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Award winning Japanese illustrator based in New York City and instructor at School of Visual Arts.

Batman, Superman – Prometheus? two events in NY and Philadelphia

Locust Moon Press, the guys who brought you multi-award winning Little Nemo Dream another Dream did it again. This time, they have collaborated with Philadelphia Museum of Art (for those to whom it doesn’t ring a bell, remember Rocky?) for their new exhibit The Wrath of Gods: Masterpieces by Rubens, Michelangelo, and Titian which just opened over the weekend.
Comic artists and illustrators (including myself) contributed works that pay homage to Rubens’ masterpiece Prometheus Bound and the myth of the titan. The artworks were made into bookPrometheus Eternal which can be seen during the show (see the photo of the book in the exhibit) as well as available for purchase at the museum.

There will be two separate Prometheus talk events happening this week (Philadelphia) and the next (New York).  Both are panel talks with some of us contributors to the book, along with Locust Moon team as the moderator. We will have the signing at the end too, of course. If you are in the area, hope you come stop by.

Batman, Superman—Prometheus? at Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 6:30PM
Paid tickets required $10 ($8 members)

The Museum is proud to debut its first comic book, Prometheus Eternal, created in conjunction with preeminent graphic artists and writers and inspired by the exhibition The Wrath of the Gods: Masterpieces by Rubens, Michelangelo, and Titian. Join us for a panel and book signing with artists Bill Sienkiewicz, Yuko Shimizu, and David Mack, as well as Josh O’Neill, publisher of Locust Moon Press. This talk is moderated by Christopher Atkins, The Agnes and Jack Mulroney Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture before 1900.

Locust Moon’s Prometheus Eternal at the Society of Illustrators, NY 
Wednesday, November 4, 2015  6:30 – 8:00PM
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065
purchase ticket here $15 ($10 members, $7 students and seniors)

Locust Moon publisher Josh O’Neill will moderate a conversation with contributors Yuko Shimizu, Lisk Feng, and Andrea Tsurumi, focusing on the challenge of adapting ancient mythology through the lens of art history. The talk will be followed by a reception and book signing.