Lars Martinson won a Xeric Grant for the first volume of Tonoharu, a series of graphic novels about a young American named Dan Wells who moves to rural Japan to become a schoolteacher. (It’s loosely based on Martinson’s own experiences teaching in Japan between 2003 and 2006.) The second volume comes out this week from Martinson’s own Pliant Press and Top Shelf. Here’s an exclusive preview of a scene from the middle of the book, in which Dan finds himself in a slightly uncomfortable relationship with one of his co-workers at the school.
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