Manga 4.5: Building Comics with Tatami Mats and Stones
Ryan Holmberg is a freelance arts and comics historian, and is currently Visiting Lecturer at UNC Chapel Hill. He has taught at University of Chicago, Duke University, and the University of Tokyo, among other schools. As a freelance art historian and critic, he is a frequent contributor to The Comics Journal, Artforum International, and Art in America. As an editor and translator of manga, he has worked with Breakdown Press, Drawn & Quarterly, Retrofit Comics, New York Review Comics, and PictureBox on over two dozen different books. His edition of Tezuka Osamu's The Mysterious Underground Men (PictureBox) won the 2014 Eisner Award for Best U.S. Edition of International Material: Asia. He is also the author of Garo Manga: The First Decade, 1953-1973 (Center for Book Arts, 2010) and No Nukes for Dinner: How One Cartoonist and His Country Learned to Distrust the Atom (forthcoming).
This talk supports the installation of the same name behind the Rubinstein Arts Center at Duke University, a mixed mini historical survey curated by Ryan Holmberg and experimental installation designed by Bill Fick and the students of his Advanced Printmaking: Print Installation class.
Free and open to the public. Paid visitor parking lots are located on Maxwell Ave.