Sean Michael Wilson in ‘2016 Great Graphic Novels for Teens’ list

Announced this week: a book I’ve written made it to the recommended reading list of this important library association the USA:
‘2016 Great Graphic Novels for Teens’
of YALSA (The Young Adult Library Services Association).

Lafcadio Hearn’s “The Faceless Ghost” and other Macabre Tales from Japan: A Graphic Novel.
By Sean Michael Wilson and Michiru Morikawa
is recommended reading there, alongside other great book such as:

The Motherless Oven. By Rob Davis.
The Sculptor. By Scott McCloud.
Nanjing: The Burning City. By Ethan Young. Illus by the author.
March, Book Two. By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell.
Terrorist: Gavrilo Princip, the Assassin Who Ignited World War I. By Henrik Rehr.
Halfway Home: Drawing My Way Through Japan. By Christine Mari Inzer.

Michiru and I have made a book for NBM that will come out in summer 2016: BREAKING THE 10.
Let’s hope that makes it to the library recommended list too. Or possibly our book THE STORY OF LEE…

Oh, and happy 40th birthday to NBM!


B10_033 copy

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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