My Picture Diary Hardcover (Mature)

My Picture Diary Hardcover (Mature)

USD $29.95 Fujiwara Maki [Writer] Translated By Ryan Holmberg [Writer] Published by-Drawn & Quarterly

About the My Picture Diary Hardcover (Mature)

The wife of Japan’s most lauded manga-ka documents a year in their lives with her own artistry.

In 1981, Fujiwara Maki began a picture diary about daily life with her son and husband, the legendary manga author Tsuge Yoshiharu. Publishing was not her original intention. “I wanted to record our family’s daily life while our son, Shosuke, was small. But as 8mm cameras were too expensive and we were poor, I decided on the picture diary format instead. I figured Shosuke would enjoy reading it when he got older.”

Drawn in a simple, personable style, and covering the same years fictionalized in Tsuge’s final masterpiece The Man Without Talent, Fujiwara’s journal focuses on the joys of daily life amidst the stresses of childrearing, housekeeping, and managing a depressed husband. A touching and inspiring testimony of one Japanese woman's resilience, My Picture Diary is also an important glimpse of the enigma that is Tsuge. Fujiwara’s diary is unsparing. It provides a stark picture of the gender divide in their household: Tsuge sleeps until noon and does practically nothing. He never compliments her cooking, and dictates how money is spent. Not once is he shown drawing. And yet Fujiwara remains surprisingly empathetic toward her mercurial husband.

Translated by Ryan Holmberg, this edition sheds light on Fujiwara's life, her own career in art, writing, and underground theater, and her extensive influence upon her husband's celebrated manga.

Faq's on My Picture Diary Hardcover (Mature)

The price of "My Picture Diary Hardcover (Mature)" at Gutter Pop Comics is USD $29.95.

"My Picture Diary Hardcover (Mature)" is associated with the Manga brand.

The publisher of "My Picture Diary Hardcover (Mature)" is Drawn & Quarterly.

The genre of "My Picture Diary Hardcover (Mature)" is Literary.

"My Picture Diary Hardcover (Mature)" falls under the category of Hardcover Graphic Novels.

The artist of "My Picture Diary Hardcover (Mature)" is Fujiwara Maki. The cover artist is Fujiwara Maki.

The writers of "My Picture Diary Hardcover (Mature)" are Fujiwara Maki, and Translated By Ryan Holmberg.