THE OTHER MANGA: IT BITES! Japanese Newspaper Cartoon Satire
Part 1: Kyodo News Cartoons: the year 2018 in review
Part 2: Fukushima's 3.11 Disaster Picture Diary: eight years of recovery
Dates: 5 Feb to 10 March*
(*may close a day early depending on volunteer schedules)
Weekdays - 8am to midnight
Weekends - 10am to 5pm
Venue: Swanston Library, RMIT University City Campus, Melbourne
*Please ask the librarians for directions to the exhibition as the layout of the library is quite complex.
This exhibition features over 130 contemporary newspaper satirical cartoons from national and regional perspectives by seven Japanese cartoonists. The title of the exhibition refers to the broader use of the word "manga" in Japanese, which includes the meaning cartoons. The cartoonists involved in this exhibition see themselves as "sesō manga" (current news cartoons) or "fūshi manga" (satirical cartoon) artists. All the cartoons include the original Japanese titles along with English translations and publication dates. Underneath the captions are brief summaries of the background news at the time of publication, and in some cases culture notes, to aid understanding the satirical targets and humour.