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Cigarette Girl

Masahiko Matsumoto (w & a & c)

Welcome to the quiet, evocative urban dramas of Masahiko Matsumoto, one of the leading lights of the Japanese alternative-comics movement known as “gekiga.” Originally published in 1974, these eleven stories now form the first English-language collection of Matsumoto’s mature work. His shy, uncertain heroes face broken hearts, changing families, money troubles, sexual anxiety, and the pressures of tradition, but with a whimsy and lightness of touch that is Matsumoto’s trademark.

TP • BW • $24.99 • 264 pages • 5.1575” x 7.2835” • ISBN: 978-1-60309-382-8