Two nominations in two weeks, not bad.

It’s our time for award nominations it seems…

Two weeks ago my ‘Cold Mountain’ book with Japanese artist Akiko Shimojima got a nomination for the prestigious ‘Chinese Golden Dragon Award’ in China (an annual award for comics and animation there), in the category ‘Best Overseas Book’.

And now my book with Michiru Morikawa, ‘Lafcadio Hearn’s The Faceless Ghost and Other Macabre Tales’, has been nominated to be on the American Library Association’s list of recommended graphic novels for 2016. (‘Great Graphic Novels for Teens List from YALSA’).


Michiru and I have almost finished our book for NBM, called ‘Breaking the 10’, which will come out in summer 2016. Here are a couple of pages from it.


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). In 2016 his book 'The Faceless Ghost' was nominated for the prestigious Eisner Book Awards, and won 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. 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 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. For NBM he has written The Story of Lee and Breaking the 10. 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.

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