A classic comics collection from "The Tom of Finland of Japan," now in paperback!
The often violent, visceral, and always provocative style of Japanese manga legend Gengoroh Tagame, one of the originators of Japanese bear culture, comes to life like never before in The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame, a new edition of the artist's first English-language collection. Known as "The Tom of Finland of Japan," Tagame is celebrated around the world for his groundbreaking work, masterful imagery, and craft, as well as an unbridled exploration of bondage, lust, passion, and romance.
This first English paperback edition includes ten short stories dating from the late 1990s to the early 2010s, with an introduction by celebrated novelist and biographer Edmund White, as well as an essay and new jacket design by acclaimed novelist and graphic designer Chip Kidd. With its over-the-top explicitness, this intense collection of erotic stories depicting scenes of BDSM between hypermasculine men, The Passion of Gengoroh Tagameis a must-have for Tagame fans, as well as fans of bear cultures in general. Produced by veteran "Japanist'' Anne Ishii and filmmaker Graham Kolbeins, the book also contains sixteen full-page color illustrations.