Sean at the Tokyo International Comic Festival

We are off to the Tokyo International Comic Festival Tokyo on the 20th of October, myself and artist Akiko Shimojima –  with our new book for Kodansha – our faithful retelling of the classic story THE 47 RONIN. It’s coming out in Japan in a bilingual version, Japanese and English. and also a purely English version is coming out nect month in the US too, from Shambhala Publications.

 

And for those of you who can read Japanese:

The Artist Alley 2013
Sean Michael Wilson / UK
ショーン・マイケル・ウィルソン / 英国
活動場所:日本、熊本
主 要作品:‘A Christmas Carol’(Classical Comics), ‘Hagakure’ (Kodansha), ‘The Book of Five Rings’(Shambhala Publications), ‘The 47 Ronin’ (Kodansha), ‘AX:alternative manga’ (Top Shelf).
URL http://seanmichaelwilson.weebly.com/

【プロフィール】
ショーン・マイケル・ウィルソンはスコットランド出身です。
彼は日本在住で唯一の英国人のマンガ作家です。彼は数多くの本を日本と英国、米国で出版してきました。例えば、クリスマスキャロル(ザ・サンデータイムズ、2008年のベスト) ‘葉隠’(講談社)、’五輪書’(シャンバラ出版)等があり、
‘赤穂浪士’(講談社)はこのイベントに出席する東京のマンガ家アリス・フィッシュ氏とのコラボ作品です。また彼は、評論家からも賞賛された’AX:alternative manga’(パブリッシャーウィークリーの2001年度ベスト10の本)の編集者でもあります。

 

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Author: Sean Michael Wilson

Sean Michael Wilson is a comic book writer from Scotland. He has had more than 40 books published with a variety of US, UK and Japanese publishers, including: a comic book version of A Christmas Carol ('Best of 2008’, Sunday Times), AX:alternative manga ( 'Best ten books of 2010’, Publishers Weekly), Parecomic (with an introduction by Noam Chomsky, his first contribution to a book in graphic form), and recent upcoming book ’The Many Not the Few’ has an introduction by the leader of the Labour Party and was launched at a special event in the House of Commons. He is currently writing books for big Japanese publisher Kodansha, being the only British writer to do so. In fact, he is the only pro manga writer from Britain who lives in Japan. He is also the editor of the critically acclaimed collection 'AX:alternative manga' (one of Publishers Weekly's 'Best ten books of 2010' and nominated for a Harvey award). Working with Shambhala Publications in the US he has written a unique line of Japanese history/martial arts/Samurai books, including The Book of Five Rings, The 47 Ronin, and Cold Mountain Poems (winner of China Comic and Animation Competition 2015 ‘Best Overseas Comic’ award). In 2016 his book The Faceless Ghost was nominated for the prestigious Eisner Book Awards, and received a medal in the 2016 'Independent Publisher Book Awards'. In 2017 his book Secrets of the Ninja won an International Manga Award from the Japanese government - he is the first British person to receive this award. In 2020 he received the ‘Scottish Samurai Award’ from an association celebrating links between Japan and Scotland. He often gives lectures and talks about comics in schools and colleges, and writes articles for such places as The Japan Times, New Internationalist, Asia-Pacific Journal and The Herald Scotland. http://seanmichaelwilson.weebly.com

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