Nuclear Gypsies in Art in America

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In the lead up to the translated publication of Katsumata Susumu’s Fukushima Devil Fish: Anti-Nuclear Manga, Ryan Holmberg writes in Art in America on how Japanese artists – especially manga authors – have taken on the growing issue of atomic power in the aftermath of the 2011 Fukushima reactor crisis. Dr Ryan Holmberg is Academic Associate at the Sainsbury Institute and Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellow at Waseda University in Tokyo. Fukushima Devil Fish: Anti-Nuclear Manga edited and translated by Ryan will be published by Breakdown Press and due out in Spring 2016. Art in America

Ryan Holmberg’s article on ‘When Manga was Pop’ in Art in America

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When Manga Was Pop Ryan Holmberg Even before the heyday of Pop art in the West, Japnaese comics fused global vernacular influences into a playful hybrid aesthetics. Dr Ryan Holmberg, Academic Associate at the Sainsbury Institute and Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellow at Waseda University in Tokyo writes how images of Popeye, Tarzan, Batman, pistol-packing cowboys, sci-fi heroes and other staples of the Western popular imagination infiltrated Japanese comics long before the official birth of the Pop art movement in Art in America. Art in America, January 2016

Breakdown Press interview in The Comics Journal

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12 May 2015 Read about the ideation of Ryan Holmberg’s Sainsbury Institute and Breakdown Press manga series. Read more

Ryan Holmberg’s Edited Comic Wins Eisner Award

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The Sainsbury Institute is pleased to announce that a book edited and translated by one of our Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellow, Ryan Holmberg, won the prestigious Will Eisner Comic Industry Award. The book, Tezuka Osamu’s The Mysterious Underground Men, includes an essay by Holmberg and is published by PictureBox. It received the award for Best U.S. Edition of Foreign Material, Asia. Unfortunately, PictureBox is no longer operational. Dr Holmberg hopes that this encourages another publisher to take a chance on picking up the series. Osamu Tezuka’s The Mysterious Underground Men