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Brooklyn Book Festival Saturday 9/19

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

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I’m excited to announce that I’ll be signing at the Brooklyn Book Festival Saturday 9/19 for Children’s Day! I’ll be at the China Institute (booth #21) signing Cool Japan Guide and Dolltopia from 2-3PM. See you there!

Cool Japan Guide Upcoming Events!

Tuesday, May 5th, 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)
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


Kinokuniya Party 3/14 in NYC!

Friday, 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!

Sunday, 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

Saturday, 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!

Wednesday, 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. (more…)

Publisher’s Weekly review for Cool Japan Guide!

Sunday, 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!

Thursday, 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!

Wednesday, 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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Big Feminist BUT Party July 8th!

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

It’s been far too long since I’ve appeared at a New York comics event, so I’m especially pleased to announce the release party for The Big Feminist BUT anthology comic! I’m extra excited that it will be at Housing Works. Such a great store! I’ll be there with Shannon O’Leary and Joan Reilly, also Heidi MacDonald and contributors Lauren Weinstein, Gabrielle Bell, Josh Neufeld, Sari Wilson, and Emily Flake! Here is the Facebook event page.

Monday, July 8th 7pm @ Housing Works Bookstore Cafe – 126 Crosby St, New York, New York 10012