APE - Special Guest Announcement for Fanfare / Ponent Mon
This just confirmed from Fanfare / Ponent Mon at APE table #249:
Joining us at our table will be special guest Sean Michael Wilson, the editor of the upcoming AX Alternative Manga anthology from Top Shelf. Sean will handing out samplers of AX and will be presenting a talk about Gekiga (Dramatic Pictures) Manga on Sunday, from 5:00 - 5:45 pm at APE.
Here's the description from the APE programming guide:
5:00-5:45 AX and Gekiga: Alternative Manga in Japan-Sean Michael Wilson looks at the roots and contemporary state of indy/alternative manga in Japan, using rare and unseen visuals supplied by the original Gekiga creators of the 1950s and 1960s and info from the editors of AX, the premier alternative anthology in Japan today. Plus, a preview of the upcoming book AX Collection (Top Shelf), which presents a selection of this indy manga for the first time in English.
Sean has also been working closely with Fanfare / Ponent Mon and is due to take over translation of their series The times of Botchan from the Fifth Volume due in 2009.
Enjoy the weekend everyone!!