The Ice Wanderer and other stories
EPIC ADVENTURES FROM THE FROZEN WASTES TO THE DEPTHS OF THE OCEAN. Lost in the Great North, two men are saved by the appearance of an old hunter who divulges a strange legend to them...surrounded by hungry wolves and fighting for their survival, two explorers head for Alaska to bury their companion...1920's Japan and a man sets out to find the bear that killed his son...a marine biologist begins a quest to find the mythical graveyard of whales. Through tales filled with respect for animal life this splendid collection - which lies at the crossroads of poetry and adventure - shows master story-imager Taniguchi at his award winning best.
About Jiro Taniguchi
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 millenium saw Taniguchi's epic adaptation of Baku Yumemakura's novel 'The Summit of the Gods' into a 1500 page manga. He continues to live and work in Japan.