Manga Artist Steve Bennett Added to Otakon Guest Roster

Washington, D.C. (July 11, 2019) – Manga artist Steve Bennett has been added to the guest roster at Otakon 2019, according to Otakorp Inc.

Bennett worked on anime in Tokyo with Noburu Furusei ('New Dominion Tank Police," "Lupin III," and more) at Studio Aoehyma in the 1980s. He worked on series like "Urusei Yatsura" and "Yamamoto," as well, before returning to the States.

Bennett was with Studio Ironcat, a manga-publication company, from 1997 to 2004. He's worked on several web comics, including "The Angel of St. Thomas" and "Baba Bhalu." In addition, he's attended numerous conventions, teaching cel painting classes and drawing on anything that moves. Bennett has also done guest speaker gigs at institutions such as the Iowa Museum of Art and the Freer Gallery of Art.

Currently, Steve is working on commissioned projects.

Otakon 2019 will be held July 26-28, 2019 at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its twenty-sixth year, Otakon is an annual celebration of Japanese and East Asian popular culture, and also one of the largest gatherings of fans in the United States. Otakon celebrates popular culture as a gateway to deeper understanding of Asian culture, and has grown along with the enthusiasm for anime, manga, video games, and music from the Far East. Historically, Otakon has drawn up to 34,000 people for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 100,000 turnstile attendees). Otakon is a membership based convention sponsored by Otakorp, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based, 501(c)3 educational non- profit whose mission is to promote the appreciation of Asian culture, primarily through its media and entertainment. Otakorp, Inc. is directed by an all-volunteer, unpaid staff – we are run by fans, for fans.

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