I am happy to announce that starting February 13th til the 19th, A Life in Panels will be hosting the 11th Manga Moveable Feast – Keiji Nakazawa’s Barefoot Gen.
For those of you not familiar with the series, it chronicles the events of the Hiroshima bombings through the eyes of a six-year-old boy, Gen Nakazawa, as he and the surviving members of his family deal with the aftermath of the bombing. Published by Last Gasp, there are ten volumes in total, as well as two films and a live action adaptation. This is a series that, as you will soon find out, is near and dear to my heart and I am ecstatic to see what kind of articles & opinions this MMF will produce.
If anyone reading this blog isn’t familiar with what the Manga Moveable Feast is, can take a look at Matt (Rocket Bomber) Blind’s handy introduction to the project. If you’d like to participate but don’t have a blog or don’t think the subject is right for the blog you already have, I’d be happy to host your guest pieces during the Feast. Just email me the post at skusek at yahoo dot com.
Here are links to the Feasts that have taken place thus far:
- February 2010 – Sexy Voice and Robo – Hosted by David Welsh (Manga
- March 2010 – Emma – Hosted by Matt Blind (Rocket Bomber)
- April 2010 – Mushishi – Hosted by Ed Sizemore (Comics Worth Reading)
- May 2010 – To Terra – Hosted by Katherine Dacey (Manga Critic)
- June 2010 – Color of… Trilogy – Hosted by Melinda Beasi (Manga Bookshelf)
- July 2010 – Paradise Kiss – Hosted by MichelleSmith (Soliloquy in Blue)
- August 2010 – Yotsuba – Hosted by Robin Brenner (Good Comics for Kids)
- September 2010 – Afterschool Nightmare – Hosted by Sean Gaffney (A
Case Suitable for Treatment)
- December 2010 – One Piece – Hosted by David Welsh (Manga Curmudgeon)
- January 2011 – Karakuri Odette – Hosted by Anna/Tangognat (Manga Report)