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Oblomov Editions: the outputs of the January and February 2019

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Published on Jan 20, 2019

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Oblomov Editions has announced the four outputs expected for January and February 2019, which also gives us a little preview.

ZHAO ZE – GUO QIANG
THE 6TH DALAI LAMA
Pages: 128 – Packaging: paperback Size: 17 x 24 cm – Color
Series: YOSHITOSHI – € 20,00
In the library on the 17th of January

Tawang, Tibet in the south, 1682. Lobsang Rinchen lives quietly with his parents in a small village at the foot of the Himalayas. One morning, while returns from the fields with Gelai, his little fox, he knows Makye Ame, a daughter of the head of the village. Was established at the start of a deep friendship, which unites Dédi, the confidant of Makye Ame. Shortly after, however, comes the news of the death of the fifth Dalai Lama and the monks should I start to scour the country in search of a successor. During the search, they will arrive at Tawang, upsetting the everyday life of three young friends. In a long graphic novel in 3 volumes, Zhao Ze recounts the fascinating life of Tsangyang Gyatso (1683-1706), the only Dalai Lama the secular, between the love for Makye Ame, and his destiny to be religious, while the background scrolls through the political conflicts and the war between Tibet and Mongolia.

ZHAO ZE is a star of the new comic chinese. Born in 1994, has already won the eighth edition of the competition of animation and comics for the young artists in Asia. The author of The words of the hunter of snakes, the story is inspired by an ancient text of chinese literature written by Liu Zongyuan (773-819), with the 6th Dalai Lama was a great success in France itself, at the side of Zao Dao, as a prominent representative of the chinese manhua in Europe.
GUO QIANG, Known in China under the name Bai Bai (white), is a screenwriter and writer, expert in literature and comics. Director of the magazine Dong Man Ke, that collects the best of the panorama of chinese manhua.

ELISA MENINI
NIPPON FOLKLORE
Pages: 128 – Packaging: adhesive binding – Size: 21,5 x 30 cm – Color
Necklace: HIROSHIGE – € 19,00
In the library on the 31st of January

This book collects a selection of myths and legends, and traditional japanese: stories of animals, men, and metamorphosis. The cat with three colours, for example, is a legend that tells the story of an elderly couple and their cat, when it is left alone
turns. The cappelllo of straw is the story of a man who has become drunk from drinking too much sake. The consequences of this sbronia will be incredible, and his fate will end up in the hands of a mysterious man. Momotaro, finally, is a story of traditional japanese, a man sent by the gods to sconfoggere the ogres of Onigashima.
The essential reference for the colours, the atmosphere and charm is the art of Ukiyo-e of the XIX century, from Hokusai to Horishige, revisited with a touch of young, fresh, contemporary look at the world of manga.

ELISA MENINI graduated from the Istituto Statale d'arte of Urbino in Animation. It is an integral part of the Nightmare, the Whale, a group of self-produced comics, with which he has obtained success thanks to both the fanzine of the same name with monographic works on the traditional japanese legend such as Momotaro and The cat with three colours, here gathered in a volume for the first time. It is one of the stronger talents of the new generation of authors.
She likes to experiment with color, and in the kitchen. Live a deep friendship with Japan, with music and with the sea.

CHARLES M. SCHULZ
PEANUTS. I FALL IN LOVE WITH WHOEVER YOU SPEAK TO ME
Pages: 192 – Pack: hardback Size: 14,5 x 21 cm – black-and-White
Series: HERRIMAN – € 14,00
In the library on 7 February

“The world of Peanuts is a microcosm, a little human comedy for the reader candido for the sophisticated”. So wrote Umberto Eco, in the preface to the first Italian edition of the Peanuts. Almost seventy years after their first appearance, we are still thirsty for Peanuts. Because, to continue with the words of Eco (translator of many of the strips featured in this edition of Oblomov), Schulz clearly shows the neurosis universal of the modern man; but “suddenly, in the encyclopedia of the weaknesses of contemporary, there are (...) clouds are bright, changes uncommitted, cheerful rondo, where everything is at peace in a few strokes. The monsters turn back into children, Schultz becomes only a poet of childhood.”

CHARLES MONROE SCHULZ was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on November 26, 1922, and immediately seems destined to the comics. Just born one uncle styled himself Sparky (like the horse in “Barney Google” strip then hugely popular), and it is with this nickname that Schulz will sign his early work. At the age of thirteen years, give a dog a black and white named Spike, funny and intelligent, the model of what later would be Snoopy. The same source pseudo-autobiographical have the other characters of the Peanuts destined to become the comic more popular. Between 1950, the year of the publication of the first strip, and 1999 (year of retirement of the author, who was to die the following year) the Peanuts will be published on approximately 2600 newspapers and magazines around the world.

YOSHIHARU TSUGE
DESTINY
Pages: 208 – Packaging: paperback Size: 17 x 24 cm – black-and-White
Series: TEZUKA – € 20,00
In the library on the 28th of February

Destiny is a real journey in the career of Yoshiharu Tsuge, through his own stories. There we find the earliest appearances in the magazine “Garo”, with tales of samurai already filled with lyricism, onirismo, irony, and empathy for the past (for example his Destiny, which gives the title to the collection), but also stories earlier that embody the style of gekiga more authentic (Handcuffs and The members; the latter is precisely the expanded version of a tale of the end of the years ’50).
You'll find travel stories of the end of his career, where emerging themes erotic (for The nostalgic), and portraits of the more humble classes (The inn of realism). This book is thus, together with the previous Nejishiki and red Flowers (2018), a tribute to and a valuable tool to follow the path of authorship of Tsuge. The concern, expressed explicitly in the early stories in the pulp, turns into thrill implicitly, through a complex symbolism that releases echoes and reverberations and to the narration of emotions intensified by the uncertainty of what is not said.

YOSHIHARU TSUGE (1937) is among the best comics writers of all time. Together with Yoshihiro Tatsumi, has renewed the japanese comic and introduces the issues of adult life, with real characters, inconspicuous, smaller, sometimes marginal. Between 1965 and 1970, publishes short stories of more net cutting surrealist on the magazine avant-garde “Garo”: Nejishiki, 1968, was a great success and makes it known even abroad. In the following, a deep crisis of the individual leads him to withdraw from public life. His prison term voluntary makes it a character of worship, a sort of Salinger of the japanese comic.
The last novel before the withdrawal is The man without talent, of 1986, of the recent publication in Italy. After Nejishiki and Red Flowers (2018), with this collection, Oblomov makes available all the stories that have appeared in “Garo”.

Oblomov Editions: the outputs of the January and February 2019 is MangaForever.net

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