Frederik Schodt in Madison This Afternoon
Frederik Schodt, author of the essential Manga! Manga!: The World of Japanese Comics as well as The Astro Boy Essays: Osamu Tezuka, Mighty Atom, and the Manga/Anime Revolution, will be in Madison this afternoon giving a talk titled “Osamu Tezuka and Astro Boy: Creating the Modern Manga/Anime Complex”. It will take place from 4-6 PM in Van Hise Hall, Room 104, at UW-Madison.
Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989) is often referred to in Japan as the “god of manga”. In this illustrated talk, Fred will discuss how Osamu Tezuka’s greatest contribution was to create a framework for the modern manga and anime industries, now at the core of the entire “Cool Japan” movement. In the process, Fred will cover the history of both Tezuka and Mighty Atom, or “Astro Boy”, and highlight the development of manga and anime as global entertainment media.