My first 2016 appearance is coming up at Play Fair NY Feb. 13th &14th! Play Fair is the public companion event for the legendary Toy Fair! I’ll be at the Aw Yeah Artist Alley (booth # 461) for 12pm and 3PM signings on Saturday and Sunday. I will also co-host Comics Quickfire withDave Roman Sunday at 1PM!
I’m excited to announce my November events in Japan!
11/15 11AM-4PM I’ll be exhibiting at Tokyo International Manga Festival -TOKYO BIG SIGHT 3-11-1 Ariake, Koutou-ku, Tokyo
11/18 at 7PM I’ll be doing a talk and signing at Kinokuniya Shinjuku South Store. Please RSVP on the facebook invite!
Hope to see you there!
On Saturday August 29th I’ll be presenting “Discovering Cool Japan”, a talk on traveling in Japan, at Waku Waku NYC, which is a new Japanese pop culture festival. The festival will be held on August 29th and August 30th and will bring together the worlds of anime, manga, music, food, film, and fashion inside Brooklyn’s Greenpoint and Williamsburg neighborhoods. My talk will take place at 10AM at the Wythe Hotel – 80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY. Afterward, I will be signing at the Kinokuniya booth at 1pm at the Brooklyn Expo Center - 72 Noble St. Brooklyn, NY. Hope to see you there!
Big news! I’ll be doing a talk and signing at Barnes & Noble in Forest Hills, Queens this Sunday, July 19th at 3pm! It’s part of their Get Pop-Cultured: Manga Mania event. I’ll do a talk on comics and manga drawing, and afterward I’ll be signing Cool Japan Guide, Dolltopia, and Powerpuff Girls Classics collections! I’ll have some ramen cat posters to give away (with purchase of Cool Japan Guide) and the store will be running promotions including a “buy 2 get one free” manga sale all day.
On Saturday June 13th (rain date June 14th) – I’ll be participating in the West Hartford Japan Summer Festival at Blue Back Square, 65 Memorial Rd. West Hartford, CT. I will be signing at the front of Barnes & Noble (60 Isham Rd. West Hartford, CT) at 7:30PM. I will have some of my cat & ramen posters with me too. See you there!
The main event features Shishimai Lion Dancing at 4:30 PM and 6:30 PM and two performances by an eight-member Japanese drumming group Arashi Daiko at 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Hakata Dontaku dancing troop from Heart International of Fukuoka, Japan, is also a featured performance.
Cool Japan Guide was officially released on March 10th and I have some fun events coming up!
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 – 12-1pm Los Angeles Times Festival of Books – signing at Kinokuniya booth #084 with Mari Naomi
April 18th – 7pm -Reading at GR 2 Gallery ( 2062 Sawtelle Blvd, LA, CA)with Mari Naomi. Here’s the FB invite.
April 25 & 26 – Sakura Matsuri at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. 10-6 both days in the Osborne Garden.
May 9 & 10 – TCAF (Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street)
June 13th (rain date June 14th) – 7:30PM – I will be signing at the front of Barnes & Noble (60 Isham Rd. West Hartford, CT) as part of the Japan Summer Festival at Blue Back Square
July 19th- 3:00 PM – Get Pop-Cultured: Manga Mania talk and signing Barnes & Noble -70-00 Austin St, Forest Hills, NY 11375
August 29th – 10:00 Am -Waku Waku NYC – talk and signing at Wythe Hotel – 80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY & 1pm signing at Kinokuniya booth at the Brooklyn Expo Center - 72 Noble St. Brooklyn, NY.
September 19th -The Brooklyn Book Festival‘s Children’s Day at the China Institute Booth 2-3PM
September 26th (rain date Oct. 3rd) – Washington Park LIVE! Arts & Music Festival 11AM. 662 Palisade Ave. Jersey City, NJ.
October 8th – New York Comic Con at the Prism Comics booth #1483. Signing from 3PM-5PM.
November 15th – 11AM-4PM Kaigai Festa at TOKYO BIG SIGHT 3-11-1 Ariake, Koutou-ku, Tokyo
November 18th – 7PM Talk & Signing at Kinokuniya Shiunjuku South with after-party at Cafe Lavanderia