Kotaku shares excerpt from upcoming Studio Ghibli memoir

Michael Palmer - Thursday, January 16, 2020

Hot off of last weeks announcement that we will be publishing former Studio Ghibli exec, Steve Alpert's memoir of working at the legendary studio, Kotaku has shared an excerpt from the book detailing Miyazaki's "stressful" work habits.  Read More


Announcing the publication of Former Studio Ghibli Exec, Steve Alpert's Memoir

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, January 07, 2020

We are happy to announce the publication of former Studio Ghibli Head of International Sales, Steve Alpert’s memoir Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man: 15 Years at Studio Ghibli. Stone Bridge Press will publish the book June 16th, 2020.  Read More


T.K. Nakagaki featured in Quartz article, "Can the swastika ever reclaim its original meaning?"

Michael Palmer - Thursday, December 26, 2019

In November of this year Reverend Dr. T.K. Nakagaki joined Professor at the School of Visual Arts and author of The Swastika and Symbols of Hate for a joint lecture discussing this ancient and controversial symbol.  Read More



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