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Revolutionary Writers: Yoshihiro Tatsumi in Conversation with Adrian Tomine


May 2 | Cooper Union | NYC

Over 40 years ago Yoshihiro Tatsumi expanded the horizons for storytelling in comics by using the visual language of manga to tell gritty, literary stories about the private lives of everyday people. Adrian Tomine, who has helped bring Tatsumi’s work to American readers—and whose graphic novel Shortcomings was hailed as “pitchperfect” and “daring” in The New York Times—will speak with Tatsumi about the evolution of comics in Japan, the U.S., and around the world.

Cosponsored by Words Without Borders, Japan Foundation New York, and Cooper Union

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