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Shonen Jump

Shonen Jump, “The World’s Most Popular Manga”, was a monthly Americanized version of the original weekly Japanese Shonen Jump. The first American Issue (no. 0) came out in November 2002. The magazine featured around 6 different comics, each by a different artist with ongoing stories that continued from one issue to the next. Featured manga titles include Naruto, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Bleach, One Piece,  Dragon Ball Z, Slam Dunk, and Yu Yu Hakusho.

Shonen Jump

Shonen Jump

The library has a total of 98 Shonen Jump‘s (all but 2) from the first to the final issue.

Remember: manga reads from right to left!

Shonen Jump, no. 0.

Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, no. 0.
Cover

Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto.

Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 2. February 2003.

Yu-Gi-Oh Activity

Yu-Gi-Oh Activity
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 2. February 2003.

Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 6. June 2003.

Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 6. June 2003.
Cover

The images that follow are all from the comic YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi, which centers around teenage rebel/gang member/punk Yusuke Urameshi.

The compositions, in fight scenes especially, are extremely dynamic, with onomatopoeia sprinkled all over the place (WHAM!):

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 6. June 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 5. May 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 4. April 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 5. May 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 3. March 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

The comic is graphically playful — many different textures (halftones, gradients, speckles, marble, probably achieved through Letratone) are juxtaposed side-by-side and flatten the image.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi (close-up).
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 4. April 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 5. May 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 4. April 2003.

Togashi sometimes entirely changes his drawing style for a single panel and draws a character off-model for comedic or dramatic effect.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 5. May 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi. Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 1. January 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 1. January 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 3. March 2003.


YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 2. February 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 5. May 2003.




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Strapazin

First launched in 1984, Strapazin is a Swiss-based, German language comics magazine focused on the underground and independent scenes. The aesthetic of the work selected is often defined by expressive, gestural drawings filled with motion and  energy. Notable Strapazin contributors include SVA’s own Gary Panter and David Sandlin, as well as  Daniel Johnston, Le Dernier Cri and Julie Doucet.


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The SVA library has 25 issues of Strapazin from June 1994 through the current issue.

Strapazin, No. 106. March 2012.

Strapazin, No. 106. March 2012.
Cover by Sharmila Banerjee

Strapazin, No. 76.

Gary Panter
Strapazin, No. 76.

Strapazin, No. 76.

Gary Panter
Strapazin, No. 76.

Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Gary Panter
Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Gary Panter
Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Strapazin, No. 95. June 2009.

Daniel Johnston
Strapazin, No. 95. June 2009.

Strapazin, No. 95. June 2009.

Daniel Johnston
Strapazin, No. 95. June 2009.

Strapazin, No. 95. June 2009.

Daniel Johnston
Strapazin, No. 95. June 2009.

Strapazin, No. 93. December 2008.

David Sandlin
Strapazin, No. 93. December 2008.

Strapazin, No. 93. December 2008.

David Sandlin
Strapazin, No. 93. December 2008.

Strapazin, No. 39. June 1995.

Strapazin, No. 39. June 1995.

Strapazin, No. 103. June 2011.

Helge Reumann & Xavier Robel
Strapazin, No. 103. June 2011.

 

Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Le Dernier Cri
Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Le Dernier Cri
Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Luca Schenardi
Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Luca Schenardi
Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Luca Schenardi
Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Hans Scharer

Hans Scharer
Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

 

Strapazin Special Issue; Bubbles, Boxes & Beyond. 2000.

Julie Douect
Strapazin Special Issue; Bubbles, Boxes & Beyond. 2000.

Julie Doucet

Julie Doucet
Strapazin Special Issue; Bubbles, Boxes & Beyond. 2000.

Julie Doucet

Julie Doucet
Strapazin Special Issue; Bubbles, Boxes & Beyond. 2000.

Julie Doucet

Julie Doucet
Strapazin Special Issue; Bubbles, Boxes & Beyond. 2000.

 

Photo by Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs

Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.
Photo by Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs

 

Strapazin, No. 107. June 2012.

Patrick Savolainen
Strapazin, No. 107. June 2012.

Strapazin, No. 100. September 2010.

Xiang Ya Ta
Strapazin, No. 100. September 2010.

Strapazin, No. 109. December 2012.

Yuichi Yokoyama.
Strapazin, No. 109. December 2012.

Strapazin, No. 100. September 2010.

Yan Cong
Strapazin, No. 100. September 2010.

Strapazin, No. 104. September 2011.

Christina Gransow
Strapazin, No. 104. September 2011.

Strapazin, No. 104. September 2011.

Ludmilla Bartscht
Strapazin, No. 104. September 2011.

Nine Antico

Nine Antico
Strapazin, No. 104. September 2011.

Nine Antico

Nine Antico
Strapazin, No. 104. September 2011.