My new book. In Japanese: 私の新しい本

My new book. In Japanese: 私の新しい本
Out this week! – the long awaited (by me, anyway) volume 2 of our cross cultural romance book THE STORY OF LEE was published this week.

In volume 1, the main characters, Matt and Lee, met in Hong Kong, got in trouble with Lee’s father and worked it out thanks to the help of her wise old Uncle. Now, in volume 2, they move to Edinburgh, Scotland, to attend university. And do things go smoothly for them?


No, they have various difficulties. Get the book and find out what happens to them. Written by myself, art by Nami Tamura, her first book in English (with the occasional Scots word tae!).

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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). 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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