Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Schodt in the LA Times and at the Asian Art Museum

Frederik L. Schodt is quoted in Michael J. Ybarra's Los Angeles Times piece on the Asian Art Museum's "Tezuka: The Marvel of Manga" show today. "Osamu Tezuka has been called Japan's Walt Disney. But his drawings aren't happy fantasies," Ybarra writes:

Even after 40 years of steady output, Tezuka kept producing more and was at work on several different titles when he died in 1989. His death, Frederik L. Schodt writes in "Dreamland Japan," "sent shock waves through nearly everyone under 50 in Japan. Most had been raised on his comics or animation and were still enjoying his latest creations for adults."

Schodt will be leading a tour of the exhibit and hanging out for the MATCHA event at the museum on Thursday, June 7. And the renowned DJ Tonk, direct from Japan, will be spinning. More info.