Jaj: A Haida Manga

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$29.95  $27.85
Douglas & McIntyre
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8.0 X 10.1 X 0.8 inches | 1.37 pounds

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About the Author

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas is the creator of Haida Manga, a distinctive fusion of pop graphics, Haida art and Japanese comic styles. His books include A Tale of Two Shamans; Flight of the Hummingbird, with an afterword by the Dalai Lama;Hachidori, a bestseller in Japan; and RED: A Haida Manga nominated for a BC Book Award, a Doug Wright Award for Best Book, and a 2010 Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding Canadian Cartoonist. RED was an Amazon.ca Top 100 book of 2009.

Yahgulanaas is also a sculptor and graphic artist whose work is in the collections of the British Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Seattle Art Museum, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver International Airport, City of Vancouver, City of Kamloops and University of British Columbia. He pulls from his 20 years of political experience in the Council of the Haida Nation and travels the world speaking to businesses, institutions and communities about social justice, community building, communication and change management. For more, see mny.ca.

Yahgulanaas lives on an island in the Salish Sea, with his wife and daughter.

"This book is a necessary tale told by the perfect voice at the right time. It also uses graphic imagery in a way I've not seen before, and it feels ground-breaking." --Douglas Coupland

"Utterly remarkable is the confluence of history, family
ancestry, fine art, inventive bookmaking--all available to witness here in
Yahgulanaas's unforgettable gift of Haida Manga." --Shelf Awareness

"This experimental art object delivers a moving
message." --Publishers Weekly

"a masterpiece of cultural mash-up and historic grief...In his
magisterial version of the genre, a unique blend of Haida and Japanese Manga imagery is put to work conveying historic truth and profound, nuanced human tragedy in a visually powerful form." --Vancouver Sun

"Yahgulanaas has a way with a story. His work leaps off the page, smacks you in the face, and then explodes linear narratives like an atomic bomb." --The Tyee
"Tradition and innovation combine in Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas's Haida manga." --Quill & Quire
"A tale of history and humanization unfold in colorful 'Haida Manga'" --The Globe and Mail