Cover Material: Paperback
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
Publish Date : 2015-03-10
Author: Dahl, Roger
ISBN-13 : 9784805313374
Page : 168

Description :

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 Lilya 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 LilyZero 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.


Graphic novels and comic books have experienced explosive growth in recent years and Roger Dahl’s Comic Japan offers humorous cross-cultural observations that will delight visitors to Japan and armchair travelers alike.

Weight 1 kg


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