Roland Kelts to Discuss the Hybrid Roots of Manga at the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium



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The Hybrid Roots of Manga

Tuesday, May 10 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Parsons Illustration – 2 W. 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

Admission: Free

As part of the 156th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium, Roland Kelts, the author of the critically acclaimed bestseller Japanamerica, discusses how the influx of American and other Western cultural artifacts after World War II evolved into a form of expression whose visual and narrative characteristics are today considered distinctively Japanese.

Kelts’s articles, essays, and fiction are published in The New Yorker, Time, the Wall Street Journal, The Village Voice, Newsweek Japan, Vogue, Cosmopolitan and The Japan Times, among others. He is also a frequent contributor to CNN, the BBC, NPR, and NHK. He is a visiting scholar at Keio University and contributing editor of Monkey Business, Japan’s premier literary magazine. His forthcoming novel is called Access.

The NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium is a weekly symposium for artist/writers working in various text-image forms – comics, picture-stories, animation, etc. – at which to present and critique current work. The symposium examines new ideas for the distribution of print and electronic work that move beyond the existing models of publishing and advertising.

For more information, please visit the symposium’s website.