A tribute to the masterful manga artist, who has recently passed away.
Paul Gravett pays tribute to the late Japanese comics creator, whose vivid manga became even more renowned internationally, especially in France.
“I t’s while walking that I think,” Jiro Taniguchi confided in the 2014 video of his wanderings through Venice, as he prepared a travel book for French fashion label Louis Vuitton. In many ways, Taniguchi came to resemble the character in his breakthrough 1992 solo manga The Walking Man, in which a man’s private, meditative strolls help him to connect with his surroundings and fellow human beings and to recharge his ideas and his spirits. The intensity of Taniguchi’s observation shines through in the scintillating cityscapes and natural