I have my own bonus feature on the new Mike Mignola documentary DRAWING MONSTERS. I am a huge fan of Mignola and Hellboy, and I talk about what folklore is, and how Mignola uses it in his series.
I’ll be presenting at the JET 35 Alumni Reunion along with filmmaker Aaron Woolfolk, talking about our time in Japan and how it set us on our paths.
Thrilled to be asked back to teach at the Michigan State University Translation Workshop. I get to co-present with the amazing Mari Morimoto about Sound Effects in Translation.
Excited to return to my hometown con as a Featured Guest!
Few things changed my life like the JET Program. How different things would be if I had never gotten on that plane to Japan, a place I had never been before.
Its an honor to be celebrated as one of their notable alumni.
My favorite anime/manga convention! Excited to be back!
I am SO excited to return to conventions and pleased as punch that my first con will be one of my favorites, Rose City Comic Con.
This webinar will be a lively conversation between two experts in yōkai, Michael Dylan Foster (Professor of Japanese, folklore and literature, UC Davis) and Zack Davisson (yōkai expert, author, translator of Mizuki Shigeru manga). Foster will examine the evolving roles of yōkai in Japanese history, folklore, literature and theater, focusing on some of the most important and well known examples of these supernatural creatures. Davisson will explore the influence of yōkai on modern-day manga, anime, video games and other aspects of modern Japanese culture. The conversation will be moderated by Meher McArthur, JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles Art and Cultural Director and curator of the exhibition NATURE/SUPERNATURE.
Learn more and register HERE!