CAT – Comic Art Tokyo

I will be a guest at the CAT event in Tokyo this week, Nov 25th, alongside my artist colleagues Akiko Shimojima and Michiru Morikawa (the artist of our book BREAKING THE 10 book, published NBM. Our talk is at 11.30am on the topic of ‘international collaborations’me CAt event akiko mii

Be there or be onigiri!

コミックアート東京は、世界のコミックカルチャー文化について学びながらその楽しみを共有し合う、コミュニティを中心としたインタラクティブなイベントです。それらを体現するため、このイベントはディスカッション、手軽なワークショップ、アート作品の展示、著者自身による朗読、そしてライブアートといったアクティビティを展開しています。

第2回目となる2017年度のイベントは、11月25日(土)にテンプル大学ジャパンキャンパスにて開催いたします。

Comic Art Tokyo is a community-focused, interactive festival with the goal of fostering mutual appreciation and education about the various comic traditions from around the world. To that end, our festival includes discussions, hands-on workshops, gallery exhibitions, author readings, and live art demonstrations.

Our sophomore event will be held at Temple University Japan Campus on Saturday, November 25th.

http://www.comicarttokyo.com/

Author: Sean Michael Wilson

Sean Michael Wilson is a comic book writer from Scotland. He has had more than 40 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), and recent upcoming book ’The Many Not the Few’ has an introduction by the leader of the Labour Party and was launched at a special event in the House of Commons. 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, The 47 Ronin, and Cold Mountain Poems (winner of China Comic and Animation Competition 2015 ‘Best Overseas Comic’ award). In 2016 his book The Faceless Ghost was nominated for the prestigious Eisner Book Awards, and received 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. In 2020 he received the ‘Scottish Samurai Award’ from an association celebrating links between Japan and Scotland. He often gives lectures and talks about comics in schools and colleges, and writes articles for such places as The Japan Times, New Internationalist, Asia-Pacific Journal and The Herald Scotland. http://seanmichaelwilson.weebly.com

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