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Enfu - Cute Grit Art Monograph (I Wrote the Foreword)

Seattle based artist Enfu's (Ken Taya) new monograph, Enfu: Cute Grit, is finally in our hands. It's a collection of what seems to be everything about his work. It's created almost like a "career book," it demonstrates his longevity, change, hard work, and creativity. It's both a look back, but also a look forward at the possibilities of what's upcoming.  We've carried his prints for years at Giant Robot. Some pieces, like "Mixed Signals," are among our "best sellers." As a colleague, Comic-con booth partner, and friend, I'm happy to have been asked to write the Foreword. It was quite easy to get out.  A bit of trivia is that Ken and I often chat about what we need to do to improve...

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GR2: Sat 7/20 2-4pm Author Book Signing – Malaysian Artist Cheeming “Boey”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Signing with Malaysian Artist, Cheeming “Boey” July 20 2-4pm GR2 – 2062 Sawtelle Blvd LA, CA 90025 www.gr2.net 310 445 9276 He often draws intricate portraits on styrofoam cups. He’s been featured in multiple videos displaying his craft. Perhaps you’ll get to see him do this. Yet, he’s also promoting a new book, When I Was a Kid, a collection of comics about his youth in Malaysia. The work flows and appears effortless and it goes to show you that the combination of ideas and a simple drawing style work. He draws often and has a blog featuring his daily comic at Iamboey.com For any information: Eric Nakamura Giant Robot Owner/Publisher eric@giantrobot.com (310) 445-9276

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GR2: Sat 7/20 2-4pm Author Book Signing – Malaysian Artist Cheeming “Boey”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Signing with Malaysian Artist, Cheeming “Boey” July 20 2-4pm GR2 – 2062 Sawtelle Blvd LA, CA 90025 www.gr2.net 310 445 9276 He often draws intricate portraits on styrofoam cups. He’s been featured in multiple videos displaying his craft. Perhaps you’ll get to see him do this. Yet, he’s also promoting a new book, When I Was a Kid, a collection of comics about his youth in Malaysia. The work flows and appears effortless and it goes to show you that the combination of ideas and a simple drawing style work. He draws often and has a blog featuring his daily comic at Iamboey.com For any information: Eric Nakamura Giant Robot Owner/Publisher eric@giantrobot.com (310) 445-9276

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Haruki Murakami in Asahi Shimbun

Reclusive novelist Haruki Murakami surprised and delighted the audience when he opened up about several topics during his recent speech at Kyoto University. Smiling and cracking jokes, the best-selling author and Nobel Prize contender was in high spirits from start to finish…. (Asahi Shimbun – Haruki Murakami)

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