Monday, July 16, 2007


About three weeks ago, the blog Same Hat! Same Hat! which focuses on ero-guro (erotic-grotesque) manga, posted links to a scanlation of the sixteen-page experimental manga "Abstraction" by Shintaro Kago. (Link via MangaBlog.) I can truthfully say that I have never seen a comic like this. You may have seen comics which partially treat the "virtual space" of the comics page as an actual physical space by showing characters in different panels interacting directly with each other. "Abstraction" takes this idea to the limit, pushes it into three dimensions, and twists it into a Moebius strip. And that's about as far as I can go toward describing it. Trust me, you have to look at this.

(Note that Same Hat's post is probably safe for work (unless you work in a day care center or something like that) though with some grotesque imagery; but the scanlation linked to is NSFW, mainly due to some grotesque imagery of genitals.)

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