Traveling to Japan has never been so much fun – visit the land of anime, manga, cosplay, hot springs and sushi!
This full-color graphic novel guidebook is the first of it’s kind exploring Japanese culture from a cartoonist’s perspective. Cool Japan Guide takes you on a fun tour from the high-energy/urban streets of Tokyo to the peaceful Zen gardens and Shinto shrines of Kyoto and introduces you to: the exciting world of Japanese food – from bento to sushi and everything in between. Whether you’re ready to hop a plane and travel to Japan tomorrow, or interested in Japanese pop culture, this fun and colorful travelogue by noted comic book artist and food blogger Abby Denson, husband Matt, friend Yuuko, and sidekick, Kitty Sweet Tooth, will present Japan in a unique and fascinating way.
Lulu Award-winner Abby Denson has scripted for The Amazing Sprider-man, The Powerpuff Girls and other comics. Her graphic novel Dolltopia won a Bronze International Manga Award and the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award. Her popular blog The City Sweet Tooh is an online tour of New York’s best bakeries, pastry shops, and cafes. You can view her work at abbycomix.com and citysweettooth.com.
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Cartoonists Timothy Piotrowski (Glitch, Kool Aid Gets Fired), Abby Denson (Tough Love, Dolltopia), and Ivan Velez (Static, Tales From The Closet) sign on Wednesday, June 22 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.
Jim Hanley’s Universe
4 West 33rd St, New York, NY 10001
Hope Larson (Salamander Dreams, Chiggers), Abby Denson (Tough Love, Dolltopia), Paige Pumphrey, Monica Gallagher (Gods and Undergrads), Katie Skelly (Nurse Nurse!!), Colleen Frakes (Tragic Relief, Woman King), Lucy Kinsley (Radiator Days, French Milk) and Rachel Freire sign on THURSDAY, APRIL 8th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM hosted by Jim Hanley’s Universe! More information on their blog.
Jim Hanley’s Universe, 4 West 33rd St, New York, NY 10001
Saturday October 24, 1-4 pm
Comicopia, 464 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2734