Evan says they discussed Tatsumi's career in manga (including his relationship with Tezuka), and tons of other amazing stuff about manga and Japanese post-war industialization in the early '70s. Here are some nice shots from the panel:
Adrian Tomine, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, and their interpreter
Blue-collar everyman Tatsumi with the panel interpreter
Evan got a copy of The Push Man autographed by Tatsumi, and landed me the newest book, 'Abandon The Old in Tokyo,' at the booth... AUTOGRAPHED! (best present ever?). I had read an advanced preview of this at Book Expo America in May (THANKS PEGGY at Drawn & Quarterly!) but seeing the finished hardcover book, with Tatsumi's signature made me SO HAPPY. It's really, really incredible stuff and we both highly recommend you check it out:
Can't wait for the next Tatsumi volumes in this ongoing series!
UPDATE: Check out the great details and pics from D&Q's blog!
Tatsumi with Drawn & Quarterly lanterns
Tatsumi signing at Comic-Con
Tomine & Tatsumi