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“For poems are not, as people think, simply emotions (one has emotions early enough)—they are experiences,” … Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Memoir Monday and The Princess of Tennis: My year working in Japan as an assistant Manga Artist by Jamie Lynn Lao

The Princess of Tennis: My Year working in Japan as an assistant Manga artist by Jamie Lynn Lao seems like a fitting memoir for Manga week. This is on my TBR list simply because it's an inside look at working in the world of Manga. The book is based on Jamie's blog, www.jamieism.com/.

Here's the book description that Jamie shared with the online book sites...

The true story of one girl-- an American living and working in Tokyo-- and the crazy experience of working in a world-famous manga studio. Based on the blog, "Living Tall in Japan."

Not much of a description, but enough to make me want to quench my curiosity of how she landed that job and how those manga books are created. Jamie's blog posts from before the book was self-published are still there and follow her journey as an assistant without having to buy her book if you'd rather just read her blog. The book is the compilation of the blog posts with editing. Here's a great interview with Jamie from Organization Anti-Social Geniuses .

Ever have ambitions of being a Manga artist working in Japan? You can read how Jamie Lynn Lano did it in her book!

*Tomorrow on Manga Week, we talk about 2 series that will warm your heart...

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