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 The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame, a collector’s item reprint of the artist’s first English-language anthology. Known as “The Tom of Finland of Japan,” Tagame is celebrated around the world for his groundbreaking work, complete with masterful imagery and unbridled exploration of bondage, lust, passion, and romance.
This revised and expanded edition includes 13 new pages with never-before-seen color artworks and an introduction by celebrated novelist and biographer Edmund White. With its over-the-top explicitness, this intense collection of erotic stories depicting scenes of BDSM between hypermasculine men, The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame is a must-have for Tagame fans.
“Here in Gengoroh Tagame’s beautiful manga, the delicate original and bold Japanese sense of rendering is brought to bear on pictures of cruelty, pain and bondage. But there is beauty too in how all those knots are tied.” – Edmund White
288 pages, black and white incl. color, hardcover, 7 ⅓ x 10 ¼ “