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~Book ♶ Good-Bye ☸ Prepare to be disturbed and blown away The stuff is remarkable, amazing Los Angeles Times Each story is engrossing, but problematic Apologies for that awful, awful grad school euphemism What I mean is that this man has problems he writes and draws a good story, but he hates women His story about a boy who turns to cross dressing because his mother places too much pressure on him to support the family as the man of the house stinks of the pre 1972 psych drivel still desperately being touted by the ex gay movement The first story about Hiroshima, however, was worth the whole c Each story is engrossing, but problematic Apologies for that awful, awful grad school euphemism What I mean is that this man has problems he writes and draws a good story, but he hates women His story about a boy who turns to cross dressing because his mother places too much pressure on him to support the family as the man of the house stinks of the pre 1972 psych drivel still desperately being touted by the ex gay movement The first story about Hiroshima, however, was worth the whole collection The first story in this collection aptly titled Hell is a masterpiece It concerns a photojournalist who gains fame and respect for a heartbreaking photo he took during the aftermath of the U.S bombing of Hiroshima Years later, he discovers that the subject of his photograph is not quite what it seems The story includes starkly horrific images of atomic bomb victims, and it serves as a complex examination of Japan s status as both the victims and perpetrators of wartime atrocities The The first story in this collection aptly titled Hell is a masterpiece It concerns a photojournalist who gains fame and respect for a heartbreaking photo he took during the aftermath of the U.S bombing of Hiroshima Years later, he discovers that the subject of his photograph is not quite what it seems The story includes starkly horrific images of atomic bomb victims, and it serves as a complex examination of Japan s status as both the victims and perpetrators of wartime atrocities The rest of the stories find a sense of ennui and frustration in the underbelly of post war Japan Tatsumi s cartooning style is a little reminiscent of Will Eisner s, and like Eisner, he has a talent for crafting compelling small scale melodramas about the lives of cheaters, gamblers, sex workers, drinkers, and losers A few of the stories are dated society s views have thankfully evolved a little bit since the early 1970 s , but they re always interesting The title story appears at the end of the collection It deals with a young woman who sleeps with American GIs during the occupation, and her relationship with her father, a former soldier in the Japanese military It exemplifies the best of Tatsumi s approach blending the personal and political into an affecting story with no easy answers I often watch japanese films and am always taken aback because of the cultural differences shown Yet, for the japanese comics I have read there is rarely that feel Then again the few manga s I have read are ofuniversal theme s of plain fighting stories i.e Battle Royale So for me to start reading Tatsumi, I realized that while his output in Japan may have been enormous he was still relatively unknown His subject matter is always somewhat depressing and topical and definitely not fant I often watch japanese films and am always taken aback because of the cultural differences shown Yet, for the japanese comics I have read there is rarely that feel Then again the few manga s I have read are ofuniversal theme s of plain fighting stories i.e Battle Royale So for me to start reading Tatsumi, I realized that while his output in Japan may have been enormous he was still relatively unknown His subject matter is always somewhat depressing and topical and definitely not fantastical which seems to have been the norm , in fact his stories of alienation and abuse and war which is 40 years old iscurrent to our times that it seems that it was written only just yesterday His style is so normal and fluid that aside from the kenji characters and the Japanese iconography, I don t find it particularly Japanese Meaning that he shouldn t be lumped in as a Japanese master but lauded as a wonderful storyteller In fact it makes me wonder why he isn t hailed as a master like Will Eisner has been recently touted as I can only applaud the efforts of Tomine and hope that there will beandvolumes put out to keep me entertained in the future Why is it that every subsequent book I read by Tatsumi seemsmature and layered than the last I m amazed that many of the collected short story comics in this book were published in the 70s They are just so stark and critical of Japanese society post Hiroshima They are just absolutely amazing And still so real today in depicting the life of a salary man as something of waste in the end as it only drives one s desires in dark directions I was intrigued by the visual effect of characters Why is it that every subsequent book I read by Tatsumi seemsmature and layered than the last I m amazed that many of the collected short story comics in this book were published in the 70s They are just so stark and critical of Japanese society post Hiroshima They are just absolutely amazing And still so real today in depicting the life of a salary man as something of waste in the end as it only drives one s desires in dark directions I was intrigued by the visual effect of characters having very similar faces across different stories, making them seemlike a complex whole than separate stories Creepy and highly recommended One of the most interesting collections of short stories I ve ever read Each of these selections is a little window into someone s falling apart life Much like the films of Todd Solondz, Tatsumi s work is challenging and uncomfortable, but that s what makes it even better. With Eisneresque precision Yoshihiro Tatsumi looks at the various traps we set for ourselvesand how we take others down with we fall. Being one lonely person surrounded by 130 million contemporaries serves not only to isolate, but to besot with striking similarity amongst each of the persons in question To be neglected and disenfranchised is what it means to be one of many nameless protagonists in a Yoshihiro Tatsumi story.The Raymond Carver of manga, Tatsumi presents his subjects with unflinching reality an acceptable form of cruelty This is not because he hates his characters, but because in a deeper sense he commune Being one lonely person surrounded by 130 million contemporaries serves not only to isolate, but to besot with striking similarity amongst each of the persons in question To be neglected and disenfranchised is what it means to be one of many nameless protagonists in a Yoshihiro Tatsumi story.The Raymond Carver of manga, Tatsumi presents his subjects with unflinching reality an acceptable form of cruelty This is not because he hates his characters, but because in a deeper sense he communes with them The surface levels of basic humanity are prised away, and the underlying pain, anguish, and devilish driving forces become what makes each individual somewhat apart from the millions of others.The tedium of loveless relationships, disarray of modern living, and compunction of survival from moment to moment like a recovering addict, only with mere existence in place of some controlled substance are not as seclusionist as they seem to those undergoing the psychological struggles at the time In Japan alone, Tatsumi presents a defining litany of dozens who live the same life The basic variables may not match point for point, but the alienation and subsequent humiliation, dejection, and defeat are all too identical.Welcome to the world of adulthood Good Bye presents Tatsumi s work from 1971 through 1972, and the stories themselves have a focus on the working class Japanese, and the struggles to get through a post World War II devastation and regrouping During this era, Japan had not presented the world with its frenzied pop culture artifacts or superior technological advances.One year earlier, in 1970, John Lennon lyricized the phrase a working class hero is something to be Tatsumi s collection of stories presents a zeitgeist of this facetious modern day and iconic adage Whether the characters struggle with adapting to their harrowing situations, or whether they ve abandoned their old ways for a life of simplicity, these tales do not stretch the realm of credibility but expand upon what we would otherwise perceive as the mundane or meaningless or uneventful.Each human life, no matter how small or battered it has become over time, has a deliberate potency as presented in Good Bye The characters in Yoshihiro Tatsumi s comics are sad They are sad in the something is missing way There are good reasons to be sad, if you need reasons Getting old Getting cold Political reasons of being sad The whole place getting old and cold along with them The faces are identical expressions of sad Almost inhuman I squinted my eyes and the drawings could have been of primates Stuck in a zoo some place Labeled No Longer Erectus yeah, some of these guys can t get it up any on t The characters in Yoshihiro Tatsumi s comics are sad They are sad in the something is missing way There are good reasons to be sad, if you need reasons Getting old Getting cold Political reasons of being sad The whole place getting old and cold along with them The faces are identical expressions of sad Almost inhuman I squinted my eyes and the drawings could have been of primates Stuck in a zoo some place Labeled No Longer Erectus yeah, some of these guys can t get it up any on top of everything else They could have felt a moving feeling traveling from one person to another like an infection you wouldn t want to share I don t know I wasn t feeling a mood as much as species Feelings too permanent I don t know I don t think you can catch that so much as get mounted on the wall next to it.There was a part missing The part missing from the self that s hidden It s the voice in your own head that you don t know what it is going to say next It s the ability to be surprised I try not too think too hard so I can get thisoften It s the part that gets me into trouble when I don t think before I talk Oops You could call it hope, I guess I call it a part of yourself that keeps you from being utterly alone These stories almost lacked that part completely There was no life The plaque was mounted The museum has opening hours of 11 a.m until 4 p.m It shouldn t have been that way the first story was about a photographer who took a photo of what seemed to be a moving glimpse of enduring family life before the black rain of Hiroshima A man and a country scramble to profit on the signs of their own victimhood and tears Make it a holiday That s not a photograph That s today Sometimes I liked the story Sky Burial the best A man doesn t move with his neighbors He stays alone in the building with the dead body, unwilling to move himself He looks into the sky to see vultures all over his building They know dead things when they see it I liked the old man who chooses to live alone in the wilderness in his middle age after a life handed over to office work His mental energies are exhausted on a rash He s still working too hard All of the old men want a young and pretty woman The women give themselves away to them when they are tossed aside by a younger man Is that their only direction These guys and women all have vultures It s that there is no other direction The end story is Good bye A prostitute for soldiers She s not too well liked by her fellow Japanese, obviously forces her father to have sex with her hey, just like the dream sequence in Norma Jean Marilyn so that he ll be just another man to her Good bye I don t know Is that good bye It s burial, isn t it That s what giving up is.I d want to scream There s a part missing Good bye is an interesting book about being buried alive, I guess Maybe I should read it as that and move along in the mausoleum of corpses It s closing time Should I have been living their livesthan they were Maybe I didn t really LIKE thisAre you sad if you are always sad P.s Okay, so I didn t agree with Tatsumi s version of events either When a young man dresses up in his sister s clothes he is spied on by someone he knows it was a haunting image of the house burned down and the mirror he is seeing looking into cracked Either from the fire or from self disgust I liked that it wasn t stated The mate thinks he dressed up as a girl because his many sisters and mother pressured him to beof a man I thought he was kissing the girl him in the mirror because he was lonely The make up was to look like someone else Someone else to love Almost And if you are going to get into the whole politics which others have said about this book that it was politics and maybe it was But the thing about politics, since it isn t the 70s anyIf it connects to now It still matters about the missing part Yoshihro Tatsumi, Good Bye Drawn and Quarterly, 2008 With every collection of Yoshihiro Tatsumi stories that Drawn and Quarterly releases, I find myself becomingandenad of the man s work I wasn t really sure that was possible after all, D Q s first Tatsumi collection, The Push Man and Other Stories, made my beat reads of the year list back a couple of years ago But, yes, they just keep getting better Good Bye, which collects pieces Tatsumi wrote in the early to mid seventie Yoshihro Tatsumi, Good Bye Drawn and Quarterly, 2008 With every collection of Yoshihiro Tatsumi stories that Drawn and Quarterly releases, I find myself becomingandenad of the man s work I wasn t really sure that was possible after all, DQ s first Tatsumi collection, The Push Man and Other Stories, made my beat reads of the year list back a couple of years ago But, yes, they just keep getting better Good Bye, which collects pieces Tatsumi wrote in the early to mid seventies, does something I m not sure I thought was possible where manga is concerned it shows that it s possible for an artist to come up with overtly political stories in the genre that actually still work as stories Difficult to do in any artistic medium, and thus all theimpressive when they actually work Don t try this at home, kiddies Tatsumi is a professional s professional, and he makes it look easy, rather like Bukowski does with poetry He gets a lot of bad imitators, too If you re familiar with Tatsumi, you ve got some idea of what to expect the characters here are on the fringes and in the lower classes of society, for the most part, and are being acted on by forces over which they have little, if any, control there are few positive resolutions in a book written by Tatsumi Depressing stuff, to be sure, but brilliant in the same way that Mishima s stories are brilliant The destination is not somewhere you want to be, but the journey is exquisite Drawn and Quarterly s next Tatsumi project is a nine hundred page autobiographical comic I, for one, can t wait