Saturday, August 7, 2010

Selected panels from Yoshihiro Tatsumi's Black Blizzard, presented with minimal commentary


Large foot in foreground: effective.

Lots of falling down.

Drinking.  Also: foreshadowing.

Tezuka pose + large, innocent eyes.

Puffy smoke.  Moral murkiness?

Squiggly line in the rain.

More falling, even in flashback.

Realization.  Flight.  Regret.

Cops in pursuit.

Also shadows.

Close call.

Whoever drinks the potion loses a hand; danger in foreground again.


There he goes again.

Happy ending.

1956.  Young creator + super-fast production schedule + hackneyed plot = compelling, fast-moving, exciting story, surprisingly.  Talent, eagerness on display, very interesting read.  Good?  Not especially, but still worth a look.