Manga gets South Bank treatment

Comic books are big business, with vintage samples fetching five-figure sums at auction, but we’ve come a long way since Rupert the Bear’s charmed life in Nutwood.

18th February, 2006

Comic books are big business, with vintage samples fetching five-figure sums at auction, but we’ve come a long way since Rupert the Bear’s charmed life in Nutwood.

Tonight’s episode of The South Bank Show on UTV throws the spotlight on what it describes as the world’s richest graphic arts culture: manga.

In Japan, comic books - or manga - are an obsession, with 40 per cent of...

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