2nd Printing - Will ship in July, Cover may vary.
Due to delays caused by Covid-19 shipping may take longer than usual.
Praise for this edition-
'Top 21 Graphic Novels' (July 2019) - Paul Gravett.
'Preparing yourself to be impressed would be a wise thing to do prior to checking this out.' - Ryan C. Four Color Apocalypse Comic Review site..
'If you truly want to read about struggle, it is ever-present within this collection. This is as true a depiction of instability as you can find.' Luke P. Ripe Mangoes comic review site.
Shinichi Abe, his love Miyoko, the Asagaya living, and the bohemian days of drugs, sex, music, mingled with conversations with friends about art & life.
Shinichi Abe's stories are the epitome of the best of early 1970s GARO. Black Hook Press presents for the first time in English the best of Abe's storytelling.
Story curation & Biography by Mitsuhiro Asakawa.
Translation by Ryan Holmberg.
Here is Ryan's write up taken from his Instagram page-
"Happy to announce that a collection of Abe Shinichi's work will be published by @blackhookpress in a few months. I finished the translation last week. Titled That Miyoko Asagaya Feeling, this is an important collection of stories about the artist’s own struggles with romance, art, alcohol, and mental illness, originally published in Garo and other venues in the early and mid 70s. Tsuge Yoshiharu is usually credited for pioneering quasi-autobiographical shishosetsu-style manga in the mid-late 60s, but these Abe stories are really the first case of a Japanese cartoonist writing regularly and in a brutally frank way about his personal life. They are more or less contemporaneous with Justin Green's Binky Brown (1972), but without all the cartoony absurdities and neurotic self-flagellation. Abe's freeform drawing, sometimes scratchy sometimes fluid, is also really amazing. Interestingly, a couple of the stories are told from his partner Miyoko's point of view. Rounding out the volume is an essay by Asakawa Mitsuhiro, who also selected the works. Pictured here is the cover of the February 1973 issue of Garo, featuring an image from Abe's story "Love" (which will appear in the Black Hook edition), with colors by Hayashi Seiichi. This will be a must-have book for both alt-manga fans and people interested in the history of comics as literature."