Literary Nonfiction. Autobiography. Asian & Asian American Studies. Graphic Novel. Translated from the Japanese by Kumar Sivasubramanian. On his previous trip to India, aging but irrepressible manga author Yukichi Yamamatsu overcame illness, pickpockets, and a formidable language barrier to successfully publish the first-ever translation of a Japanese comic into Hindi. Now he's back—running an udon noodle cart in the Delhi slums, hanging out with drug dealers, performing standup comedy in the park, and trying his best to fit in with the locals in rural Purvanchal.
Yukichi Yamamatsu was born in Tottori Prefecture, Japan, in 1948. After leaving junior high school, he moved through a variety of jobs in quick succession before selling his first manga manuscript to an Osaka publisher at the age of 16. He has been an acclaimed mangaka for over four decades. He has been a frequent visitor to India since 2004. In addition to the full-length Japanese works Stupid Guy Goes to India and Stupid Guy Goes Back to India—now translated into English by Kuman Sivasubramanian and published by Blaft Publications—, he has published several translations and short original comics in Hindi and Bengali through his Indian publishing house, Ganga Yamato Company.Author City: OSAKA JAP