Did the truth about Mallory’s ascent of Mt Everest in 1924 — almost three decades before Hillary — die with him on those unforgiving slopes? Or was the secret buried deep within a simple camera? Taniguchi’s realistic art and Baku’s tireless script will take readers to the heights that only mountaineers dream of.
Jiro Taniguchi was born 1947 in Tottori, Japan. He trained in the 60’s and debuted in 1971 in ‘Young Comic’. During the 70’s he worked with author Natsuo Sekikawa before launching into their massive work ‘The times of Botchan’ in the 80’s. The 90’s saw many solo works including the prize winning ‘A Distant Neighborhood’. The new millennium saw Taniguchi’s epic adaptation of Baku Yumemakura’s novel ‘The Summit of the Gods’ into a 1500 page manga.
Yumemakura Baku was born in 1951 in Odawara, Japan. He studied Japanese Literature at Tokai University and started writing seriously in 1982. He is perhaps best known for his series turned video game on Martial Arts, Garouden.
328 page black and white paperback
Ponent Mon, 2009