Roger Dahl's Comic Japan

Roger Dahl's Comic Japan

Best of Zero Gravity Cartoons From the Japan Times

Book - 2015
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Roger Dahl's Zero Gravity cartoon strip has been a popular feature of Japan's leading English-language daily newspaper, The Japan Times, since 1991. Now, for the first time, Roger Dahl's Comic Japan brings together the best of Zero Gravity in book form. Offering a Western artist's take on Japan, the strip stars Larry and Lily, a young American couple working as English teachers in Tokyo. Larry and Lily never manage to fully integrate into Japanese society, and Zero Gravity takes a whimsical approach to the meeting of cultures as well as the quirky dynamics of changing relationships between generations and subgroups within Japan. Besides Larry and Lily, Zero Gravity features their close friends, the Koyama family, whose three very different generations encounter plenty of misunderstandings of their own! This anthology contains eight chapters featuring the best selection of strips from Larry and Lily's life in Japan. Each chapter opens with a brief passage about its theme, and a 3-page illustrated introduction provides information about Dahl, his career, and his inspiration for Zero Gravity.
Publisher: North Clarendon, VT :, Tuttle Publishing,, [2015]
Edition: First edition
Description: 168 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 x 22 cm
ISBN: 9784805313374
Branch Call Number: 741.56952 Dah


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