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Cool Japan Guide Upcoming Events!

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015


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

Wed. 3/18 at JHU Comic Books

Monday, March 16th, 2015


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!

I’ll be at Japan Week Feb. 19th!

Sunday, February 15th, 2015


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!

Tough Love and Dolltopia E-books Are Now Available!

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015


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…)

Big news! Cool Japan Guide is available for pre-order!

Thursday, January 1st, 2015


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!



Apexing – Advice for Increasing Productivity in Comics and Life in General

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Hey Everybody! I’ve been quite busy lately working on some freelance jobs and a new graphic novel (details to be announced at a future date).

Since I’m back on a book deadline now, I’ve been thinking about productivity and best ways to get a lot of pages done in the limited time I have. As all cartoonists know, comics take a long time to produce. Typically, a cartoonist must tackle writing, penciling, inking, coloring, and even more extra tasks. A lot of steps! Often I get asked about how I make time to get my comics and blogging projects done since I do those things in addition to a full-time job. I’ve come upon an approach that I wanted to share since I think it would be helpful for others (whether you’re a cartoonist or not). (more…)

Kaigai Manga Festa 2013!

Saturday, October 5th, 2013


Matt Loux and I will be exhibiting again at Kaiga Manga Festa this year! If you are in the Tokyo area, please check out this amazing festival! It is October 20th at Tokyo Big Sight in conjunction with Comitia. We will be in the Artist Alley, sharing tables with Yuuko Koyama and Brian Stone!


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

Pre-order the Robicelli’s Book!

Monday, June 24th, 2013

You may recall a while ago, that I was collaborating on the upcoming Robicelli’s book, Robicelli’s: A Love Story, with Cupcakes: With 50 Decidedly Grown-Up Recipes. And now it’s available for pre-order! I had a blast drawing Allison’s script for some recipe comics. This book is going to be hilarious and packed with great recipes! Learn the secret to their amazing buttercream frosting!