Few comic book artists can say that they founded a movement, but 76-year-old manga artist can. In 1957, wanting to address darker, more complex personal issues in his work, Tatsumi coined the term gekiga, or “dramatic pictures” and a whole new era of manga in Japan was born.
In 2008 Tatsumi released his mammoth 840-page autobiographical manga A Drifting Life (published in English by Canada’s Drawn & Quarterly) and that work, plus a number of Tatsumi’s macabre, slice-of-life gekiga stories, form the basis of Eric Khoo’s animated film Tatsumi.
Now the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival will be presenting the Toronto Premiere of Tatsumi on Friday, November 9th at 11:00PM at the Royal Cinema (608 College Street), and the Shinsedai Cinema Festival is proud to be a community co-sponsor for this do not miss screening.
For full details on Reel Asian's premiere of Eric Khoo's Tatsumi click here.