Jiraiya appears to sign books at San Francisco’s fantastic Cartoon Art Museum at 2:00pm on March 21st! Come meet one of the world’s greatest gay cartoonists in person.
Making his first ever public appearance, the artist known as JIRAIYA is coming to America in a series of signings and speaking events in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. The legendary Japanese artist will be signing limited edition giclee prints, Japanese-language editions of his collected comics and illustration work, as well as English translations and apparel for MASSIVE, at a variety of bookstores, galleries and academic institutions.
Most recently featured on the cover of Fantagraphics’ critically acclaimed gay manga anthology, Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It, Jiraiya’s artwork has entertained audiences around the world since 1998, when his musclebound pinups debuted in G-men magazine. Guy Trebay at The New York Times has described Jiraiya’s figures as “jolly, hairy Asian men of refrigerator scale.”
Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Anne Ishii and Chip Kidd appear at Kinokuniya Bookstore on Wednesday February 25, 2015 at 6:00 PM!
Spreading the message of big, burly, and cuddly gay erotic manga isn’t an easy job, but someone has to do it. Continuing their holy pilgrimage to bring Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It to the world is editor Anne Ishii, known for her previous work on The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame: Master of Gay Erotic Manga, and designer extraordinaire, Chip Kidd. For this stretch of their gospel, they’re heading to one of the most wonderful bookstores in the world, Kinokuniya.
If you’ve never been to one of their US or international locations, get ready to find everything from magazines, to art supplies, manga, stuffed animals, imported books, and dreams coming true. Such an iconic place is the perfect location for a night of massive fun on February 25th, at 6 PM. Bring your money to buy a fresh new copy, or haul in your already well worn and broken in one for a signing by the amazing team.
This book has proven to be a critical and fan favorite, as you intimately get to know some of the most iconic creators of the transformative gay erotic manga genre. Candid interviews, photographs, and of course their comics, make this anthology a must have for any fans of art, art history, or if you’re just curious about what this world is all about.
1073 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10018
Anne Ishii, Graham Kolbeins, and Chip Kidd appear at Fantom Comics on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 7:00 till 9:00 PM to sign Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It!
2010 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Anne Ishii, Graham Kolbeins, and Chip Kidd appear at Giovanni’s Room on Tuesday, January 20th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM to celebrate the release of Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It.
345 South 12th Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
Brian Wood and Fred Van Lente sign at Midtown Comics Downtown to celebrate not being at Comic Con this Saturday July 20th! Plus Sales and Giveaways All Day Long! Details on their Facebook page!
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038
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Graham Crackers Comics – CHICAGO LOOP
77 E. Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60602
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Writer Brian Wood signs at The Beguiling on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 3:00 PM!
601 Markham Street, Toronto, ON M6G 2L7