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Maki Yamane

Publisher, Sparklight Comics in Seattle

Sparklight Comics

PRESENTED ON NOV 26, 2014
IN TOKYO @ VOL 119

Just how much do you know about American creator-owned comic books? Seattle-based Maki Yamane offers up an overview for a Japanese audience, and also talks about Sparklight Comics, her new publishing company that is bringing Japanese-translated editions of some of these books to Japan. (in Japanese)

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