An Invitation from a Crab Manga
About An Invitation from a Crab Manga
An Invitation from a Crab features story and art by panpanya.
If you are ever fortunate enough to see a crab strolling through your neighborhood, please follow its lead. By slowing down to a crab's pace and looking around and about in this world, you too may discover life's many mysteries that are hidden in plain sight. This English-language debut from artist panpanya collects eighteen short stories detailing the comical, creepy and whimsical world of Japan's indie comic scene.
Ratings & Reviews
Accept this Invitation!
by Conundrums -
I picked up An Invitation From a Crab out of simple curiosity. It was such a strangely transcendent surprise that I was instantly compelled to post a review to advocate for it. Inside is a 70% real/30% surreal world of pages shadowed by painstakingly haunting Edward Gorey-esque crosshatching. There is a playful, wistful tone that carries throughout each of the vignettes. The stories are dreamlike and sparse, but completely charming. If this sort of surrealist sketchbook intrigues you, I urge you to give it a try.