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My new book – Cool Tokyo Guide – is available to order now!

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017



Great news! I have a new book coming out in March 2018. It’s Cool Tokyo Guide! Similar in format to my last book, Cool Japan Guide, this fun and fully illustrated book will take you on a deep dive into Tokyo with myself, Matt, Yuuko, and Kitty Sweet Tooth there to guide you! If you enjoyed Cool Japan Guide, or if you are looking for a more Tokyo-specific resource, this is for you! It includes attractions for children, a high-tech toilet guide, seasonal festivals, food (my favorite), and much more! Pre-order it here.

My 20 Years of Friendship and Japan

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017


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


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

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017


See You at Emerald City Comicon March 3-5!

Thursday, 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

Cool Pride Comics Activities!

Monday, June 14th, 2010


This week there are some very cool gay comics events happening! Howard Cruse will be here doing 3 different events and accompanied by other great comics luminaries including Ivan Velez, Jennifer Camper, and Joan Hilty!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 8 PM

Group Slideshow at BAAD!?(Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance) ?with Jennifer Camper, Howard Cruse, and Ivan Velez Jr.?841 Barretto Street (second floor) in the Bronx

 Thursday, June 17, 2010 from 6-8 PM- Booksigning and Panel Discussion at Jim Hanley’s Universe? (Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance)?with Jennifer Camper, Howard Cruse, and Ivan Velez Jr.?Moderated by Joan Hilty, creator of Bitter Girl?4 West 33rd Street (opposite the Empire State Building)

Friday, June 18, 2010 at 7:30 PM Group Slideshow at Bluestockings Bookstore? with Jennifer Camper, Howard Cruse, and Ivan Velez Jr.?172 Allen Street (between Stanton and Rivington in Manhattan)


And on Saturday 6/19 Anonymous Boy will be taking part in the following lecture:


Saturday, June 19th, 2010  3:00 PM

$7 General / $5 Students

 More info, click here.

Tracing the history of queer publications, from underground “gay rags” to current contemporary independent and mainstream magazines, GAY PRINT / QUEER ZINES looks at how design and the editorial process has both been shaped by and help shape the attitudes and identity of the queer community.

Panelists to include:

Michael Bullock: Editor of BUTT Magazine,

Scott Hug: Publisher and Editor of K48 and the designer/photo editor of Straight to Hell Magazine,

Aaron Hicklin: Editor-in-Chief, OUT Magazine

Anthony Arena: Creator of Anonymous Boy Collection and Homopunk World fanzines, and contributor to G. B. Jones and Bruce LaBruce’s J.D. zine.

Please consider Dolltopia for the Harveys Awards!

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010


Hi Friends and comics cohorts! I wanted to remind you to put in your Harvey nominations (link here), they’re due on Friday! Also, please consider nominating Dolltopia if you are so inclined. It could qualify for the following:

Or you could nominate me for best writer and/or artist ^_^ The publisher is Green Candy Press.
You can see a sample from the book here:
That's all for my shameless pandering! Have a great day!

Angoulême 2010 Report!

Saturday, February 6th, 2010


Wow, Angoulême! It’s almost impossible to describe and sum up the wonderful experience I had. I only know I want to go back every year if I can!


Housing Works!

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

I had a fun time browsing through Housing Works used book store today and found this.


I bought it for the cover art and at 50 cents it was totally worth it!

Celebrate Pride in Pix and Panels! 6/27 @ JHU @ 3PM!

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009


Saturday June 27 is Pride Day at Jim Hanley’s Universe! Join loads of amazing of GLBT artists at 3PM for the gay comics event of the year! Details below!

It’s the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion, and on Saturday, June 27, Jim Hanley’s Universe will be having a jam-packed day of events in celebration of comics and LGBT Pride Day!

The day’s festivities kick off at 3:00pm featuring creator signings with over 25 of the best LGBT creators in the world including Tony Arena, Amy Colburn, Foxy Andy, Erica Friedman, Rica Takashima, Abby Denson, Joan Hilty, Jennifer Camper, Steve MacIsaac, JD Glass, Allan Neuwirth, Ivan Velez, Jose Villarubia and many more!

In addition, we will have a series of panels in our event space, the JHU Underground, including panels on Gay Presence in Comics and Self-Publishing!

So come on down to Jim Hanley’s Universe in Manhattan for a day filled with signings, informative panels, and great books, EXCLUSIVELY at Jim Hanley’s Universe in Manhattan!

JIM HANLEY’S UNIVERSE, 4 West 33rd Street, (by 5th Avenue) NYC

Teen Boat video (featuring cartoon me!)

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Teen Boat Video! Want to see an animated ME gyrating while singing about Teen Boat (a boy who turns into a boat based on the comic by Dave Roman and John Green)! Animation by JC Roberts. Check it out! It will blow your mind! Or at least amuse you… Now I’m officially a cartoon!