Sean Michael Wilson – first kickstarter!

NBM gang, here is my first kickstarter drive, which is going pretty well so far:

We now have a lovely KICKSTARTER drive up and running, for our documentary style graphic novel – PARECOMIC. Its a 200 page graphic novel we are working on now and very much enjoying, but need a bit of funding support on.

‘Parecomic: Michael Albert and the Story of Participatory Economics’ by Sean Michael Wilson and Carl Thompson, with an introduction by Noam Chomsky.

“…a graphic novel about something that affects us all: the system we live in – what’s wrong with it, and how we might be able change it for the better! The recent upsurge in popular protest in the USA and around the world shows that people are not happy with the state of things. The Occupy movements show us that many people would prefer a better system, a model that will work for the 99%, not just the 1%.”

So, please go and have a look at the info and video there, and pledge some funding support if you like the PARECOMIC project. The money is only a PLEDGE at first, it does not get taken out of your account now, its taken out about 2 months later, if the total target money is made. To pledge you just select an amount from the choices on the right side, and it processes it via amazon:


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About the Author

Sean Michael Wilson / Nami Tamura
Sean Michael Wilson is a comic book writer from Scotland, who lives in Japan. He has had more than a dozen books published with a variety of US, UK and Japanese publishers, including: a comic book version of A Christmas Carol ('Best of 2008’, Sunday Times), AX:alternative manga ( 'Best ten books of 2010’, Publishers Weekly), Parecomic (with an introduction by Noam Chomsky, his first contribution to a book in graphic form), Fight the Power! A Visual History of Protest Amongst the English Speaking Peoples’ (introduction by Tariq Ali). He is currently writing books for big Japanese publisher Kodansha, being the only British writer to do so. In fact, he is the only pro manga writer from Britain who lives in Japan. He is also the editor of the critically acclaimed collection 'AX:alternative manga' (one of Publishers Weekly's 'Best ten books of 2010' and nominated for a Harvey award). Working with Shambhala Publications in the US he has written a unique line of Japanese history/martial arts/Samurai books, including The Book of Five Rings, Hagakure, The 47 Ronin, and a biography of Musashi, with more on the way. His main influences remain British and American creators - such as Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Eddie Campbell and Harvey Pekar. He often gives lectures and talks about comics in schools and colleges.

NAMI TAMURA is a manga artist from Japan, now living in United Kingdom. As a young artist she received three prizes from the famous Japanese publishers Shougakukan and Kodansha, and she went on to work with Shougakukan on some of their weekly magazines. Now she is working as freelance artist in various fields. The Story of Lee volume 2 is her first book in English.

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