Blog

My 20 Years of Friendship and Japan

September 12th, 2017

abyu97A

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

Read the rest of this entry »

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

August 23rd, 2017

tanoyaku

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

meijirgt

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

xyspread

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

turningjapanese

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

sakura4

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

tumblr_inline_nrg2bi4K2q1t05ddp_540

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.


Play Fair NY February 13th & 14th

January 25th, 2016

tumblr_inline_o1dt6rMrEG1t05ddp_500

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!

Play Fair NY February 13th & 14th

Japan Appearances in November!

October 22nd, 2015

catramenweb

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!

Yuuko Koyama and I also are holding an after-party 8PM at Café Lavandería -Koyosha Building 1F, 2-12-29, Shinjuku, Shinjuku -ku, Tokyo 160-0022

Hope to see you there!