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Interview in River View Observer!

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

After last week’s Washington Park Live! event, I was interviewed for the River View Observer. We discussed dolls, comics, and tips on Japan travel. Check it out!

I’ll be at NYCC on Thursday 10/8 with Prism Comics!

Thursday, October 1st, 2015


This just in! I’ll be signing books at New York Comic Con on Thursday 10/8 at the Prism Comics booth #1483. I‘m signing from 3PM-5PM. Come by and say hello! I’ll have Tough Love, Dolltopia, and Cool Japan Guide available for sale.

Washington Park LIVE! September 26th

Sunday, September 20th, 2015


On Saturday, September 26th from 11AM I’ll have a booth at the 6th annual Washington Park LIVE! Arts & Music Festival! I’ll be doing some talks and demonstrations as well as selling Cool Japan Guide and Dolltopia. Come say hello!

(Rain date Saturday, October 3rd)

Brooklyn Book Festival Saturday 9/19

Saturday, September 12th, 2015


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!

Come see me on August 29th at Waku Waku NYC!

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015


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!

Talk & Signing at Barnes & Noble Forest Hills, Queens July 19th

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015


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.

Barnes & Noble -70-00 Austin St, Forest Hills, NY 11375 – 718-793-1395

June 13th – West Hartford’s Japan Summer Festival

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015


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 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 – Tokyo – Kaigai Festa

Sakura Matsuri April 25th and 26th!

Sunday, April 19th, 2015


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!

Saturday, March 28th, 2015


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.