I attended the American Writers and Writing Program (AWP) conference this weekend, where I did a panel on Asian Ghosts with M Thomas Gammarino, Leanne Dunic, and Khaty Xiong. It was a fascinating panel and I was honored to be a part of it.
Afterwards, one of the attendees showed me her sketchbook. She had been live sketching the panel, and did an amazing job!
My first book “Yurei: The Japanese Ghost” has been translated into Spanish and will be published by Satori Ediciones. Their design for the book looks great!! Very exciting!
The Polish translation of my book Yurei: The Japanese Ghost is officially available!!!
I will be a guest presenter at the 42nd annual Powell Street Festival in Vancouver, Canada this weekend. Looking forward to it!
Local newspaper The Stranger spotlighted my book Kaibyo: The Supernatural Cats of Japan, as well as my upcoming event at Meowtropolitan cat café.
I was honored to meet Harvard professor and Murakami Haruki translator Jay Rubin for another Translation Battle! I translated a portion of Shin’ichi Hoshi’s short story “Shoulder-Top Secretary” while Jay translated a few pages from Queen Emeraldas. Then the battle began!
What is the sound of an eyeball that slips out of a putrefying corpse? What is the sound of reality being rent asunder? I wrote a piece on translating sound effects in comics for the Global Literature in Libraries Initiative.
Check it out!
I’ll be at Phoenix Comics on May 5th in Seattle, WA for Free Comic Book Day again this year, with pals G. Willow Wilson and Lonnie Mann.
Come and see us!!!
I had a great event at the Academy of Reason and Wonder where I debated my friend Ivan Schneider. We each did a presentation then debated five audience-submitted questions. The audience voted after each question to see who won, and then the totals were added up to declare a winner. Needless to say–Cat’s won!
It was the first sold out show they had at the Academy of Reason and Wonder. It was ridiculously fun and I thank our hosts and everyone who came to play along!
Things might have gotten a little weird at some points…
SakuraCon was amazing! My Supernatural Cats of Japan filled the panel room and they had to cap the line at about 250 people. We then had a complete sell-out of the my book, Kaibyo: The Supernatural Cats of Japan!
If you missed out on in at SakuraCon, you can get it here!!!