About your guide...

Pochi will guide you through the pages of Comics Underground Japan. Pochi, a former associate of artist Suzy Amakane, whose work appears on the cover of CUJ, is a real, swell fellow of Chihuahuan proportions (apart from his notoriously outsized "fifth leg"). The image used for the handy Pochi button was taken from an enameled copper lapel pin created by the artist.

Pochi regales the artist and Los Angeles Dodgers pitching phenom Nomo Hideo with stories about his life on the road as frontman for Slayer.
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If you would like to purchase a copy of

Comics Underground Japan

We recommend, by all means, purchasing CUJ from your local bookseller. It might help ensure the possibility of a CUJ Volume 2, and perhaps encourage booksellers to stock more work like it.

Comics Underground Japan was published by Blast Books, New York. The ISBN number is 0-922233-16-0, and the cover price is $14.95.

If you would like to purchase a copy through us, we will be happy to send one out to you immediately.

Please click on the order form button,4create your own order form by copying the info below, and send it with your check or money order to:

Maniform Creative Services
71 Leonard Street
New York, NY 10013

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Payment should be made to MANIFORM. We're sorry, but we can't accept credit card payments at this time.


Comics Underground Japan costs US$14.95

Shipping and Handling:

Please add $2.50 for one book to anywhere in the United States or Canada, $1.00 for each additional book.

New York State residents, please add 8.25% sales tax.

Therefore, one book to Provo, Yellowknife, Hibbing, Abilene etc. would cost $17.45. To New York, $18.65.

International Orders:

We will ship immediately by air. The cost is US$9.40 to anywhere in Europe, $12.00 to Japan. (Elsewhere, please e-mail us and we'll let you know the shipping cost right away).

Therefore, $24.35 to Munich, London and all of Andorra. To Japan $26.95. For overseas orders, please add $6.00 per additional book.

We're more than happy to save you money by using surface mail. Please e-mail us for those rates, but understand that surface generally takes about one month to arrive.