A stunning visual biography of one of Japan's most famous historical artists, this book beautifully illustrates the story of Katsushika Hokusai.
Enter the world of Katsushika Hokusai – the enigmatic creator of Japanese art's all-time most iconic image. This vivid graphic biography tells the story of Hokusai's intriguing life and pioneering works, details the fascinating historical context of Edo-era Japan, and explains how Hokusai forged an image of his country that still resonates across the world today.
Telling the story of both his eccentric (and incredibly productive) life – while simultaneously painting a fascination picture of his wider cultural legacy, this book is ideal for both those new to Hokusai's work – and his biggest fans. Those who enjoyed Basquiat: A Graphic Novel by Paolo Parisi or Pollock Confidential: A Graphic Novel by Onofrio Catacchio should look at this too.
About the Author
Francesco Matteuzzi is a journalist, screenwriter, editor and author of children's books. His graphic books include a biography of Anna Politkovskaja.
Giuseppe Latanza is a cartoonist and illustrator, who has been a professor at Graphite-School of Graphics and Comics since 2012.
"Lantazi and Matteuzzi pay homage to this artist's own print-block style throughout while still modernizing his prolific life for modern readers. It's a great look at the artist behind one of the most iconic Japanese works of all time." -BookRiot,
"Gorgeously presented in a hardcover edition, this original graphic novel is an accessible read for those unfamiliar with Hokusai and the world of feudal Japan while documenting the sheer breadth of work from the rtist who captured the end of one of Janan's most romantic poets." -Comic Book Resources,