Eisner nomination for NBM creators

Our book has been nominated for the prestigious EISNER AWARD.

‘Lafcadio Hearn’s “The Faceless Ghost” and Other Macabre Tales from Japan’ 

Adapted by Sean Michael Wilson and Michiru Morikawa 

(Publisher: Shambhala Publications)

In the category of: ’15. Best Adaptation from Another Medium’

This is my first time to get nominated for an Eisner. I’m very pleased!

Comic book professionals and those in a related industry can vote for whichever book they like here, so please do: http://www.eisnervote.com

http://www.comic-con.org/awards/2016-eisner-award-nominees

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And look out for the upcoming book by the same team, Sean Michael Wilson and Michiru Morikawa, coming from NBM in July:

BREAKING THE TEN, Vol 1:

When David loses his wife and child in a tragic car accident he decides, in anger at the cruelty of the event, to turn against God. He sets out to systematically break each of the Ten Commandments in order to both spite God and to get his attention! But will he go all the way, and break the commandment ‘Thou shalt not kill’? Two mysterious figures, Mr. White and Mr. Black, try to win David over to their side: the religious or the humanistic. Deeply sad in parts and comical in others, this modern story explores age old questions: Is there a God? And if there is, does that God care about us?

http://www.amazon.com/Breaking-Vol-Sean-Michael-Wilson/dp/1681120216

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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. http://seanmichaelwilson.weebly.com

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