Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 23:04:41 -0700 (PDT)

Manga Mania in America

Irvine -- Why are many of us so captivated by Japanese pop culture, including manga and anime?

On the Tuesday, June 17 edition of Subversity, we talk with TokyoPop's Mike Kiley and award-winning manga artist Hans Tseng about Manga Mania in America.

Kiley founded UCI's Anime Store and now works at manga publisher and distributor TokyoPop, where he is a vice president. Tseng (AKA Slimu, or as Kuo Han) is an Orange County Villa Park high school student with a gift for art and a passion for manga. He wrote and drew the web-based graphic novel, Directions of Destiny, which was launched in August 2001. He has just finished his junior year.

Tseng won $500 in TokyoPop's Rising Stars of Manga Contest this year. He was a runner-up.

The show airs from 4-5 p.m. on KUCI, 88.9fm in Orange County, California, and is Web cast at the same time at (click on the streaming links on the top right of the screen).

To chat with our guests, call 949 824 5824 during the show, or send e-mail to:

Tokyo Pop
Hansen Tseng's graphic novel
Slime Mansion, Tseng's home page

"Mangatism: What's the fastest-growing genre in bookstores? One hint: It's read backward," by Stephen Lynch, Orange County Register, June 2, 2003.
Profiles Kiley and Tseng. Available (contents licensed to UCI):
NewsBank Full-Text Newspapers: keyword&p_theme=current

Thanx for listening!


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