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The Mammoth Book of Best New Mangaby Ilya
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Here comes the new breed! The first full-length anthology of best new manga, by the brightest young talents in the field. Bursting with energy and imagination, this collection features the most exciting new work by western manga-ka Japanese style comics being produced by western artists. Contributors include promising stars like Michiru Morikawa, winner of the Grand Prize of the International Manga and Anime Festival, Selina Dean and Asia Alfasi, as well as established names such as Andi Watson and Craig Conlan. Over 500 pages long, the anthology showcases more than fifteen new stories, complete and unabridged. Many expand on the limited popular conception of 'big-eyed' manga in original and unexpected ways — home-grown stories that speak directly to western audiences. The collection follows the format of the benchmark annual Mammoth anthologies of science fiction and horror, and includes a brief introduction to each contributor.
About the Author
Ilya is a widely respected graphic artist and author known for fostering new talent. He has worked for almost every comics publisher including Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Deadline and Tundra, as well as on assignment to Kodansha, Japan's publishing giant, as a manga-ka. His graphic novel The End of the Century Club was voted Best Graphic Novel at the 1997 UK Comic Art Convention. He also runs a cartooning workshop for children in hospital.
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