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 – 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

 

NBM In Stores This Week: BREAKING THE TEN

Hitting the shelves of comic stores this week is the latest work from author Sean Michael Wilson, the intriguing graphic novel BREAKING THE TEN. What has already been hailed as one of the “Top 16 Graphic Novels of June” by Paul Gravett, BREAKING THE TEN is the story of a man who, after losing everything, devises a plan to break each of the Ten Commandments in an act of revenge against God.

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BREAKING THE TEN
Volume One of Two
Sean Michael Wilson & 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? By the author of The Story of Lee.
6×9, 112pp., B&W trade pb., $12.99, ISBN 9781681120218
ebook $7.99

Be sure to stop by your local comic book store to pick up your own copy this week. And if you haven’t already, check out the other NBM works from Wilson to add to your collection:

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THE STORY OF LEE, Vol .1
Sean Michael Wilson& 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.
5 x 71/2, 160pp., B&W, trade pb.: $11.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-594-8

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THE STORY OF LEE, Vol. 2
Sean Michael Wilson and Nami Tamura
Finally Lee’s dream comes true, as she moves from her native Hong Kong to her dream location: the UK. And with her dream handsome guy: Matt. Exciting! But of course, then comes the reality of being in a new country, of actually living together, and that might not be so easy, especially as Matt’s best friend, Richard, seems more than a little jealous. And once again, wise Uncle Jun turns up to offer his advice. With art by Nami Tamura, a Japanese artist published by Kodansha.
5 x 7 1/2, 160pp., B&W, trade pb.: $11.99, ISBN 9781561639731

Find more information at our website.

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.

Breaking arrives package

 

Breaking arrives standing

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