Avant Garde (4)

Experimental fiction which shunned conventional storytelling at the time it was created. These stories often invoke unsettled feelings because they reject traditional ways in which we prefer to view (or escape from) the world. Narrative is avant garde works is often of higher importance than the content. Deconstructions often fall into this genre. Note that simply being darker, edgier, or cynical doesn't mean the work is avant garde.

My Beloved Lady

Kago, Shintarou 2022
One day Aiko finds herself pregnant for unknown reasons as she is a virgin. Searching for an answer she discovers multiple parallel universes, but that is just the beginning of her troubles.

(Source: MU)
Not available | 1 chp | Publishing

Ultra Gash Inferno

Maruo, Suehiro 2022
Collection of surreal erotic grotesque stories from Suehiro Maruo which he released from 1981 to 1993.

The stories are:

1. Putrid Night
2. Sewer Boy
3. A Season In Hell
4. Shit Soup
5. The Great Masturbator
6. Putrid Night: Raven Of Oedipus
7. Sewer Boy: Paradise
8. Voyeur In The Attic
9. Non-resistance City
1981 to 1993 | 9 chp | Publishing

Yume no Q-saku

Maruo, Suehiro 2022
A short story called Der Lehrer Die Volksschule was included in the tankoubon.
Apr 2000 | 12 chp | Publishing

Comics Underground Japan

Maruo, SuehiroHanawa, Kazuichi 2022
Comics Underground Japan presents the wild, subversive world of Japan’s most accomplished underground comics artists. Some of the dozen artists included in this anthology will be familiar to followers of manga; others make their American debut in these pages. The richly imaginative stories in this volume show a great range of graphic style, from painstakingly detailed craftsmanship to exuberant, maniacal renderings. At the heart of each work in this anthology is a unique personal vision and a fierce artistic compulsion–these manga artists are the misfits of the art form, and they are its visionaries. (Source: Blast Books)

Included stories are:
1. "Hell's Angel" by Yoshikazu Ebisu
2. "It's All Right if You Don't Understand" by Yoshikazu Ebisu
3. "Steel Pipe Melancholia" by Masakazu Toma
4. "Future Sperm Brazil" by Takashi Nemoto
5. "A Love Like Lemons" by Carol Shimoda
6. "Selfish Carol's Summer Vacation" by Carol Shimoda
7. "Mercy Flesh (Jiniku)" by Kazuichi Hanawa
8. "Don Quixote #1 & #2" by Yasuji Tanioka
9. "Planet of the Jap" by Suehiro Maruo
10. "Mary’s Asshole" by Hanako Yamada
11. "Volvox" by Pan Migawa
12. "Bigger and Better" by Muddy Wehara
13. "Laughing Ball" by Hideshi Hino
14. "Cat Noodle Soup" by Hajime Yamano & Nekojiru
1981 to 1996 | 14 chp | Publishing