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A Holiday Card from Osamu Tezuka to Donald Duck creator Carl Banks

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, December 23, 2015

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Store: Japanese Literature Subscription, The Osamu Tezuka Story pre-order and more!

Michael Palmer - Monday, December 21, 2015

The Stone Bridge Online Store is now up! Check the Store tab on the top right of the page or click here! :)  Read More

Comics: Lai Tat Tat Wing Draws Hong Kong

Thomas Joel - Friday, December 18, 2015

In 2014 the Umbrella Revolution saw more than 100,000 people occupy main thoroughfares in Hong Kong to protest reforms that would allow the Chinese Communist Party effectively to pre-select candidates for election.  Read More

Japanese Animation Studies: 10 Books to Own

Michael Palmer - Monday, December 14, 2015

Big thanks to Andrew Osmond who included two Stone Bridge Press Books on his list of ten books to own on Anime research.  Read More

Book Announcement: Foundations of Chinese Civilization

Thomas Joel - Tuesday, December 01, 2015

We are very excited to announce the forthcoming publication of Foundations of Chinese Civilization: The Yellow Emperor to the Han Dynasty (2697 BCE–220 CE), the first book in the five-volume Understanding China Through Comics series. Read More

Frederik Schodt on Shigeru Mizuki from "Dreamland Japan"

Michael Palmer - Monday, November 30, 2015

In light of the sad news of Shigeru Mizuki's passing we'd like to share an excerpt from Frederik L. Schodt's Dreamland Japan: Writings on Modern Manga on the famed manga creator.   Read More

Signed edition! The Anime Encyclopedia now available!

Michael Palmer - Monday, November 16, 2015

Just in time for the holidays, signed editions of The Anime Encyclopedia, 3rd Revised Edition: A Century of Japanese Animation by Jonathan Clements and Helen McCarthy are now available from our web store.  Read More

Book Announcement: The Osamu Tezuka Story

Michael Palmer - Monday, October 19, 2015

We are proud to announce that next July we will be publishing The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime, a huge (900+ pages) single-volume manga style work that covers the entire life of Japan’s most beloved artist/comics/animation visionary. Read More

Interview from Anime Central 2014 with Helen McCarthy, Co-author of "The Anime Encyclopedia"

Michael Palmer - Friday, October 16, 2015

I found this interview on youtube today of Helen McCarthy at Anime Central in 2014. For those of you who don't know Helen, she is a an author of many books on Anime and Manga including the infamous Anime Encyclopedia.  Read More

Photography from "The Inland Sea" by Yoichi Midorikawa

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, October 14, 2015

In celebration of the new edition of Donald Richie’s novelistic travel journal The Inland Sea, we wanted to share some of the beautiful black and white photography by Yoichi Midorikawa that help bring Donald's words to life.  Read More

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