Sean, of NBM book ‘The Story of Lee’ here, with a bit of good news came this week:
My ‘AX:alternative manga’ collection was picked as one of the ‘Best books of 2010′ by the big industry magazine Publisher Weekly:
Out of the 1000’s of comics published this year they pick only TEN as the ‘cream of the crop’. And my AX book is one of them!
Here, guys and gals, is more from THE STORY OF LEE. This shows a scene in which Lee engages with some intimate, if silly, girls talk – while a spurned admirer stands outside alone, signing at young girls beauty just out of reach. Poor wee lad.
‘The Story of Lee’ is out in Diamond’s October Previews catalogue, (OCT101070, its on page 291) – order it now please!
I was just in the USA again, at a convention held in Minneapolis College of Art and Design – a good little academic style con, with cosplay fun thrown in. I made a talk about ‘Ax and Gekiga: maturer style manga’, to a full house and a good reception – thank you all. and thanks to ‘Big Brain comics’ in Minneapolis, that hosted an after party for me on sunday night. and NICE! to the ‘Brit Bar’ there, who gave me a chance to eat ‘Flake’ and ‘Curly wurly’ chocolate bars from Britain! The ‘Ax: alternative manga’ book continues to get very positive critical and public reaction… plus my Kodansha book ‘Hagakure’ sold well among the manga fans at the con. But now I came back to Japan – my adopted home!
THE STORY OF LEE, my book with NBM is out now in diamond’s October PREVIEWS catalogu, so book your order now shops and people! Its an original story by myself, not an adaptation this time! Although its not a true story, I use many autobiographical aspects in it, plus a lot of references to real places in Hong Kong, where the story is set. The focus of the story is on the female’s character’s point of view regarding her relationship with her western boyfriend and strict father. The book should appeal to late teenage and older females readers who dig the more sophisticated ‘shoujo’ style, or the mature ‘Josei’ manga style.
Since the art is by a Japanese lady, Chie Kutsuwada, then I hope that manga purist’s will find it acceptable too – ongaishimasu! The above pages are a scene where Lee has a heart to heart with her dying grandmother.
Oh, a neat little bit of coincidence – as I was writing this my friend was looking through “Erotic Comics vol 2′ from the UK publisher ILEX. As I went over i saw that they were reading a bit that describes such erotic comics by NBM!
Its Sean Michael Wilson, first time on NBM’s blog.
My book is out in October’s Previews Catalogue
THE STORY OF LEE
Written by my own wee brain, and illustrated by Japanese artist, Chie Kutsuwada. I am not sure if she has a wee brain or not, and it might be rude to ask!