Focus on Shōjo Manga: くらもちふさこ KURAMOCHI Fusako

For me, an interesting thing about the current exhibit World of Shojo Manga: Mirrors of Girls’ Desires (March 28 – July 5) is that I have discovered manga to add to the collection!   Kuramochi Fusako is a prolific cartoonist, but we only had her masterpiece, Tennen Kokekkō, in the library.  Now I am ordering more of […]

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Focus on Shōjo Manga: 萩尾望都 HAGIO Moto

  Hagio Moto is one of the most intriguing mangaka, so many of her works are included in the Ohio State University Libraries collections.  I wrote a brief post about her a while ago: Hagio Moto — Iguana Girl Turns Manga Legend.  Since then more of her work has been translated into English, including Heart of […]

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Focus on Shōjo Manga: 美內すずえ MIUCHI Suzue

Although Miuchi Suzue published other works, such as Amaterasu, she is best known for Garasu no Kamen (Glass Mask), a gripping story of Kitajima Maya’s struggles as she achieves success in the theatrical world, told through 49 volumes published since 1976. It has been the basis for TV dramas and anime productions. Her publisher, Hakusensha, now offers open access […]

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Focus on Shōjo Manga: 里中満智子 SATONAKA Machiko

What an amazing coincidence!  The final volume (v. 23) of Satonaka Machiko’s manga, Tenjō no Niji (Celestial Rainbows) which began publication over thirty years ago (in 1983) was published on March 13, 2015 — just a couple of weeks prior to the opening of this spring’s World of Shojo Manga: Mirrors of Girls’ Desires (March 28, 2015 – July 5, […]

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Focus on Shōjo Manga: 水野英子 MIZUNO Hideko

This is the fourth in a series of posts related to the upcoming exhibit at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum:  World of Shojo Manga: Mirrors of Girls’ Desires (March 28, 2015 – July 5, 2015). A small rotating exhibit on the 3rd floor of Thompson Library highlights cartoonists who will be included in the exhibit! Mizuno […]

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Focus on Shōjo Manga: 松本あきら零士 MATSUMOTO Akira Leiji (Reiji)

  This is the third in a series of posts related to the upcoming exhibit at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum:  World of Shojo Manga: Mirrors of Girls’ Desires (March 28, 2015 – July 5, 2015). A small rotating exhibit on the 3rd floor of Thompson Library highlights cartoonists who will be included in the exhibit! […]

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Manga at a Crossroads symposia (Mar 6 & Apr 4) and exhibit — World of Shojo Manga: Mirrors of Girls’ Desires (Mar 28 – July 5)

  Upcoming exhibit at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum” World of Shojo Manga: Mirrors of Girls’ Desires (March 28, 2015 – July 5, 2015) Exhibit features 12 mangaka: Watanabe Masako, Leiji (Reiji) Akira Matsumoto,  Mizuno Hideko, Maki Miyako, Satonaka Machiko , Miuchi Suzue,  Hagio Moto, Kuramochi Fusako, Yoshida Akimi, Okano Reiko, Ima Ichiko, Yoshinaga Fumi Also, two symposia will be […]

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Focus on Shōjo Manga: 牧美也子 MAKI Miyako

    This is the second in a series of posts leading up to the March 28 – July 5 exhibit of shojo manga at Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum entitled: World of Shojo Manga: Mirrors of Girls’ Desire. A small rotating exhibit on the 3rd floor of Thompson Library highlights cartoonists who will […]

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Focus on Shōjo Manga: わたなべまさこ Watanabe Masako

WATANABE Masako, born in 1929, is the oldest of 12 cartoonists featured in the shojo manga exhibit curated by Professor Masami Toku (Art and Art History Department, California State University at Chico), that will be coming to Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum next spring: March 28 – July 5, 2015. Since there […]

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