Can you folk in HK read some of this Japanese kanji?
This is the cover of my new book, a 160 page manga -
"This graphic novel version of The Book of Five Rings, the iconic book of confrontation and victory by the famed seventeenth-century duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi, illuminates this brilliant manifesto, which has long inspired martial artists and anyone interested in cultivating a strategic mind. With evocative drawings and a distilled but faithful text adapted by acclaimed manga writer Sean Michael Wilson, The Book of Five Rings comes alive both...Read more
Comixology, the digital comics site for ipad, iphone, android, etc now has my book with NBM Publishing on it - The Story of Lee, set in HK.
You can download the digital version for only $7.99 (a mere snip, the paper one costs $11.99). It's my first English language digital book, although I have one out already in Japanese. 150 pages, mature manga story, art by Chie Kutuswada. There is also a 12 page free preview there on Comixology, as a taster. Nice!
The SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST will have an interview with me in their sunday 9th Jan edition.
I'm talking about my STORY OF LEE book that is set in Hong Kong - the book just arrived with me yesterday, and it looks great.
I intend to arrange a launch event for it in HK soon.
Check out the SCMP piece if you can!
Im back here again, again!
Here is the cover, and some snippets from great reviews, of the soon to be published
'AX: alternative manga', a collection of artistic style manga which i edited for the US publisher TOP SHELF:
"A world's worth of material, this is a book that every serious fan of manga should read." -- Jason Thompson, author of Manga: The Complete Guide
"Top Shelf's release of Ax is a giant leap forward for manga available in English... I got chills reading it.&q...Read more
Wow, I have not been on here for a LONG time!
I hope HK is stil there.... and slipped into the sea yet.
Here are more pages from my HK story,which is almost finished now.
Oh there is something I should have said already:
There is a widely held image, especially in the UK and USA, that comic books are for children and are inherently an immature art form. Thankfully this is 100% wrong and just a stereotypical image, not the reality. Just like you can make films for adults and films for children, or music for adults or music for children, so you can make comics aimed at adults, as well as those aimed at children...Read more
I'm off, again, to Hong Kong next week (2nd to 8th July).
Hoping to finish writing the script for the story set there, THE STORY OF LEE, while i'm actually in HK. Well i'm up to page 119 today, out of 150. So should be ok. Plus, of course, i will take IPPAI/LOTS more reference photos. Look out for real HK places and people in the book when it comes out... and here below is another page from the book, page 58 this time - with an event place building in panel 2 that most HK people on aliveenotdead shoul...Read more
A Scottish comic book writer living in Japan? - Now, thats rare!