The Manga/Comics Reading and Research Network (MaRRN) in New York welcomes everyone to discuss manga from diverse perspectives, including artists, fans, scholars, researchers, educators, editors, publishers, translators, etc.
The primary mission of the MaRRN is to develop a network among individuals and groups who engage with manga/comics to deepen the knowledge of the medium, industry, and culture surrounding it. While starting as a reading group meet-up, we will have special lecture events in which we will invite artists, scholars, and professionals about manga/comics.
Please also check out Manga University in NY (MUNY), a spin-off of MaRRN.
- To be announced soon!
Join us for MaRRN’s third meeting on Shigeru Mizuki’s Hitler, a complex and eloquent manga take on one of the world’s most villainous dictators. Best known for his Japanese monster (yōkai) themed Gegege no Kitaro, Shigeru Mizuki steps out of his comfort zone to unravel the life of Adolf Hitler. We will have Richard Dias-Rodrigues, a manga scholar/adjunct professor at LaGuardia College (CUNY) to present on his findings and invite all to join the conversation! Like the first two meetings, it will be a very informal gathering for members to discuss the themed topics.
Please note that this MaRRN meeting will be held at RESOBOX East Village (at 8:00 PM), unlike the two previous meetings in Long Island City.
- Thursday, June 15, 2017 – Fumi Yoshinaga’s Ōoku: The Inner Chambers Vol.1
- Thursday, May 11, 2017 – Tezuka Osamu’s Phoenix, Vol. 2: A Tale of the Future
- Shige (CJ) Suzuki, PhD. Associate Professor at Baruch College, CUNY
- George Tsouris, Artist/Professor at CUNY