My Brother’s Husband got an award on Japan Media Arts Festival

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Otôto No Otto (My Brother’s Husband) got Excellence Award of Manga Division on 19th Japan Media Arts Festival.

What is Japan Media Arts Festival? The official site explains;

The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (=Media Geijutsu) that honors outstanding works from a diverse range of media – from animation and comics to media art and games. The festival gives awards in each of its four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. It also provides a platform for appreciation of the award-winning and other notable works. Since its inception in 1997, the festival has recognized significant works of high artistry and creativity, and in addition to a yearly Exhibition of Award-winning Works has held other events, such as symposiums, screenings, and showcases. Last year, the 18th Festival received 3,853 works from 71 countries and regions around the world, demonstrating is continuing evolution as an established annual international festival. Award-winning works are exhibited both within Japan and abroad through various projects and events organized by The Agency of Cultural Affairs which aims to develop and promote the creation of Media Arts by focussing primarily on the new generation of artists.

How does it means? My friend Chris who is a director of Toronto Comics and Arts Festival said;

So, now I’m very happy! And maybe my characters are too! 😉

Otôto No Otto (My Brother’s Husband) volume 2 in Japanese edition will be released on January 12th, 2016.

Exhibition (Nov. 6 – 18) and book signing (Nov. 7) in Paris


Solo exhibition: Tagame Dessins Hardcore

From November 6th to 18th at ArtMenParis gallery
Opening party: November 6th (Fri), 17:00 – 22:00 (Facebook event page)
*On the other days, the gallery opens for appointment only.
The Contracts of the Fall (2015) pen, ink & alcohol ink marker
*Untrimed full image is here.

Book signing

November 7th (Sat), 15:00 – 16:30 at Les Mots a la Bouche (Facebook event page)
*New English translated comic book, The Contracts Of The Fall, will be on pre-sale!

Let’s come and hug with me!