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’
Be there or be onigiri!
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.
Nice to see a smart reader enjoying our book THE STORY OF LEE and posting a review on twitter. Grace posted about volume 1 recently and this week posted us her recommendation of volume 2.
We are working on volume 3 now Grace!
I’ve officially started writing the script for volume three of our book with NBM
– The Story of Lee.
Let’s see what happens to Matt and Lee. Will they stay together or split? Will Lee stay in Britain or go back to Hong Kong? How about Uncle Jun?
No one, yet.
Not even me!
Meanwhile, there are a few copies of the special Story of Lee banded set left. Not many as its sold well.
This is a good deal, with volume 1 and volume 2 of the book packaged together with a specially printed band (or ‘obi’ as they called in Japan). And its $4 cheaper to buy this banded set of the two volumes.
Get your copy here:
Coming in July 2017 THE STORY OF LEE – banded set.
This is a good deal, with volume 1 and volume 2 of the book packaged together by a specially printed band (or ‘obi’ as they called in Japan). You can save $4 by buying this banded set of the two volumes.
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Nami Tamura and Chie Kutsuwada
Lee, living in Hong Kong, meets Matt, a fine young Scot. Their relationship becomes stronger by the day, despite their deep cultural differences. But there is Lee’s Dad to contend with who views this affair very suspiciously. And there is another contender for Lee’s heart, a Chinese young man, whose jealousy takes on twinges of xenophobia. Will Lee and Matt’s relationship successfully cross the cultural divide and overcome the negative odds? Two worlds collide creating good sparks… and bad ones. In volume 2, it’s the reverse as they move to Scotland.
Collected in one specially priced banded set.
5 x 7 1/2″, 2 book set, B&W trade pbs, 320pp., normally $24, $19.99 ISBN 9781681121055
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There are a lot of references to music in both volume 1 and volume 2 of our series with NBM – THE STORY OF LEE. For the simple reason that music is very important to me and wanted to stick some in.
The mention on this page is an actual Edinburgh band called THE THANES, a 60s style garage punk band. They have been going in Scotland since the early 80s and are still around – that’s devotion for ye!
Check out THE STORY OF LEE volume 2 for more than the music!
The award ceremony for the International Manga Awards 国際漫画賞 in Tokyo was held this week. Our book got bronze award from the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs 外務省
Here is my artist comrade, Akiko Shimojima, accepting the award, the inside of my copy of the award… and close up of a board that was signed by all winners and a bunch of well known Japanese manga-ka creators who came along to the ceremony.
My first post of 2017 on the NBM blog and a very nice one: we won a medal in the International Manga Awards!
Winners were officially announced a recently. My book SECRETS OF THE NINJA, got a medal in the ’10th International Manga Award’, 国際漫画賞 organised by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs 外務省
They give out awards every year to international creators – and I’m the first British person to get one. Just the bronze medal award, in this case, but that is still very good, as only about 5% of the entrants get chosen for the final awards.
Myself and the artist, Akiko Shimojima, are very pleased to get this. We will attend the award ceremony in Tokyo on Feb 6th.