Find me at
Comic Art Tokyo -
I am one of the directors of Comic Art Tokyo.
I am an assistant editor of the Bartkira art collective project. I also run the Bartkira website.
Black Hook Press -
I run Black Hook Press, a small publisher of western and Japanese graphic novels. Our 2014 graphic novel Masterplasty came 6th in the Gaiman awards (http://gaiman.jp/archive/2014.html).
Hakusen Gallery -
I am a partner and I organise and curate shows for Hakusen gallery in Asagaya. Hakusen is an independent gallery that organises exhibitions of artists we like (we do not charge to exhibit).
We have sister galleries in New York and Los Angeles. We collaborate on zines and shows with our sister galleries.
Sakura Medal Program -
I run the website for the Sakura Medal reading program.
I organise visits and talks to Japan by western illustrators and comic artists.
Coffee, vintage bikes and riding them, old books, street fashion, and being a bit intense at times, they are my other interests.
Translation and other stuff.
Adobe CC suite.
31 August 2015
Collaboration with awesome New Zealand artist T-Wei (http://t-wei.tumblr.com/) to produce a patch for Bartkira contributing artists
and people working on the project. t-wei is AWESOME!
Took about 3 months of ping pong emails with the patch company to get the patch looking how we wanted.
24 October 2015
New Business Card. Designed in collab with Nic Gazin, Artistic Director for Vice.com
Nic recently did the art direction for RUN THE JEWELS and I really liked what he did for them so asked him for something along the same lines as im a RTJ fan.
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29 October 2015
A 'guerilla' style pop up exhibition held at the Lakes international comic festival in the U.K. Bartkira was exhibited at one of the 3 main locations.
Foot traffic for the festival weekend was approx 14,000.
A review of the festival (and the Bartkira show) can be found here-
We asked Atsushi Kaneko to create a character for our first poster/catalogue/staff t-shirts for the festival in July. He came up with the 'Cat Woman'
We wanted to pay homage to GARO, an avante garde comic magazine from the 60-70s. The festival and it's organisers have close ties with... continue reading (0, 1 image)
4 November 2016
We recently interviewed Chip Kidd for the Black Hook Press blog
I saw him when he did a talk in Tokyo a few years ago (http://www.nippon.com/en/views/b02904/) , and recently he has
been doing more design work in the comic and manga field of book publishing
so it... continue reading (0, 1 image)