Date: 2019 May 16 19:55
Posted by Joe
London based fans of manga artist Tagame Gengoroh are in for a treat! On Wednesday 22nd May 2019 Japan House London will be hosting Tagame Gengoroh in conversation with book curator Haba Yoshitaka.
The event forms part of their new library display LGBTQ+: Diversity in Manga. Artist Tagame Gengoroh is a superb pick for the event having created the manga My Brother's Husband, a tender story about a single dad meeting his estranged brother's husband.
While My Brother's Husband is known to be a sensitive story Tagame's other work doesn't shy away from more mature and gritty renditions of gay life.
We're very excited about this event, as it's rare you'll get a chance to see a talk like this in London.
The event is free to attend, but booking is essential. As always we advise booking early to avoid disappointment.
Press release as follows:
'My Brother's Husband': Manga Artist TAGAME Gengoroh in Conversation with Book Curator HABA Yoshitaka
The Hall, Japan House
Wednesday 22 May 2019 18:30-19:30
followed by a drinks reception
Booking Essential; Admission Free
*Please note that there are only limited places, so entry is on a first-come first-served basis.
Celebrating the opening of our new library display 'LGBTQ+: Diversity in Manga', book curator HABA Yoshitaka is joined in conversation with renowned manga artist TAGAME Gengoroh to discuss his ground-breaking work 'My Brother's Husband'.
An author of dozens of graphic novels and stories translated into multiple languages, 'My Brother's Husband' is Tagame's first title for all ages. Beautifully illustrated, the series is a moving, complex and often heart-breaking depiction of the struggle for gay acceptance in contemporary Japan. Critically acclaimed both domestically and internationally, it has earned Tagame multiple awards including the Japan Media Arts Award for Outstanding Work of Manga from The Agency of Cultural Affairs.
Read 'My Brother's Husband' and other manga works exploring gender and sexuality diversity in the display 'LGBTQ+: Diversity in Manga' at the Japan House Library from Wednesday 22 May - Saturday 31 August.
About the Speakers
Tagame Gengoroh was born in 1964 and lives in Tokyo. After graduating from Tama University of Art, Tagame worked as an art director while writing manga and prose fiction, contributing illustrations for various magazines. In 1994, he cofounded the epochal G-Men Magazine and by 1996 he was working full-time as an openly gay artist. He is the author of dozens of graphic novels and stories which have been translated into many languages. His artwork has been exhibited in galleries across Europe and America. The multiple award-winning 'My Brother's Husband' marks his first all-age title.
Curator of the Japan House London Library, Haba Yoshitaka is a Book Director and representative of BACH, as well as an associate lecturer at Waseda University and Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music. In order to create opportunities for people to have greater access to books and pick up unknown books, Haba produces shop floors, library displays and reading areas that connect book stores and different industries. Haba is a book connoisseur, his love of books goes beyond book curation to include writing and editing.