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Sakura Matsuri April 25th and 26th!

April 19th, 2015

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I’ll be signing and selling Cool Japan Guide at Brooklyn’s Sakura Matsuri on April 25th and 26th – I’ll be there from 10-6. Look for me in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Osborne Garden. It’s a rain or shine event. Make sure to buy your tickets!

150 Eastern Parkway
990 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225


LA Events in April!

March 28th, 2015

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I’m excited to be making two appearances in LA on Saturday April 18th with MariNaomi!
12-12:50 pm LA Times Festival of Books – signing at Kinokuniya booth #084
7pm - Reading at GR 2 Gallery ( 2062 Sawtelle Blvd, LA, CA). Here’s the FB invite.

Cool Japan Guide Upcoming Events!

March 20th, 2015

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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 & 10TCAF (Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street)
August dates TBD – Edinburgh Book Festival


Wed. 3/18 at JHU Comic Books

March 16th, 2015

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Looking forward to this event with Tim Fish at JHU Comic Books (32 E 32nd St. NYC)! I will have some limited edition posters on hand AND Amy Chu and Ben McCool will be joining us for this signing for their work on Strange Sports Stories #1. I’ll also have copies of Dolltopia, Tough Love, and some of my other licensed comics available – so come on out!


Kinokuniya Party 3/14 in NYC!

March 13th, 2015

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I’ve been busy getting ready for Saturday’s launch party for Cool Japan Guide – 2pm at Kinokuniya (1073 Ave. of the Americas, NYC)! You can RSVP here! It’s extra exciting because there will be limited edition prints (in the design seen above). Kinokuniya will include a print with each purchase of Cool Japan Guide at this event while supplies last. Also, I have two fantastic sponsors who have provided some great prizes for the party.

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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)!