Good-Bye GN (2012) comic books
1st printing. Story and art by Yoshihiro Tatsumi. Drawn in 1971 and 1972, these stories expand Yoshihiro Tatsumi's vocabulary for characters contextualized by themes of depravity and disorientation in twentieth-century Japan. Some of the tales focus on the devastation the country felt as a result of World War II: in one story a man devotes twenty years to preserving the memory of those killed at Hiroshima, only to discover a horrible misconception at the heart of his tribute. Tatsumi's characters muddle through isolated despair and fleeting pleasure to live out their darkly nuanced lives. Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 328 pages, B&W. Mature Readers Cover price $16.95.