Tokyo Is My Garden

Tokyo Is My Garden

by Frédéric Boilet, Beno Peeters, Jiro Taniguchi
     
 

The title Tôkyô Is My Garden is akin to the English idiom Like the back of my hand. When David Martin is sent as a sales representative to Japan for Heurault cognacs of France, he spends his time discovering Japanese culture and finding his way through the night-life of Tokyo. Then his boss announces an imminent visit to check up on his (lack of) progress.…  See more details below

Overview

The title Tôkyô Is My Garden is akin to the English idiom Like the back of my hand. When David Martin is sent as a sales representative to Japan for Heurault cognacs of France, he spends his time discovering Japanese culture and finding his way through the night-life of Tokyo. Then his boss announces an imminent visit to check up on his (lack of) progress. He must turn the situation around quickly or risk losing his job, his visa and the woman he loves. So starts an amusing and exciting chase as David attempts to chaperon his boss and seduce his lover through a bustling life that is Tokyo. By the creators of the cult titles Yukiko's Spinach, Cities of the Fantastic (NBM) and The Walking Man.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788496427075
Publisher:
Ponent Mon S.L.
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Jiro Taniguchi was born 1947 in Tottori, Japan. He trained in the 60's and debuted in 1971 in 'Young Comic'. During the 70's he worked with author Natsuo Sekikawa before launching into their massive work 'The times of Botchan' in the 80's. The 90's saw many solo works including the prize winning 'A Distant Neighborhood'. The new millenium saw Taniguchi's epic adaptation of Baku Yumemakura's novel 'The Summit of the Gods' into a 1500 page manga. He continues to live and work in Japan.

Natsuo Sekikawa was born in November, 1949. Mostly an historian and essayist he collaborated with Jiro Taniguchi from 1976 - 79 writing hard boiled stories like Lindo 3. They followed this up in the 1980's with the award winning series Botchan No Jidai. Jiro Taniguchi was born in Tottori, Japan in 1947.

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