Season’s greetings from Chie and a thing about The Stoty of Lee

Hi everyone. Let me introduce myself a bit first. I’m Chie and I’m the illustrator of The Story of Lee, forthcoming book about a meeting of a girl and a boy in lost in translation culture mixture.

I just wanted to say hi to you all and wishing a great holiday season and a new year, so I picked up today to post my first entry here.

Also, I’d like to show some pictures of an exhibition in London, which just finished. The Story of Lee was hugely included in this exhibition, That’s Novel! was on for a month at London Print Studio.

The exhibition was successful and the opening night was packed.

The image from the cover of the book and illustrated explanation of how I built up pages from the script by Sean Michael Wilson was printed in huge size and displayed like this.

SOLexhibition

Also, I had been asked to provide some full body images of the main characters and I did this (part of the full body image) …

Then the people at the studio made them into this!

This image was displayed the window of the gallery with the other artists’ characters.

Nice!!

At the PV, some people came up to me and told that they love what I exhibited. I hope they love book.. well I’m quite sure they’ll do!

Ok, enough of me. Nice to see (?) you all and hope I post before long!!

Meanwhile, have a happy happy new year!

*:..。o○☆ *:..。o○☆ *:..。o○☆ *:..。o○☆ *:.

P.S. I’m sorry in advance if my English is shaky! It’s not my mother tongue so please forgive me! Hope you understand me ok…

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About the Author

Sean Michael Wilson/ Chie Kutsuwada
Sean Michael Wilson/ Chie Kutsuwada
SEAN MICHAEL WILSON is a comic book writer from Scotland, who now lives and works in Japan. He has had more than a dozen books published so far, from a variety of US, UK and Japanese publishers. Although also writing 'western' style graphic novels, such as adaptations of classical novels, he often works with Japanese and Chinese artists on manga style books. He is the editor of the influential collection 'Ax: alternative manga' (Top Shelf). Currently he is writing books for Kodansha International, being the only British comic book writer working with them. He has attempted to do comic books that are different from the normal superhero/fantasy brands, working with a variety of 'non-comic book' organisations in the process. His book with War on Want, 'Iraq:Operation Corporate Takeover' was reported on by a variety of mainstream agencies - such as Reuters, CCTV in China and several Middle Eastern magazines. His main influences remain British and American creators - such as Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Eddie Campbell and Harvey Pekar. 'The Story of Lee' is his second published book working with artist Chie Kutsuwada, the first being 'Hagakure' (Kodansha International).

CHIE KUTSUWADA was born and brought up in Japan. After graduating from the Royal College of Art, she now lives and works in London as a manga artist. She also attends some manga-related events and runs manga workshops at schools, libraries, and museums around the UK, such as at British Libraries and the Victoria and Albert Museum. She usually creates story and illustration on her own like King of a Miniature Garden (2007), her first manga, but also works with story writers, such as on the adaptation of 'As You Like It' (2008 SelfMadeHero, London) by Shakespeare and the Japanese classic tale 'Hagakure' by T. Yamamoto (adapted by Sean Michael Wilson, 2010 Kodansha International, Tokyo).

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