The Yellow Jar: Two Tales from Japanese Tradition, Volume 1

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NBM Pub., 2002 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 48 pages
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Introducing the delightfully precise and beautifully designed art of Patrick Atangan in a new series of adaptations of traditional Asian tales. This book, presents "The Yellow Jar" which centers around a simple fisherman and a beautiful maiden he takes as wife, after finding her in a magic jar. However, she is abducted by a demon warrior considerably more powerful than the simple fisherman. But the fisherman's resolve, even after many unsuccessful attempts to rescue her, does not flinch ... In "Two Chrysanthemum Maidens", a monk is faced with two rather strange wild flowers in his carefully tended garden. They are wild and have planted themselves there at will. They are weeds but they are lovely like women.

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Two wonderful stories with beautiful artwork. - Goodreads
The morals and the figurative imagery shine. - Goodreads
The book boasts some lovely Japanese-style artwork. - Goodreads

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A well done graphic novella in the Japanese vein of Art and story telling. Read full review

Review: The Yellow Jar: Two Tales From Japanese Tradition (Songs of Our Ancestors #1)

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A well done graphic novella in the Japanese vein of Art and story telling. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Patrick Atangan's first book, The Yellow Jar, attracted attention from both the Children's Book community and the Sequential Art world with his treatment of two Asian folktales illustrated in the Ukiyo-E style. Time.com selected the book as one of it's top ten graphic novels of 2003. He also earned two nominations for the presitgious Eisner award.

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