Friday, February 20, 2009

HARD COPY OF A DRIFTING LIFE

Freshly printed and delivered to the Drawn & Quarterly office, they've posted on the D&Q blog a photo of what the English edition of Yoshihiro Tatsumi's massive A Drifting Life looks like...


10 comments:

EOIN MARRON said...

Nice! The random grey bubbles on the front look a little out of place, but I guess the drawing (which is beautiful itself) alone wouldn't be enough...
Also, look at the fucking size of that thing! I think Ode To Kirihito may have met its match...

Nate said...

i came

zytroop said...

Looks pretty nice

jimpac said...

Siiiiick! It's an absolute beast! You going to try to blag an advance copy?
My only quibble would be that D&Q flip their manga releases but, seriously, as if you can really complian when they're releasing titles of this sort of quality. Can't wait.

ryan said...

@Eoin: Yeah, it's a big strange but I bet it actually looks nice with the right texture. This is gonna be a weekend-long project (at least) to read.

@Nate: me 2

@zytroop: p-p-pretty big book

@jimpac: I agree--- I'm not a big fan of their process (not flipping all panels, but re-arranging them one by one so the flow still works), but you can't argue with teh production value. I'd love to read an advance copy... I wonder if I can snag one? I did help with a grant thingy for D&Q a while back :)

kouros said...

Maybe you could snag me an advance copy too :)

Seriously, though, I can't wait. I don't mind the rearranging all that much. I just hope the spine can hold up.

Nate said...

I'm pretty sure those silver circles are part of the original illustration - if I remember correctly, the young Tatsumi is sitting in a field with a bunch of fireflies.

JE said...

Yep, that monster looks as thick as Ode To Kirihito and MW.

The only bad thing about that is you can't really lug it around during a commute.

bittermelon said...

i'm thinking dirty thoughts in attempts to describe how excited and lusty i am for a copy.

ryan said...

@kouros: True story. In Japanese, it was in two chunky volumes

@nate: tatsumi, so sexy.

@JE: definitely, more of a sitting at a desk or in a recliner, type reading experience

@bittermelon: same here. salivating and counting down begins NOW.