Alternative Japanese manga to feature in Comix India!

Comix India is excited and honoured to bring to Indian readers for the first time, critically acclaimed Japanese alternative manga, or more specifically ‘gekiga’, in the next and future volumes alongside Indian comics. Some of these manga authors were part of the legendary Garo manga magazine that was at the forefront of the alternative manga movement. These authors greatly expanded manga’s possibilities as a form for literary expression, and in the process created an adult readership for comics.

We thank Mitsuhiro Asakawa, our Editorial Adviser, who is responsible for this. But this is just the beginning. We hope to publish more great manga from recognised masters of the art in the years ahead, some of it previously untranslated in English.

In doing this, we sincerely hope that Indian comics artists as well as readers will be benefited through a genuine cultural exchange that will help in creating new Indian comics that are artistically ambitious while reaching…

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Japanese manga in Comix India!

We are honoured to have Mitsuhiro Asakawa, a Japanese manga editor and researcher with many books to his credit, as our Editorial Adviser. He was editor at the cult alternative manga magazine Garo, as well as one of the founding editors of AX magazine, which took over where Garo left off. His editorial advice and expertise in manga history will greatly help improve the quality of work featured in Comix India. Arigato Asakawa san!

Here is Asakawa san talking about gekiga.