Ephemeral Tidbits – New Reviews For NBM Favorites

May 3, 2012 by  
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It’s always nice to see that a book lives on beyond it’s release date.  Hopefully being shared and recommended to like minded readers. Teacher Librarian Magazine‘s Joe Sutliff Sanders recently took a look at Sean Michael Wilson and Chie Kutsuwada’s The Story of Lee commenting: “Drawn with the iconic faces and screen-tones manga aficionados cherish, […]

Kirkus on Sacco: ‘another great contribution to the country’s wealth of graphic lit.”

August 11, 2011 by  
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Well, we were going to highlight some other books this time but NO! Geary’s  Sacco & Vanzetti hogs everyone’s attention! This time with a great review from the influential Kirkus Reviews, putting it in with “The 13 Can’t Miss Graphic Novels of 2011″. Calling him ‘legendary,’ they quote him about the book and state: “Chalk one more up for the history […]

Talk at Glasgow

I came back from Glasgow, where I attended Glasgow Film Festival and talked about manga in general and my work, of course including the Story of Lee,  with Paul Gravett and Sean (via Skype!), last night. At the talk, I showed this image to the audience and explained my working process. When I create stories […]

“An appealing cross-cultural love story.”

February 23, 2011 by  
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    “Story of Lee handles its appealing cross-cultural love story with a deft sweetness.” Says Bill Sherman of Blogcritics, also on Seattle Post Intelligencer Salvatore gets a “Highly recommended!” from Sequential Tart with a grade of 8/10. And yet another review for The Broadcast from Rob Clough over at The Comics Journal. Interestingly, he […]

Sean Michael Wilson at Anime League

I have been invited to be a ‘creator in residence’ thing on a popular anime/manga website, called ANIME LEAGUE, which has about 20,000 members it seem. And it looks like all of them have posted some questions for me on their forum already!: http://www.animeleague.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=203&t=125581 So, I better going an answer some… including posting some pages […]

Story of Lee: Young Women Should Eat this One Up.

January 24, 2011 by  
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On Elephant Man by Greg Houston, while Robot 6 on CBR thought it “a bit too self-aware and a bit too in love with how “zany” it is,” Chris Mautner also went on to say: “Still, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t laugh several times and the plot is a lot tighter than […]

reactions to Story of Lee, Salvatore and The Broadcast

January 12, 2011 by  
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For Salvatore: “This fun, heartfelt and blithe book is a joy to read and one of the best and most imaginative books NBM has published in recent years.” Comics Waiting Room “it’s a solidly entertaining, quiet story of possible love and family entanglements.” Says Antick Musings of our brand new Story of Lee by Sean […]

South China Morning Post.

December 26, 2010 by  
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The Hong Kong based newspaper ‘The South China Morning Post’ will feature an interview with me (or someone who looks a lot like me anyway) s. I discuss The Story of Lee a lot in that. Of course, because the story is SET in HK! That is coming out the first week of 2011 i […]

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

December 25, 2010 by  
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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 […]

Reactions to Sean Wilson’s Story of Lee

November 18, 2010 by  
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We’ve received two great endorsements on Sean Michael (“AX: Alternative Manga”) Wilson and Chie Kutsuwada’s upcoming Story of Lee, shipping next month: “The fear of cultural imperialism, the dread of loss, the collapse of family, the still-prevalent and widespread sexism in both Eastern and Western society – big themes, but present in every intercultural love […]

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