The Discovery of Anime and Manga: The Asian Hall of Fame

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About the Author

Phil Amara was an editor at Kitchen Sink Press and Dark Horse Comics, and writer of the The Nevermen comic book series and the book So, You Wanna Be A Comic Book Artist?: How To Break Into Comics! The Ultimate Guide For Kids. Currently he is a elementary school teacher in Massachusetts.

Oliver Chin is the author of the popular annual children's book series Tales from the Chinese Zodiac. This remains the only series in English on the animals of the Lunar New Year, which is increasingly celebrated worldwide. He presents at schools, libraries, and museums nationwide and teaches artists of all ages how to create their own comic books.

Juan Calle is a Science illustrator from UC Santa Cruz, and art director at Liberum Donum Studios, based in BogotΓ‘, Colombia. Juan created Immedium's children's book Good Dream, Bad Dream and illustrated The Year of the Rooster. Liberum Donum has worked for Weldon Owen publishing and Capstone Press, on titles for young audiences such as Show me How series, Papermania!, How to be a Werewolf, How to be a Zombie, and How to Draw Incredible Dinosaurs. The team works for the advertising and entertainment industry, and creates 2D and 3D animation for movies and TV, and visual development and concept art for video games.


"Brimming with colorful, dynamic illustrations...The Discovery of Anime & Manga is an eye-opening tour." - Midwest Book Review
"I will never forget watching My Neighbor Totoro with my daughter and the worlds that the film ushered in for me. I had never experienced moving images, sounds, pictures, music in quite that way before and the potentials and powers of animated film strongly impacted me as a scholar. It was then that I recognized that anime and manga had the kind of beauty that Susan Sontag described about as 'a beauty with adjectives, arranged on a scale of ascending value and incorruptibility.' In Amara and Chin's The Discovery of Anime and Manga told through stunning illustrations by Calle, they offer a detailed, storied account of the evolution of anime and manga in Japan and eventually around the world. From whimsical drawings in the early twentieth century to kamishibai tales told in on street corners to the ubiquity of adults and children drawing anime and manga embodying otaku in their everyday lives. Everyone should read this history book to get a true understanding about the significance of not just anime and manga, but the power of multimodality on how we think and learn."
--Dr. Jennifer Rowsell, Professor of Literacies and Social Innovation, University of Bristol, School of Education
"In the book we see iconic Japanese anime characters such as Astroboy, Doraemon, Dragon Ball, My Neighbor Totoro, Sailor Moon, Pokemon, One Piece, One Punch Man and more. This makes the book not only fun for children, but also for adults, as they can flip through and remember beloved childhood characters. The story moves along with bright bold illustrations by Juan Calle. Each page is a love letter to manga, making this a delightful read for children and parents." - Sampan