I’m sure I’m being too sensitive about this, but this was annoying:
“Hm, front page story in the NYT Arts section…hipster manga just got a lot more hip in New York. This is definitely the art manga equivalent of the cover story on art comics from the NYT Magazine that kicked off the whole “comics are an art form” thing a few years ago.” – Heidi MacDonald, The Beat
That’s Heidi talking about Yoshihiro Tatsumi’s A Drifting Life coverage.
Seriously, if any hipster-douche can make it through an 850 page autobiography of a manga pioneer set in post-war Japan, I’ll stop automatically adding the word “douche” after the word “hipster”.
Really? Hipster manga? I actually can’t think of a more dismissive term than that. Anything outright critical could at least be argued, that’s just… yeah. Whatever.
Props to Peggy and D&Q for the amazing coverage though.
P.S.: I am clearly biased because I’m hosting Tatsumi and D&Q in Toronto in 3 weeks, so feel free to ignore, but again, I’d like to stress: what-ever.