MY NEW BOOK! A Kid's Guide to Anime & Manga: Exploring the History of Japanese Animation and Comics!
On Sale Now!
Hark! It is publishing day for my brand-new book! A Kid's Guide to Anime & Manga: Exploring the History of Japanese Animation and Comics! Authored by Patrick Macias (that’s me), Samuel Sattin, and featuring pulse-pounding illustrations by Utomaru!
Here’s all the details that art fit to print!
An accessible, inclusive guide aimed at helping young fans celebrate their okatu spirit by sharing the history of anime and manga while giving young readers advice on how to explore and interact with this fandom.
Whether they're watching anime on Netflix and Crunchyroll or bringing home stacks of manga from the library or bookstore, there is no denying that young fans need a guidebook to help them navigate this geeky space. Written by anime and manga fans, writers, and reviewers Samuel Sattin and Patrick Macias, A Kid's Guide to Anime & Manga includes chapters on:
History and importance of anime and manga
Breakdowns of how anime and manga are made
Recommendations of popular series and films to enjoy
Pro-tips on how to create your own anime and manga and to be involved in cosplay communities
A Kid's Guide to Anime & Manga is packed with eye-catching two-color illustrations, fascinating facts, inspiring interviews, a glossary, and more to help young fans navigate and contribute to the growing anime and manga space.
"This engaging and well-researched guide features interviews, in-depth historical and cultural information, and essential contextual information within an exciting and easy-to-read format. Illustrated with vivid pink and purple original illustrations from Utomaru that contextualize the subject charmingly, this guide is a kawaii dream for any anime and manga fan."
ABOUT THE CREATORS
Patrick Macias is the editor in chief of Otaku USA magazine, the founding editor of Crunchyroll News, and the author of numerous books about Japanese pop culture, including TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion. In addition to contributing liner notes to the Criterion Collection and Arrow Video, he also wrote the original story for the anime series URAHARA, which was simulcast globally in 2017. Born and raised in Sacramento, California, Patrick now lives in Tokyo, Japan. Learn more at www.patrickmaciaswrites.com
Samuel Sattin is a writer and coffee addict. He adapted the Academy Award nominated film WolfWalkers into a graphic novel, and is the writer of forthcoming books such as Buzzing and Side Quest. His previously published books include Legend, Bezkamp, and The Silent End. Additionally, his non-fiction work has appeared in The Nib, NPR, and elsewhere, and he works in animation development. Graduating with an MFA in Comics from California College of the Arts and a Creative Writing MFA from Mills College, he now lives in Oakland, California with his wife/assassin and two cats. Learn more at www.samuelsattin.com
Utomaru is a freelance illustrator, art director, and graphic designer based in Tokyo, Japan. She studied graphic design at Tama Art University, where she developed her art style: bold line art, vivid colors, and dynamic composition. Her main influences are cartoons by the Fleischer Studio, movie posters from the 1960s to the 1980s, and American and Japanese comics and animation. She is the illustrator of the books Kitty Sweet Tooth and Kitty Sweet Tooth Makes a Movie. You can find her art here online.
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