Manga: The Pre-History of Japanese Comics


The origins of manga can be traced back to the Edo Period (1600 to 1868) of Japanese history, specifically to popular types of books using ukiyo-e, Japanese woodblock prints. These books contained humorous content and featured humans, fantastical creatures and references to celebrities of the period. This book includes original works of manga dated from 17th to early 20th Century - a great book for graphic designers, comic book artists, and Japanese art lovers.