Another great publication from Drawn and Quarterly. This is a collection of beautifully drawn gekiga (like manga but a bit more sophisticated; like graphic novels in relation to comics) set in the pre-modern Japanese countryside. The stories mix universal themes such as love, lust and madness with mythical elements such as tree spirits and water sprites.
FOR CREATIVE INSPIRATION
In partnership with our friends at Optus, we present the third in a three part Lost At E Minor video series that puts the spotlight on some young, handpicked Australian creatives, doing inspirational things within their chosen fields. Episode Three features 16-year old Melbourne-based producer, Gab Strum (aka Japanese Wallpaper), who has racked up thousands of plays over the past year or so via a number of well-blogged remixes ranging from City Calm Down and The Townhouses to bootlegs of The xx and Bon Iver.