Chika Gentō Gekiga: Shōjo Tsubaki 少女椿 (Midori), 1992 Hiroshi Harada
A poster for the children’s opera Laika the Spacedog.
“Initially I was studying painting but by coincidence one day I saw the film Huang tu di / Yellow Earth directed by Chen Kaige. In that film I discovered my favourite means to express myself. So it was mere coincidence that I started to like films” (Jia Zhang Ke)
(Huang tu di aka Yellow Earth, 1984, Kaige Chen)
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky are probably the most famous Soviet-era science-fiction writers, but only recently have any of their numerous books come back into print in the US: Chicago Review Press published a new translation of Roadside Picnic (the basis for Tarkovsky’s Stalker) in 2012 and Melville House just published Definitely Maybe (translated by Antonina Bouis). CRP will also publish Hard to Be a God in June.
These scans come from the 50 Watts hoard except for the top 1979 Penguin (art by Adrian Chesterman) courtesy of David/qualityapeman. Richard M. Powers illustrated the bottom Roadside Picnic and the four other covers in that style.
Laval, Bibliothèque municipale, 0011 (00403), detail of f. 0054. Recueil de Noël (1644)