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Tokyo Events November 2017!

November 12th, 2017

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This month I’ll be at several events in Tokyo and you can get my new book Cool Tokyo Guide early, as it is already available there. If you’re in Tokyo, please attend and say hello!

November 23rd: Tokyo International Comic Festival 11AM-4PM @ TOKYO BIG SIGHT 3-11-1 Ariake, Koutou-ku, Tokyo – The Kinokuniya booth will have the book for sale, just ask them for me if you want it signed.

November 25th: Comic Art Tokyo 11AM-6PM @ Temple University Japan Campus Azabu School Building (2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo) – I will be on a panel at the Main Stage 11:30 Am with Yuuko Koyama and others aboutInternational Collaboration and will be exhibiting at Artist Alley with her and Matt Loux.

November 26th: Brave and the Bold 11AM-7PM @ Kyodo Printing Co., Ltd. Harimasaka Studio 4-15-7 Koishikawa Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 112-0002 – I’ll be exhibiting with Matt Loux.

My new book – Cool Tokyo Guide – is available to order now!

October 4th, 2017

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Great news! I have a new book coming out in March 2018. It’s Cool Tokyo Guide! Similar in format to my last book, Cool Japan Guide, this fun and fully illustrated book will take you on a deep dive into Tokyo with myself, Matt, Yuuko, and Kitty Sweet Tooth there to guide you! If you enjoyed Cool Japan Guide, or if you are looking for a more Tokyo-specific resource, this is for you! It includes attractions for children, a high-tech toilet guide, seasonal festivals, food (my favorite), and much more! Pre-order it here.

My 20 Years of Friendship and Japan

September 12th, 2017

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Yuuko and I at Comic Market in Tokyo the summer of 1997

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Cool Japan Guide is featured in this month’s Tanoyaku magazine!

August 23rd, 2017

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See You at Emerald City Comicon March 3-5!

February 23rd, 2017

Seattle-area folks: I’ll be at Emerald City Comicon March 3rd-5th. Looking forward to it! I’ll be in Artist Alley with Matthew Loux at table # FF2, and signing at the Kinokuniya Booth Sunday at 1PM. Please come over to visit us! :D

Charity for the Holidays

December 17th, 2016

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This year I decided to ask for and give charity for holiday gifts. I started a charity list for it and thought it would be nice to share. These are some of the charities and non-profits that I support, and some I have been personally involved with. So, please check out this list to consider for giving this holiday season, and anytime! Also, please enjoy this gratuitous picture of my cat!

Anti-Defamation league

BookUp

Brooklyn Public Library

CBLDF (Comic Book Legal Defense Fund)

Extra Life

Geeks Out 

Housing Works

Pajama Program

Planned Parenthood

Prism Comics

Trevor Project

WFMU 

New Comic in XY Magazine!

October 13th, 2016

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Big news! XY Magazine is back with issue # 50, and I have a comic inside (excerpt above). The magazine is available at Barnes and Noble right now as well as at XY’s website. If you’re interested in seeing more of my LGBT comic work, Tough Love is available via Northwest Press and Comixology. Check out Dolltopia too!

Signing with MariNaomi 5/17!

May 5th, 2016

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I’m looking forward to signing with MariNaomi 5/17 at Book Culture, and extremely excited for her new book, Turning Japanese! Come and check it out, New Yorkers!

Tuesday, 5/17 – 7:00pm – Book Culture 450 Columbus Ave, NYC 10024


Sakura Matsuri 4/30 and 5/1!

April 17th, 2016

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My next appearance will be at Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s annual Sakura Matsuri! I’ll be signing books at 3PM on both days. Advance tickets are available. This is one of the best Japanese cultural events in the NY area, so check it out! Also, I’ll be participating in Independent Bookstore Day 4/30 at Greenlight Bookstore ( 686 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217) from 12pm-1PM!

 

Signing at HMV & Books Tokyo Friday 4/8!

March 16th, 2016

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I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be doing a talk and signing at HMV & Books Tokyo Friday 4/8 at 6:30 PM. Facebook invite is here. Please RSVP!

DATE: 8th Apr 2016 (Friday)
Venue: HMV & BOOKS TOKYO
5F Shibuya Modi 1-21-3 Jinnan Shibuya-ku Tokyo, 150-0041

The talk will be in English. For Japanese audiences, Tuttle staff will translate into Japanese if necessary.