The Four Immigrants Manga

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Henry Yoshitaka Kiyama arrived in San Francisco from Japan
in 1904, at the age of 19. He studied fine art at the
city's Art Institute, but in 1931 wound up publishing what
is arguably America's first graphic novel, perhaps even its
first
"comic book." Frederik L. Schodt's translation of this work
was published in 1999 by Stone Bridge Press, of Berkeley,
under the title of _The Four Immigrants Manga: A Japanese
Experience in San Francisco, 1904-1924_. In 2000, it was a
finalist in the USA Pen/West translation award. Fred will
give an updated talk on this remarkable book, which is
gradually attracting more and more attention among both
scholars and comic book fans.

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