Breaking the 10 – the duck’s prayer

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I’m especially proud of this Duck version  of a well known prayer that I made for our book with NBM, ‘Breaking the 10’. It shows the lighter side of the book and Mr Black’s trademark sarcastic wit.

Check the book out here folks:

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

 

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Breaking the 10 arrives!

My new book with NBM ‘Breaking the 10’ arrived with me today, here in Japan, and I was very happy to get them. It looks good – well printed, clear, a nice smooth velvety feeling to the cover and a good size.

I think this is my 21st or 22nd book now ( I’m losing count!), but the excitement of receiving a box full of your new book from the publisher is still something that thrills me.

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One of the good things about comic books taking so long to make – by the time you get the printed book in your hand it is often a year of more since you wrote the script, and you can read the book afresh.

So, I am now going to read my own book…

Check out and order the book here:

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

UK comic expert recommends Breaking the 10

The erudite, well dressed, and still slim, comic book expert, Paul Gravett, lists our book as one of his titles to look out for in Jun 2016:

BREAKING THE 10, Vol 1 – by myself (or someone who looks very much like me!)  and Michiru Morikawa.

“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?”

 

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And dont forget your chance to vote in EISNERS, comic pros –

By the same team as the above NBM book we also have this book in this year’s nominations:

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

Category 15. Best Adaptation from Another Medium’

voting closes June the 17th:

http://www.eisnervote.com

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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THE STORY OF LEE in the University of Edinburgh (or vice versa!)

The University of Edinburgh kindly features our book THE STORY OF LEE volume 2 in its Alumni newsletter this month, including some visuals of scenes from the book that take place in the university itself.

The characters, Lee and Matt, go to the university, attending real courses and going to real buildings there.

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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!

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STORY OF LEE volume 2 in Edinburgh, Scotland

The STORY OF LEE volume 2 takes place in my hometown of Edinburgh, Scotland – often said to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Well, this is no time for false modesty – it is!

A lot of real Edinburgh places can be seen in the book, as Matt takes Lee on a guided tour. Not just to the tourist type places but also to the small, hidden, intimate ‘nooks and crannies’ from his life there.sol vol 2 p16

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Check out The STORY OF LEE volume 2 from NBM

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