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Disappearance Diary In comic artist Hideo Azuma succumbs to the pressures of deadlines and tries unsuccessfully to hang himself using the slope of a mountain He leaves his family wandering as a dumpster bum lookin

  • Title: Disappearance Diary
  • Author: Hideo Azuma
  • ISBN: 9788496427426
  • Page: 477
  • Format: Paperback
  • Disappearance Diary By Hideo Azuma, In 1989, comic artist Hideo Azuma succumbs to the pressures of deadlines and tries unsuccessfully to hang himself using the slope of a mountain He leaves his family, wandering as a dumpster bum looking for scraps of food, cigarette butts or discarded alcohol After several months he is arrested as a vagrant and returned to his home He then repeats the cycle in 1992 thiIn 1989, comic artist Hideo Azuma succumbs to the pressures of deadlines and tries unsuccessfully to hang himself using the slope of a mountain He leaves his family, wandering as a dumpster bum looking for scraps of food, cigarette butts or discarded alcohol After several months he is arrested as a vagrant and returned to his home He then repeats the cycle in 1992 this time becoming a gas pipe fitter in another town Later, in 1998, his alcohol dependence is so bad he is forced into rehab This book is his expression of those three periods of his life told, not in a deep or depressed way but, as befits his nature, in a buoyant and cheerful cartoon art.

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    1. This manga has a positive outlook on life, and so it has been made with as much realism removed as possible I enjoy biographies of down and outs From George Orwell to Charles Bukowski, literary essays on the day to day routine of the homeless have always interested me For starters, it s good to be reminded that no matter how successful or wealthy you are, it s a fast trip to the bottom For whatever reason, I also find it compelling to read about the laundry list of tasks that a person on the str [...]

    2. In 1989, Hideo Azuma was a successful manga artist His work was popular, but he was having a harder and harder time coming up with story ideas And so, one day, he told hs wife he was going to get some cigarettes, and walked away from it all He lived on the street, rummaged through trash for food, and just disappeared from his former life He was eventually found, and returned home This book is the manga he eventually produced about his experiences There are actually three seperate sections to thi [...]

    3. When one sees or hears the name Hideo Azuma, one either immediately thinks of lolita manga or simply asks, who in the hell is that He s known as being the father of lolicon, with many of his works being pornographic in some way One would not expect this man to have much interest in drawing things outside of science fiction and lolicon, though he certainly has an impressive list of manga titles to his name.So an award winning book like Disappearance Diary comes as a bit of a surprise it s neither [...]

    4. Rewelacja Wiem, e odmian mang jest sporo i atwo si pogubi , ale z tego co uda o mi si o Dzienniku przeczyta wynika, e jest on nietypowy nawet dla komiksu japo skiego Dzie o Azumy to relacja z kolejnych stopni wtajemniczenia obejmuj ca bezdomno , na g, prac fizyczn w towarzystwie bardzo dziwnych osobnik w i wizyt w psychiatryku Fenomen tkwi jednak nie w tematyce, a sposobie ukazania Mn stwo tu charakterystycznego dla Azjat w poczucia humoru, zupe nie innego ni europejskie Czego co przypomina iron [...]

    5. Once again, I am reminded that autobiographical comics just aren t my thing A well known manga artist shares the lowest points in his life two periods of homelessness, and a bout in alcoholism rehab in a funny, meandering way.

    6. Hideo Azuma hops from gag to gag in his very own memoir of three periods in his life, two of homeless living and one in the psychiatric ward for alcoholism rehab His style is matter of fact and mocking, always finding the humor in the most dire situations, and making fun of himself There are a few sequences that are quite tedious for example, at some point he just runs through a list of publications he is doing serials for, names of editors, other manga artists, on and on and on At another point [...]

    7. I don t know how you can dislike a book introduced with the following This manga has a positive outlook on life, and so it has been made with as much realism removed as possible Basically a journey through food with homelessness, how to be a gas pipe layer, alcoholism and recovery thrown in Summed up it a manga about an artist and his art colliding told with humor and naked humanity But alway done with a wink what is the artist telling you, what is he leaving out.

    8. This is an autobiographical book split into 3 parts Part one covers a time when the author, Hideo Azuma, stressed out under pressure from work, left home and lived homeless for a while before being eventually discovered and returned by police.Part two covers a similar incident that happened a few years later, although this time the artist moved to a new town and eventually became a qualified gas pipe fitter before being discovered and returned.After talking about his gas pipe fitting days, withi [...]

    9. Las desventuras de un mangaka japon s, que incapaz de soportar las enormes presiones de la industria y su demencial carga de trabajo, cae en la depresi n y el alcoholismo y acaba pir ndose a por tabaco y no vuelve, viviendo por ah como un vagabundo primero, luego como obrero del gas y de nuevo, mangaka, para finalmente recaer en el pozo del alcoholismo y rascar su fondo Azuma cuenta su historia de forma brillant sima, es capaz de tomar distancia de si mismo, narrando con extraordinaria ligereza [...]

    10. Disappearance Diary is manga artist Azuma s memoir of 3 distinct periods in his life, covering periods of homelessness psychiatric treatment as ways of dealing with his alcoholism Given the weighty subject matter, you d expect a dark work involving deep self examination instead what we get is a light and humourous description of these predicaments, with plenty of character and charm I read this book for my local book shop s graphic novel book group, following on from last month s choice of Psych [...]

    11. An oddly cute and cheery book about a manga artist whose midlife crises lead him to abandon work and friends to live as a homeless person The little routines and encounters Azuma makes are quite touching, and his optimism after all of his hardships is admirable Azuma s charicatures, staccato dialog, and observational approach make what would otherwise be very troubling subject matter abandonment, depression and alcoholism accessible, but perhaps at the expense of honesty Azuma holds back wheneve [...]

    12. This book reminds me of a drifting life but this is great in itself sad but kept me reading pretty funny times of how he guy had to survive, live off of anything love his tale of finding work, dealing w crappy bosses, still try to battle his alcohol addiction, manage his crazy manga work schedule, etc opened my eyes to the workload of artists author said he had like 2 serials, 3 full books, etc to work on per month

    13. A bit slow While many of the reviews for this book praise it for being upbeat, despite the darker circumstances surrounding our main character ie alcoholism, mental illness, and copious amounts of stress , I found it hard to stomach at times, and often depressing The last third of the book was very hard to get through starting when he talks about his manga work, and going on to the end of the book I m sure this is a good book for someone, but just not for me.

    14. Relato autobiogr fico del autor de manga Azuma en la que narra las pocas en las que el alcoholismo le llevaba a echarse a la calle , convirti ndose en vagabundo Aunque es fuerte la historia, el tono est muy bien conseguido porque no ahonda en las miserias, las cuenta hasta con cierto sentido del humor Al final se me ha hecho un poco largo, pero me ha gustado

    15. Malgr un graphisme atypique, ce livre d crit bien la d ch ance d un mangaka qui choisit de vivre comme un SDF pour fuir la pression de sa profession L auteur a la sinc rit de mettre nu sa situation parfois terrible et de nous livrer ses motions et ses doutes sans retenue Emouvant

    16. This book is funny, but severely lacking in introspection I was left wondering why the author decided to leave his job and his family and to become first a homeless vagabond and then a blue collar worker Also, it s kind of disturbing that his wife plays almost no role in this story.

    17. Pretty interesting look at homelessness and alcohol rehabilitation Azuma s art is a little too cute and cartoony for the subject matter, but he s honest about everything he went through It s a funny and poignant look at some tragic situations.

    18. Had never heard of a mist net before Also, I wonder if this similar to what happened to David A Trampier of Wormy Someone went and found out where he dissappeared to finally He was driving a cab in NYC

    19. This is a great Japanese graphic novel manga, which is a diary of the author s revolt from the Salaryman corporate life, and his escape into chosen homelessness It is sad, funny, and it has hope.

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