Award-winning artist Yumi Sakugawa’s book There is No Right Way to Meditate is an illustrated guide on how to lead a more peaceful and balanced life. it’s also a tour through the ups and downs of life, and offers awesome and relatable advice on how we can all love ourselves a little more as we weather our collective emotional storms. Brilliant, beautiful, badass, and with captivating ink illustrations and encouraging ideas, this new work is as enchanting as Yumi’s previous titles, I Think I’m in Friend-Love with You and Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe.
Yumi Sakugawa is a comic book artist, illustrator, and the author of I Think I Am in Friend-Love with You and Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe. A graduate from the fine art program of University of California, Los Angeles, she is a regular comic contributor to WonderHowTo and The Rumpus. Her short comic stories have been selected as Notable Comics of 2012 and 2013 by the Best American Comics Anthology editors (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), and her comic works have also been published in Bitch, The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014, Folio, Fjords Review, Slake, and other publications. She lives in Los Angeles.
1644 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Yumi Sakugawa signs at Skylight Books on Monday, November 2, 2015 at 7:30 pm!
In There Is No Right Way to Meditate, award-winning artist Yumi Sakugawa helps you tap into your inner self and finally find the peace that you’ve been seeking. Each page offers a unique perspective on how to lead a more mindful life, with captivating ink illustrations and encouraging words like, “it’s okay if the only thing you did today was breathe.” From simple ways to get rid of a bad mood to instructions for making your intentions come true, her lessons will inspire you to become more aware of the present moment and find stillness no matter where you go.
Yumi Sakugawa is an Ignatz Awards nominated comic book artist and the author of I Think I Am in Friend-Love With You and Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One With The Universe. Her comics have also appeared in The Believer, Bitch, the Best American NonRequired Reading 2014, The Rumpus, Folio, Fjords Review, and other publications. A graduate from the fine art program of University of California, Los Angeles, she lives in Los Angeles.
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
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Yumi Sakugawa signs at Mission: Comics & Art on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 6:00 pm!
Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110
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Please join us as one of Skylight Books’ favorite (and best-selling) artists celebrates the launch of her newest book.
Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe erases the boundaries of the standard self-help book and sets you free on a visual journey of self-discovery. Inside you will find nine metaphysical lessons set against a surreal backdrop of intricate ink illustrations and dreamlike instructions that require you to open your heart to unexplored inner landscapes. From setting fire to your anxieties to sharing a cup of tea with your inner demons, you will learn how to let go and truly connect with the world around you.
Whether you need a little inspiration or a completely new life direction, Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe provides you with the necessary push to find your true path—and a whimsical adventure to enjoy on the way there.
Yumi Sakugawa is a comic book artist and the author of I Think I Am in Friend-Love with You. She is a regular comic contributor to The Rumpus and Wonderhowto.com, and her short comic stories “Mundane Fortunes for the Next Ten Billion Years” and “Seed Bomb” were selected as Notable Comics of 2012 and 2013 respectively by the Best American Comics series editors (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Her comics have also appeared in Bitch, the Best American NonRequired Reading 2014, Folio, Fjords Review, and other publications. A graduate from the fine art program of University of California, Los Angeles, she lives in southern California. Visit her on the web at www.yumisakugawa.com.
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
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Yumi Sakugawa appears at Austin Books & Comics on Wednesday, October 1st from 4:00 – 7:00 pm to celebrate the release of her new book, Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe!
Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
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Come for readings from their new works debuting at the Small Press Expo
MariNaomi’s new graphic novel: Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories
Yumi Sakugawa’s new graphic novel: Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One With the Universe
James Kochalka’s new graphic novel: FUNGUS: The Unbearable Rot of Being
Box Brown’s new anthology volume: Number 2
They will also be signing and perhaps creating some art for the audience? Snacks and drinks will be served.
Big Planet Comics
7315 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740
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Cartoonist Yumi Sakugawa discusses and signs I Think I Am in Friend-Love with You at Book Soup on June 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm!
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
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This Valentine’s Day, join GiantRobot and L.A. Zine Fest for a night of visual comic readings by 7 different comic book artists and zine-makers on the eternal themes of love, relationships, heartbreak, friend-crushes, online dating and more.
Short comic readings by comic book artists and zine-makers based in Los Angeles and beyond:
Bangs & Beard
A book reading and signing of I THINK I AM IN FRIEND-LOVE WITH YOU by Yumi Sakugawa.
Zine prizes and give-aways at the end of the night.
Friend-Love with Benefits
February 14th, 2014
7:00PM – 10:00PM
More about the performers:
Bangs and Beard are comics by cartoonist couple Melinda Tracy Boyce (“The Melinderly”, “AOA”) and Aaron Whitaker (“The City Troll”, “The Awkward Quarterly”). They started making comics together in Portland, OR and now live in Los Angeles, CA with their two rad rats. BangsAndBeardComics.com
South Pasadena-based artist, Jesse Tise graduated from Art Center College of Design with a BFA in illustration. He works both as an printmaking instructor and a freelance illustrator. In his free time, he keeps busy painting, drawing, and printmaking personal projects, and playing tug-o-war with his black giant schnauzer, Samson. jessetise.com
Kelsey is a cat admirer from Los Angeles and transplanted to NYC. Burgeoning illustrator and zine maker. Still figuring things out. nowhereplace.com
MariNaomi is the author and illustrator of the award-winning graphic memoir Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22, the upcoming books Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories and Turning Japanese, and her self-published zine, Estrus Comics (1998 to 2009). Her comics and essays have been featured on The Rumpus, The Weeklings, Truth-out, SFBay.CA, The Comics Journal, The Bay Citizen, XOJane and more. Learn more at marinaomi.com.
Nick Sumida is a cartoonist hailing from Aiea, HI. He has worked as a storyboard artist on animated shows like Comedy Central’s “Ugly American’s” and the upcoming “Bad Seeds” from Nickelodeon, and his comics can be seen floating around tumblr. His debut comics collection, “Snackies”, is being published by Youth In Decline in Spring 2014. nsumida.tumblr.com
Yumi Sakugawa is a comic book artist and the author of I Think I Am In Friend-Love With You (Adams Media 2013). A graduate of the fine art program of University of California, Los Angeles, Yumi is a regular comic contributor to The Rumpus and WonderHowTo. She also loves coffee and tacos. yumisakugawa.com
2062 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
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3620 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21211
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Join Left Bank Books Collective and Yumi Sakugawa for a reading and signing of her new book – I THINK I AM IN FRIEND-LOVE WITH YOU
Based on the viral web comic of the same name, I THINK I AM IN FRIEND-LOVE WITH YOU is a purely platonic(?) love letter to the super-awesome bond you share with someone you definitely want to hang out with and swap favorite books with, but definitely do not(?) want to swap saliva or hold hands with.
A book reading and presentation by the author will be followed by a signing.
Free and open to the public!
Left Bank Books
92 Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101