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Cool Japan Guide Upcoming Events!

February 22nd, 2015

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Cool Japan Guide is officially released on March 10th and I have some fun events coming up! Here’s the line-up so far:

March 14th – 2pm  Cool Japan Guide release party at Kinokuniya (1073 Avenue of the Americas, NYC). Facebook invite is here! (I’ll be doing a reading and a giveaway here too!)
March 18th – 6pm signing at JHU Comics (32 East 32nd St. NYC) with Tim Fish!
April 18 & 19 –  Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 
April 25 & 26 – Sakura Matsuri at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
May 9 & 10TCAF (Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street)
August dates TBD – Edinburgh Book Festival


I’ll be at Japan Week Feb. 19th!

February 15th, 2015

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On Thursday Feb. 19th at 1pm, I’ll be doing a presentation at Japan Week in Grand Central Station’s Vanderbilt Hall. Japan Week is always a lot of fun, and I’ll be giving away two signed copies of Cool Japan Guide! The full event schedule is available here. Hope to see you there!


Radio Interview with ABC RN’s Saturday Extra

February 14th, 2015

This week I did an interview about Cool Japan Guide on Australia’s Radio National Saturday Extra show with Geraldine Doogue. We chatted about shrines, temples, and manga. You can listen to it now here and it can be downloaded as a podcast too!


Tough Love and Dolltopia E-books Are Now Available!

February 4th, 2015

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I’m excited to announce that my graphic novels, Dolltopia and Tough Love: High School Confidential, are now available as e-books! They are being distributed by Northwest Press and Tough Love is now also available on Comixology and Pulp Free Publishing. They will both be made available at other vendors in the coming months. Read below for more info on each book. Read the rest of this entry »

Publisher’s Weekly review for Cool Japan Guide!

February 1st, 2015

Check out the Publisher’s Weekly review for Cool Japan Guide! You can pre-order now, and the release date is March 10th!

Also, please note, I updated my twitter to @abbydenson

Big news! Cool Japan Guide is available for pre-order!

January 1st, 2015

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Big news! The book I’ve been working on over the last few years, Cool Japan Guide: Fun in the Land of Manga, Lucky Cats and Ramen, is available for pre-order right now! The official release date is March 10th 2015, and I’ll be on tour this year for it, so let me know if I should come to your town! This is my first non-fiction book and also my first full-color book. It’s a fun, fully-illustrated, cartoon guide to traveling in Japan and features amusing stories and anecdotes as well. Whether you’re planning a trip to Japan or not, this is a fun read!

You can pre-order from NY indie store McNally Jackson here! Plus, here’s a B&N link and here’s an Indiebound link. You can pre-order it from Powell’s too. And Amazon has it too of course (link below)!


Exclusive Robicelli’s Comic!

December 17th, 2014

Hurray! The Robicelli’s book, Robicelli’s: A Love Story, with Cupcakes: With 50 Decidedly Grown-Up Recipes, is out now! I thought it would be fun to share these comic pages I collaborated on with Allison when the book was in the pitching stage. These pages are not in the book, but I think they’ll give you a good idea of the fun tone of the book!

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Return to Schlock Treatment – Cool World!

October 19th, 2014

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I return to the Schlock Treatment podcast this week and we talk about Cool World, our childhood cartoon crushes, and more. Check it out!

I’m on Tumblr now!

September 1st, 2014

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I finally decided to officially get set up on tumblr! I’ll be using that space to share news, sketches, fun food and travel photos, pop culture thoughts, and lots of other cool stuff! Please head over to http://abbydenson.tumblr.com/ and follow me!

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The Many Looks of Barbarella!

June 6th, 2014

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This week I’m guesting again on the awesome podcast, Schlock Treatment! Listen to the episode here (or you can download it via itunes or stitcher)! We talk all about the movie Barbarella. One thing I love about this movie is all of the fun costumes. So, I was inspired to do a few illustrations. Enjoy!

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