Story of Lee volume 3

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?

Who knows?

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:

http://www.nbmpub.com/comicslit/storyoflee/storyofllee_home.html

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Story of Lee – banded set, out soon!

SOL banded setComing 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.

Sean Michael Wilson 

Nami Tamura  and Chie Kutsuwada

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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

Get it here:

http://www.nbmpub.com/comicslit/storyoflee/storyofllee_home.html

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Music in The STORY OF LEE

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!

http://seanmichaelwilson.weebly.com/story-of-lee.html

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International Manga Awards Certificate

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.

Nice!

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International Manga Award

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.

http://www.manga-award.mofa.go.jp/prize/index_10_2.html

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Breaking the 10 goes on

Just finished writing the script for volume 2 of BREAKING THE 10… and I’m pretty happy with it. Pretty and Happy!

This reader reviewer from amazon says:

“I really Love the wit and dark humor twisting within a very deep plot! Our pro/antagonist has such a point to make…I cannot wait for the 2nd Vol.”

Thank you and me too! So, now stage 1 of that second volume is complete.

Here is more from volume 1, in which the characters discuss anarchism, is the usual whimsical way of joker Mr Black!

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

Breaking the 10 – miraculous medal

Here are two pages from our book BREAKING THE 10 from NBM Publishing in which the main character, David throws away his ‘miraculous medal’ to our lady in disgust (after the death of his wife and child).

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My own ‘miraculous medal’ was indeed given to me by my grandmother in Scotland after a trip to Lourdes, France – when i was about 18.

But dont worry, i did not throw it away. I use it as a keyring.

BREAKING THE 10

“Fresh, challenging and superbly enthralling, this is a book no saint or sinner should miss”

Get the book here folks:

http://www.nbmpub.com/comicslit/storyoflee/storyofllee_home.html