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 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.
- Thursday, November 21 – MaRRN Issue#5: Special Issue, featuring Hidemi Shiraki, editor for Young Magazine (Kodansha) Please RSVP here before attending!
MaRRN is back! Join us for MaRRN’s fifth meeting, featuring Hidemi Shiraki from Kodansha (Japan). Shiraki is an editor for Weekly Young Magazine, one of the most popular seinen manga magazines in Japan. It’s a rare opportunity to meet and have a conversation with a Japanese manga editor. What is it like to work as an editor in the competitive manga industry? Why is he here in NYC? How did manga-ka (manga artists) debut? What kind of abilities and experiences are necessary to be a good manga editor? What kind of processes are done for a manga episode to be published in a weekly manga magazine? Find out all the answers at this upcoming MaRRN event!
This meeting has a special format, starting with a casual chat among participants at the beginning over food and drinks from 6:30 pm then moving to a mini-talk and conversation with Hidemi Shiraki, moderated by Professor CJ Suzuki. Shiraki is also curious to know the interests and experiences of reading manga in America and has prepared a set of questions for the participants as well.
**Please take note that we will be holding the event at RESOBOX Long Island City (41-26 27th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101) NOT our East Village location.**
About the Special Guest
- Thursday, November 8, 2018 – Haruko Kumota’s Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Vol. 1 & Yoshihiro Tatsumi’s Fallen Words with a special guest Tozaburo Yanagiya, a professional rakugo performer.
- Friday, February 23, 2018 – Shigeru Mizuki’s Hitler
- 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