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The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame: Master of Gay Erotic Manga: Vols. 1 & 2 (Paperback)

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The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame: Master of Gay Erotic Manga: Vols. 1 & 2 By Gengoroh Tagame, Graham Kolbeins (Series edited by), Anne Ishii (Series edited by), Edmund White (Introduction by), Chip Kidd (Cover design or artwork by), Vincent WJ van Gerven Oei (Translated by) Cover Image
By Gengoroh Tagame, Graham Kolbeins (Series edited by), Anne Ishii (Series edited by), Edmund White (Introduction by), Chip Kidd (Cover design or artwork by), Vincent WJ van Gerven Oei (Translated by)
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A slipcased edition of our best-selling two volume series collecting the work of Gengoroh Tagame, the “Tom of Finland of Japan" and modern master of "bara" manga.


The often violent, visceral, and always provocative style of Japanese manga legend Gengoroh Tagame, one of the originators of Japanese bear culture, comes to life like never before in our two volume The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame series — the only English-language collections of Tagame’s erotic work, celebrated around the world for its groundbreaking subject matter, masterfully crafted imagery, and unbridled exploration of bondage, lust, passion, and romance.

Vol. 1 includes ten short stories dating from the late 1990s to the early 2010s, with an introduction by celebrated novelist and biographer Edmund White, as well as an essay and jacket design by acclaimed novelist and graphic designer Chip Kidd. In Vol. 2, Tagame serves up what his fans love best: elaborate, sensational, beautifully rendered erotica and BDSM. Kings, monks, cops, athletes: no manly man is safe from the deliciously depraved fantasies within this treasure trove of long and short stories previously unpublished in English, accompanied by original essays and an exclusive new interview with the internationally renowned cartoonist.


Our new two volume slipcased edition is a must-have for Tagame fans, as well as fans of bear cultures in general. (Please note: This book is a traditional work of manga, and reads back to front and right to left.)



About the Author


Gengoroh Tagame (b. 1964) is a legend in gay comics throughout the world and in the American underground. Tagame’s artwork has been exhibited internationally, and he was the founding Editor and Art Director of Japan’s most widely-circulated gay journal, G-Men.

Graham Kolbeins is a Canadian queer filmmaker, writer, and designer living in southern California. He co-founded Massive Goods with Anne Ishii in 2013.


Anne Ishii is a writer and the Executive Director of Asian Arts Initiative in Center City Philadelphia.



Edmund White is a novelist and essayist whose works include The Joy of Gay Sex (1977) and A Saint from Texas (2020).

Chip Kidd is best known for his iconic book jackets but is also a novelist, archivist, and influencer in the world of cartooning and pop culture. He lives in New York, NY.

Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei received his Ph.D. in Media & Communications from the European Graduate School and Ph.D. in Modern Thought from the University of Aberdeen. He is co-director of scholar- and queer-led open-access press, punctum books, board member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association, and founding chairperson of the ScholarLed Foundation.

Praise For…


Pitch perfect…. A carnal explosion…. Tagame's art ultimately surpasses genre.
— Lambda Literary

[Tagame] demonstrates the ways in which sex and sexuality touch every aspect of our lives, and the way those things are, in turn, touched by other aspects of life.
— The AV Club

Mishima meets Mapplethorpe.
— Hazlitt


Product Details
ISBN: 9781683969716
ISBN-10: 1683969715
Publisher: Fantagraphics
Publication Date: June 11th, 2024
Pages: 688
Language: English
Series: The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame