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Sean Michael Wilson
Sean Michael Wilson is a Harvey and Eisner nominated comic book writer from Scotland, who now lives in Japan. He has had more than a dozen books published with a variety of US, UK and Japanese publishers. Although also writing 'western' style graphic novels, such as adaptations of classical... show more



Sean Michael Wilson is a Harvey and Eisner nominated comic book writer from Scotland, who now lives in Japan. He has had more than a dozen books published with a variety of US, UK and Japanese publishers. Although also writing 'western' style graphic novels, such as adaptations of classical novels, he often works with Japanese and Chinese artists on manga style books. He is currently the only British creator writing books for big Japanese publisher Kodansha. He is also the editor of the critically acclaimed collection 'AX:alternative manga' (one of Publishers Weekly's 'Best ten books of 2010' and nominated for a Harvey Award) and writer of the Stan Lee Award winning adaptation of 'Sweeney Todd. In 2016 his book 'The Faceless Ghost' was nominated for the prestigious Eisner Book Awards, and has already received a medal in the 2016 'Independent Publisher Book Awards'.He has given talks on Gekiga style manga and AX in the USA, UK and Japan, to try to increase knowledge of mature, literary style manga. He has received several grants from both the English arts council and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation in support of his publications. In general, Wilson has attempted to do comic books that are different from the normal superhero/fantasy brands, working with a variety of 'non-comic book' organisations in the process. His book with War on Want, 'Iraq:Operation Corporate Takeover' was reported on by a variety of mainstream agencies - such as Reuters, CCTV in China and several Middle Eastern magazines. His main influences remain British and American creators - such as Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Eddie Campbell and Harvey Pekar.http://seanmichaelwilson.weebly.comhttp://sean-michael-wilson.blogspot.com/Twitter: @SeanMichaelWord

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Danielle's Reading Adventures
Danielle's Reading Adventures rated it 2 years ago
Beautiful art with eerie storytelling. I wish this was a series. I would so keep reading these. I still intend to read the original stories, but this was great as a visual format to some great classic horror I hadn't yet got around to reading except for one very scary story by Hearn I read in an ant...
I'm Reading Comeeks
I'm Reading Comeeks rated it 3 years ago
A nice adaptation of some of Lafcadio Hearn's most famously translated creepy Japanese folk tales. Of course the beloved Faceless Ghost would be front and center! At least there are no Windego. Though the Yuki-Onna comes pretty close. Each story, from Hoichi the Earless to the story of a woman ...
Familiar Diversions
Familiar Diversions rated it 5 years ago
The Story of Lee focuses on Lee's relationship with her family, her love of British music, her desire to go to London, and her attraction to Matt, a handsome foreign man. Lee is in her early twenties and lives in Hong Kong. On the one hand, she is told she must show her father respect and keep in m...
Gypsy Librarian on Books
Gypsy Librarian on Books rated it 5 years ago
A new review at The Itinerant Librarian of this adaptation of a classic Japanese story. Click on the link to read the full review. Link: http://itinerantlibrarian.blogspot.com/2013/11/booknote-47-ronin.html
TheTick
TheTick rated it 5 years ago
The 47 Ronin adapts a classic Japanese story of Bushido, the Samurai code of honor. This particular adaptation is in graphic novel form, having been written by Sean Michael Wilson and Akiko Shimojima handling the art duties. It follows the tale of a group of samurai, disgraced and left leaderless ...
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