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!!!
Friday, March 30th Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Translators in Conversation
A conversation between translators Zack Davisson and Jay Rubin.
Friday, March 30th Time: 8:15pm – 9:15pm
The Demonic Legend of Devilman Crybaby
A look at the history and legacy of Devilman, with Devilman translator Zack Davisson and fan Karleen Tromblay.
Saturday, March 31th Room: Panels 4 (4C-4) Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Supernatural Cats of Japan – Bakeneko, Nekomata, and other Kaibyo!
All cats are magical, but the cats of Japan have their own secrets. If they live long enough, their tails split, they stand on their hind legs, and they start to dance. Come learn some of the secrets of these bakeneko from yokai scholar and author of Supernatural Cats of Japan Zack Davisson
Sunday, April 1st Room: Panels 4 (4C-4)
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
A Brief History of Yokai
From Godzilla to Pokémon, Japan is monster country. And all of Japan’s monsters have their roots in the bizarre menagerie of creatures called yokai. Noted monster scholar and yokai folklorist Zack Davisson guides you through the history behind yokai; a journey from the invisible monsters of the Heian period to the yokai catalogs of Edo.
I’ll be at SakuraCon 20018 in Seattle, WA March 30th – April 1st! I have several panels, and when I am not at one of those you can find me with my publisher Chin Music Press where I will have copies of Kaibyo: The Supernatural Cats of Japan for sale!!!
Hope to see you there!