Sean Michael Wilson’s book – shortlisted for an award in China

Some nice news came in today – my book ‘Cold Mountain’ is in the shortlist for an award in China:

‘China Animation and Comic Competition – The 12th Golden Dragon Award.’
In the category: ‘Best Overseas Comic’.

I worked on ‘Cold Mountain:a graphic novel’ with Japanese artist Akiko Shimojima. The award is an annual one for animation and comics in China, and has been running since 2004. They have one section for international books not made in China. With the award ceremony for the final winner being held on the 29th of this month in the big city of Guangzhou (near Hong Kong). We’ve been invited to go over for that, but it’s a bit short notice (anyone I know live near Guangzhou that could go on our behalf?). Cold Mountain cover.

Anyway, it’s nice to be in the shortlist, and let’s hope it wins!

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Author: Sean Michael Wilson

Sean Michael Wilson is a Harvey and Eisner award nominated comic book writer from Scotland, who lives in Japan. He has had more than a dozen 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), Fight the Power! A Visual History of Protest Amongst the English Speaking Peoples’ (introduction by Tariq Ali). 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, Hagakure, The 47 Ronin, and a biography of Musashi, with more on the way. His main influences remain British and American creators - such as Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Eddie Campbell and Harvey Pekar. He often gives lectures and talks about comics in schools and colleges. http://seanmichaelwilson.weebly.com

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