Iogi English version

Značka: Centrala

170 x 230 mm soft cover
176 pages full-colour throughout
ISBN: 978-1-912278-39-8

Afterwords: Pavel Kořínek 

Translation: Jean-Gaspard Páleníček

Proofreading: Julia Sherwood

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Iogi English version
Značka: Centrala

A Japanese salaryman decides to ditch everything and go to a remote island to produce salt. A rocker plays with local clubs at night while working as a garbage man by day. An award-winning manga author earns extra income by
working at a retirement home to maintain his authorial integrity. On the weekend, a father goes to the nearby
swimming pool with his disabled son... Eleven poetic views of ordinary, everyday life in contemporary Japan, far from
geishas, robots, otaku, panty vending machines and other preconceived visions of the land of the rising sun. Eleven
stories set mostly in the typical residential district of Suginami ward, west of Tokyo, around the Iogi train station,
edited by acclaimed Czech comics author Václav Šlajch and written by Czech-French poet Jean-Gaspard Páleníček.

Eleven artistic styles by artists from Czech Republic,
Slovakia, Ukraine and Russia.
Stories: Jean-Gaspard Páleníček
Artists: Ondřej David, Daniela Herodesová, Matej Jurkáček, Adam Kaňovský, Matěj Kolář, Marina Kudinova,
Jozef Pavelka, Jakub Lang, Dominika Lizoňová, Petra Ramešová, Petra Šestáková, Václav Šlajch

Japan International Manga Award 2021, bronze Muriel Awards 2023, nominations in the categories Best
book, Best script, Best short story (“Undercurrent”, written by Jean-Gaspard Páleníček, art by Matěj Kolář)

Jean-Gaspard Páleníček (1978), poet, translator, exhibition curator and composer. In 1997-2001, he has
acted in the orfeus Theatre in Prague. In 2004-2017, he was the artistic director of the Czech Centre in Paris. Since
2017, he is a freelance writer and art curator active mainly between Prague, Paris and Tokyo. He is the author of
several poetry collections, most recently Mater speciosa (2022), the novel The Birches (2008), the theatre play
Balzac’s Household (2009) or the poetic diary One Sentence (2013).

Václav Šlajch (1980), comic author and illustrator, head of the Media Illustration Studio at the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art of the University of West Bohemia in Pzeň. He belongs to the so called Generation 0 of Czech comics, along with creators such as Jiří Grus, ToyBox or Vladimír 518. In 2010 and 2022, he received the prestigious Muriel comic book award in the Czech Republic. He collaborated with director Jan Svěrák on several projects: he is the author of the graphic version of the fairy tale Three Brothers (2014). His most recent significant work is the comic book Štefánik (2021).