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Nina Matsumoto is a Japanese-Canadian Eisner Award-winning comic book artist.A Japanese-Canadian born in BC, Nina has always loved fantasy, science fiction, comics, Japanese art, and, of course, The Simpsons. Over the last decade, she’s spent much of her time drawing things and telling stories.In 2007 she uploaded a manga-style remix image of the Simpsons entitled “The Simpsonzu,” not expecting anything special. It became an overnight success. The appearance of “The Simpsonzu” on deviantART‘s front page caught the attention of the news aggregator Digg and the picture’s appearance on Digg caught the attention of everyone else. Suddenly she was being featured in numerous newspapers and magazines from all over the world and within a week, she got a call from Bongo Comics. They had a manga-style Simpsons story written and wanted her to draw it.Nina is still drawing Simpsons regularly for Bongo, and her Death Note parody “Murder She Wrote” (from Simpsons Treehouse of Horror #14), received an Eisner Award for “Best Short Story,” one of the most acclaimed award in comics. In addition, she created the graphic novel Yokaiden for Del Rey Manga, illustrated The Last Airbender Prequel: Zuko’s Story, and regularly designs for video game apparel companies like Fangamer, The Yetee, and Meat Bun.
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Join Prince Zuko on his journey of redemption as he sets out to find the Avatar, a mystical being that could restore balance to the four nations. Banished and scarred by his own father, Zuko wanders the earth in search of his only hope for salvation. Many people believe it's impossible to find the Avatar, but Zuko is determined to keep searching, despite the odds. Will he succeed in his quest for redemption? Find out in this epic tale of self-discovery and spiritual growth.
In "Sparks!" by Ian Boothby, two heroic cats, August and Charlie, pilot a powerful mechanical dog suit to save lives and thwart the evil plans of Princess, an alien intent on enslaving mankind. Though she may look innocent, Princess is clever, determined, and totally ruthless, making their job all the more difficult. Get ready for an exciting adventure with these feline heroes as they pull out all the stops to save the day.
A mechanical superhero dog named Sparks is defended by two cats, Charlie and August, until a second, evil Sparks causes trouble in the city. Everyone blames the real Sparks, so the cats set out to prove his innocence by uncovering the truth behind the chaos.
Explore the fascinating world of Japanese spirits with Yokaiden 2. Join Hamachi on his journey to find Madkap, the water spirit who he believes killed his grandmother. Armed with only a sacred rope and a lucky kappa's foot, Hamachi teams up with Lumi the talking lantern and an umbrella that belonged to his grandfather. Their first stop is the home of the legendary fox spirit, and to earn their help, Hamachi must retrieve three lost items. Dive into this thrilling adventure filled with twists and turns, and discover the hidden world of Yokai.
The Girl Who Married a Skull and Other African Stories
and Other African Stories (Cautionary Fables and Fairytales (1))
2018-10-02 (first published in 2014)
Experience the rich and vibrant storytelling traditions of Africa with "The Girl Who Married a Skull and Other African Stories." Delight in the clever and humorous tales of trickery, friendship, and bravery that have been passed down through generations. From talking animals to supernatural forces, these stories will captivate readers of all ages and leave them eager for more.
Discover a fantastical world of Japanese spirits, or Yokai, in this thrilling adventure. Follow young Hamachi as he seeks to prove that these creatures are not to be feared but can coexist peacefully with humans. When his grandmother passes away, he embarks on a journey into the Yokai realm filled with ogres, water spirits, and even a talking lantern. Will he be able to uncover the truth behind his grandmother's death, or be lost forever in another world?
"Tamamo the Fox Maiden and Other Asian Stories" is a captivating graphic novel that features a unique reimagining of popular Asian folktales. Filled with flying ogres, ghost pepper ghosts, and trickster tigers, this collection of lesser-known myths and legends spans across the entire Asian continent, from Tibet to Indonesia. With talented and diverse writers and illustrators, this second volume of the "Cautionary Fables and Fairy Tales" series promises an unexpected and thrilling journey for readers.