rootstudio:

Do you know Manga Zombie?  If not then you need to go get yourself some education.  Translator John Gallagher puts it best…  

Manga Zombie, written by Udagawa Takeo, was published in Japanese in 1997 by Ohta Shuppan. The book covers a range of thirty-one Japanese manga artists active primarily in the 1960s and 70s. Some of the artists are relatively well-known in the English-speaking world, while others are famous or cult figures only in Japan. However, they are all, in some sense or other, “outsider” artists and figures of the sixties and seventies cultural underground. Most of them spent the bulk of their careers in short-lived magazines oriented towards graphic sex and violence, like Manga Erotopia. Some, however, saw success in more prestigious publications like Garo and mass-circulation mags like Shonen Jump.

There’s some great stuff for you to read about and some amazing artists for you to discover.  I really wish more of this type of stuff was available in English.  Sadly the website Wanted Cheap Manga who was working on translating Saint Muscle is no more.

If you’d like to know more about some of the titles mentioned in Manga Zombie then be sure to check out the always excellent Tokyo Scum Brigade’s blog for their articles on The Defiler Monk, Prince Shotoku and Ryu the Strongest Man on the Face of the Planet.  Oh, and follow the TSB Tumblr while you’re at it…