Exhibition in Paris: March 28 – April 7, 2024

I’ll do solo exhibition and book signing in Paris from late March to early April. It’s good opportunity to buy my original drawings and prints, and to get my signature on your book collection. About the details, please check the attached images.

Gengoroh Tagame solo exhibition in Paris
From March 28 to April 7, 2024

Exhibition: from March 28 to April 7, 2024
Door open: 13:00 – 19:00
Opening reception: March 28, 17:30 – 22:00
at Galerie Atelier-Vitrine (21 rue Alexandre Dumas, 75011 Paris)
[Facebook event page]

Book signing: March 30, 16:00 – 19:00
at Les Mots a la bouche (37 rue Saint Ambroise, 75011 Paris)
[Bookstore’s website]

Kiss in Rope (2024) / B4 size / ink & watercolor on paper

Father and Son (2024) / B4 size / ink on paper

House of Brutes (french translated edition) was awarded Sade Prize in France

My manga ‘House of Brutes’ french translated edition was awarded Prix Sade (Sade Prize) 2022 BD/Manga in France. Thank you, I’m honored, and happy to be able to get the first award for my adult oriented works!

Here are some photos from the award presentation ceremony, my editor of the french publisher Dynamite sent me.

‘House of Brutes’ was originally serialized on Badi magazine from 1999 to 2007, bi-monthly. The Japanese editions were published from Terra Publishing, the publisher of Badi magazine, from 2007 to 2008, in 3 volumes. These were very small publishing, so now out-of-prints all. Spanish translated edition (La Casa de los Herejes) were published from Cúpula from 2010 to 2011, and are still available. French translated edition’s volume 1 & 2 had been already published in 2021 and 2022, and volume 3 is coming soon. My french editor said they’ll make Sade Prize Awarded sticker and put it on the book. I wish that it will effect good for the sales of the book!

I won a comic award in Germany

On Rudolph Dirks Award 2019, long-established comic award in Germany, I won The Best Artist 2019 – Asia – Scenario Award by ‘Der Mann meines Bruders’, German translated edition of ‘My Brother’s Husband’.

The book ‘Der Mann meines Bruders’ itself, it missed the prize but was also nominated as Best Society Drama – Slice of Life.

Rudolph Dirks Award: Winners 2019

Thank you for all who support my works especially fans in Germany!

Wall Decoration Drawing for Pride House Tokyo 2019

Pride House Tokyo on Rugby World Cup season opened on September 20th at Harajuku in Tokyo. I collaborated in the drawing on wall with it.
Pride House Tokyo: Official Website
Japan Times: Pop-up venue Pride House opens in Tokyo for LGBT fans ahead of 2019 Rugby World Cup

Open from September 20th to November 4th 2019 at Community Space SubaCO in Harajuku, Tokyo. Very close to Meiji-jingumae Station of the Tokyo Metro subway.

Taking your photo with the wall and to share the image on your SNS account is welcome!

When I was offered to draw illustration for the wall of Pride House Tokyo 2019, I first thought to draw the image what some figures of beefy guys are locked together. But when I started to do rough drawing of it, I thought that it was ‘too much gay’. I liked the homoerotic tastes of the sketch, but there were no LBTQ elements. It did not fit the concept of LGBTQ pride house, diversity.
So I threw away the first idea, and did another drawing what you see now. There are three men and three women on the drawing, but I didn’t fix each sexual orientations and gender identities. Also I avoid to specific there skin colors.
My messages about diversity and LGBTQ pride are all included in the colors of their uniforms. And other things, you can imagine anything about them what you want.

Group exhibition ‘Cruel & Beauty’ (+ talk show) in Tokyo

Now I’m showing 4 bloody male nude art prints on a group exhibition ‘Cruel & Beauty’ at Vanilla Gallery in Ginza, Tokyo.

無残絵展 (exhibition of cruel images) – cruel and beauty –
February 19th (Tue) – March 3rd (Sun)
Vanilla Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo
[Website] [Map] [Facebook]
Artists: Gengoroh Tagame, Hajime Sorayama, Hiroaki Samura, Shintaro Kago, Shou Tajima and others
with special exhibition – Bloody Ukiyoe of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Fee: 500 yen

Talk Show: Violence & Catharsis of Tukioka Yoshitoshi’s works
Gengoroh Tagame & Kenji Hinohara (chief curator of Ota Memorial Museum of Art)
February 23rd 17:30 – 19:00 (door open 17:20)
Fee: 2,000 Yen (+ 1 drink) [ticket purchase]

My Brother’s Husband (ENG) won Eisner Award

My Brother’s Husband (English) volume 1 won The Will Eisner Comic Industry Award 2018, Best U.S. Edition of International Material – Asia. I’m very, veeeery happy. 😀
Thank you for all who have been involved this book, especially Annie & Chip, and of course the readers who loved and supported this book! Volume 2 in English will come on this September.

New private press Bitch Of The Jungle will debut on Yarou Fest 2018 on this Saturday

I’ll have a table on Yarou Fest 2018 with my new self publishing book on this weekend.

Event: Yarou Fest 2018
Place: PiO (Plaza Industry Ota) in Kamata, Tokyo
Date: April 14, 2018
Time: 12:00~16:00pm
Table Number: A05
Circle Name: Bear’s Cave

Book Title: Bitch Of The Jungle
Format: B5 size, 20 pages (includes cover pages)
Contents: Original Tarzan-like character’s gay BDSM story with short comics and illustrations.

Exhibition and Book Signing in Paris

Solo exhibition in Paris, France.
At Gallery Art Men Paris, from November 3rd to 15th 2017.
Opening Party: November 3rd 17:00 ~ 21:30 (enter free / adults only)
More detail is here. Vernissage TAGAME
The gallery open for appointment only except the opening party. If you want to visit there, please contact with the gallery directory before you go.

Book signing in Paris, France.
On 4e Salon BD & Images LGBT Paris at Mairie du 4e arrondissement de Paris.
Day & Time: November 4th 15:00 ~ 17:30 at the table of Librairie Les Mots à la Bouche (maybe…)
More detail is here. Gengoroh Tagame en dédicace au 4e salon BD & Images LGBT Paris
The concluded 4th volume of ‘Le mari de mon frère’ and the box set are on sale, so get your own one with my signature!

See you soon in Paris, guys!