Eisner Award Winner Anne Ishii on Translating Manga, Working as a Producer & Overcoming Doubts

1 year ago

Currently working as the Executive Director of the Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia, Anne Ishii is a living legend responsible for translating and producing the first works of Queer manga that hit the west, including her translation of Gengoroh Tagame's "My Brother's Husband", which landed them an Eisner Award (among many others) and cementing Tagame's work as a pioneering breakout hit both in Japan and overseas.

In this conversation Anne and Pax chat about her time living in France, how she first found Tagame's work, her time starting a massively successful clothing brand with Graham Kolbeins, and much, much more.

You can find her at AnneIshii.com, or on social media @ill_iterate. Support her work at https://asianartsinitiative.org, check out https://massive-goods.com, and read her work at https://amishii.substack.com.

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