Tag: Graphic Novels & Comics

New Release: Secrets of the Ninja

ABOUT THE BOOK Secrets of the Ninja combines the page-turning excitement of its genre with a fierce authenticity, telling the story of Nagata Saburo as he teaches his son, Hisaaki, the weapons, secret tactics, and values of the ninja. Set against the backdrop of the Sengoku-period Japanese culture, the book elegantly interweaves a coming-of-age narrative …continue

How to Write a Manga or Comic Script

To celebrate the launch of Secrets of the Ninja on July 7th, author Sean Michael Wilson explains to readers how comic books and manga are actually written. Using examples from his own book, he guides us through each step! Guest Post by Sean Michael Wilson Of course almost everyone knows about comic books, but almost no one …continue

How to Camoflauge like a Ninja

written by Sean Michael Wilson, illustrated by Akiko Shimojima   Set in feudal Japan, Secrets of the Ninja tells the story of Hisaaki and Norio as they learn the essential tactics, weapons, and values of shinobi from Master Nagata Saburo. Join them for a lesson as Nagata-Sensei explains how to master two vital ninja traits: assimilation …continue

Watch the trailer for The Diary of a Teenage Girl

First released in 2002, Phoebe Gloeckner’s The Diary of Teenage Girl, tells the provocative and often wrenching story of fifteen-year-old Minnie Goetze, who longs for love and acceptance and struggles with her own precocious sexuality. According to The San Francisco Chronicle, “Minnie is one of the most believable teenage protagonists ever written, a complicated, contradictory child posing as a woman. Her ‘Diary’ is a …continue

Women’s History Spotlight: The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Only about half of us will ever really know what it’s like to be a teenage girl. Others depend on stories to better understand the experience, which can be difficult to tell, and even harder to portray authentically. Yet, this year’s Sundance Festival saw the premiere of a film that depicts the raw emotion of female adolescence perhaps more …continue