Manga: History, Expansion, and Translation


University of Oregon Department of Comparative Literature’s Andréa Gilroy, Director of Comic Studies, explains the fascinating art history of Japanese comics or Manga. Gilroy presents an in-depth study of the comic essentials and the theory of the genre, including: cultural traditions and gender norms, popular Japanese cartoon art and style, and narrative structures, and she highlights key mangaka (“Manga Artists”), such as Osamu Tezuka, the “God of Manga.”


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