The first Manga Mania Art Show!

I opened the first Manga Mania Art Show for my manga students at a gallery space INFINITO NYC last month! 17 of my students showed their art and gave a speech. I could see them getting confident while they were talking. More than 100 people came to support my students. I’m so proud of them. Can’t wait to open next year again!




Misako & NHK World Radio Japan! From Sep 6th until Sep 11th

I joined NHK World Radio “Friends around the world” to talk about how I faced to my struggles, my bullied school life in MO, how I decided and became a comic artist in U.S. etc etc..

The hosts Michelle and Jonathan welcomed me, so I could talk on and on… endless!

If you’re interested in listening to this, you can go to the NHK website or download the app.

The schedule of the show: Friends around the world Sept 6th(Sun) 14:10 – 14:30( Sept 6th 1:10 am – 1:30 am in Eastern Time U.S.)

This program is available to listen at least one week! So if you miss this time, don’t worry! You can go to the site and listen later!

今日は、NHK World Radio “Friend around the world“ 9月6日14:10-14:30に出演しまっす!






NHK World English TV “Manga Message for the Young”

Great news to share with you!

NHK World English TV featured me in “Newsroom Tokyo“. It’s a short documentary about me.

I talked about my background and how I became a comic artist in America. This will be on their web for a month.

Please check it out!



Sakura Festival at Brooklyn Botanic Garden 4/25&26!

My favorite event is coming up this weekend! “Sakura Festival at Brooklyn Botanic Garden“!!

Besides a book signing, I’ll run four manga drawing workshops on both dates :

25th and 26th:

1 12:00 – 12:45pm
2 1:15 – 2:00pm
3 3:00 – 3:45pm
4 4:15 – 5:00m

this is for ages 6 and up. Pretty much all ages.

Please come join my workshops and book signing!