Paperback - 2008
Average Rating:
Rate this:
The Japanese manga artist Yuichi Yokoyama's latest work, Travel , is a wordless journey into the contemporary Japanese psyche. It takes the not unfamiliar plot backdrop of a train ride and turns it into a psychological meditation on the vehicle's architecture and passengers (rather than focusing on the usual narrative-driven concerns such as destination, distance or landscape). Bookforum has characterized Yokoyama's style thus: "Concerned with phenomena rather than character and narrative, his comics resemble the output of a drafting machine: sequences that present multiple views of an object in action and look like exploded product diagrams. Yokoyama seems to enjoy the resulting images as much for the strange shapes that are generated as for what they reveal."
Yokoyama began his career in 1995, and has developed a body of work characterized in part by an omission of dialogue and speech (usually an indispensable part of manga storytelling); he relies instead on the power of his graphics and occasional onomatopoeia. Introduction by noted cartoonist and comics scholar Paul Karasik.
Uniform Title: Voyage
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : PictureBox, c2008.
ISBN: 9780981562209
Branch Call Number: Graphic Fic
Characteristics: 202 p. : chiefly ill. ; 21 cm.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

May 30, 2011

The art may not draw you in at first, but stick with it and you will find it incredibly evocative. Take this train with the three mysterious characters, see the changing landscape, observe your fellow travelers. All is transformed in this parallel world of absurd landscapes, people and their technology. A memorable experience.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at SLPL

To Top