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The Quake News from Elsewhere
internazionale fukushima continued...
Evolved from a commission by the Italian magazine Internazionale, to do comic reportages over the aftermath of the 2011’s tsunami disaster and the subsequent nuclear accident in Fukushima. This is the latest and biggest Graphic Novel that Fumio Obata has ever undertaken and the research so far has taken him over 4 years. Among hours of audio interviews and numerous photographs he took, he currently tries to tell a story which questions human’s relationship with nature. How does a natural disaster change our values?
Fumio is almost finished gathering all his research and will spend the remainder of 2016 finishing the strip( full colour). The project will be a Graphic Novel easily exceeding 200 pages. It would potentially be controversial due to the unknown factors surrounding the real effect of the radioactive contamination. He hopes to publish the graphic novel with his publisher Jonathan cape in 2018.
Follow Fumio's 'The Quake News from Elsewhere' updates at his Tumbler site to follow his progress and see more gallleries like the Rebuilding Hearts Gallery below.
Quake News From Elsewhere
the background story...
Fumio first started writing and illustrating his thoughts about Fukushima in the after-math of the disaster, setting up a blog in the process titled 'Quake News From Elsewhere'.