chip's career speaks for itself but exhaustive history here: chipkidd.com
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See you there! Don't get left be-hind without a copy of the year's hottest comics anthology!