We are excited to announce that Rokudenashiko is a featured guest at this year’s Toronto Comics Arts Festival (TCAF) where she will be debuting the English translation of her book What Is Obscenity? The Story of a Good for Nothing Artist and her Pussy, which is a graphic memoir about the good-for-nothing Japanese artist who has been jailed twice for so-called acts of obscenity and the distribution of pornographic materials, yet continues to champion the art of pussy. In a society where one can be censored, pixelated and punished, Rokudenashiko asks what makes pussy so problematic?
Edited by Anne Ishii and Graham Kolbeins and translated by Ishii, a writer, translator and proprietor of the gay manga paraphernalia brand MASSIVE, and with a cover by Chip Kidd, arguably the most well-known and influential designer of the past two decades. This is an incredible package for an incredible story, and we are overjoyed to able to launch it with Rokudenashiko in Toronto!
Check out the TCAF website for further details!