22nd Manga Division Jury Selections
TELEPHONE, SLEEP, MUSIC
Manga published in book form, in magazine
KAWAKATSU Tokushige [Japan]
The millennial author pursues a new type of realism. The top story portrays the day-to-day of a woman living alone. Through an original style of expression that borrows from Japa- nese and overseas manga artists, he shows a cross-section of modern times. The book con- tains 14 stories including Ryujinsho (“Tale of Dragon God”), about the fate of a man who trained to become a dragon, and Akatsuka Fujio no Koro, about comic artist Fujio’s experi- ences during his return from Manchuria.