Cartoonists -- Japan -- Biography, Graphic novels
Why is manga history so important in Tatsumi's manga biography? Is A Drifting Life an autobiography, or, is it a history of the Japanese comic books, particularly the "mature-audience" gekiga sub-genre? Both? Neither? How do the narratives of history and self intertwine? How should we read the gekiga (dramatic pictures) in this manga?
Holt, Jon P., "Manga History as a Manga Character: The Gekiga Movement's Role in Tatsumi Yoshihiro's A Drifting Life" (2014). World Languages and Literatures Faculty Publications and Presentations. 49.