A trib­ute to the master­ful manga artist, who has re­cently passed away.

1947–2017

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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

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