Usamaru Furuya Headed to Toronto Comic Arts Festival

Manga makes rare North American appearance this weekend

Those fortunate enough to attend this weekend's Toronto Comic Arts Festival are in for a real treat, as mangaka Usamaru Furuya (Lychee Light Club, Genkaku Picasso, No Longer Human) will be making a rare North American appearance at the event as Guest of Honor.


Vertical recently released his twisted stage play adaptation, Lychee Light Club, to both the shock and delight of their readers. If you haven't had a chance to check it out yet, do yourself a favor and pick it up, it's a real demon of a book.


lychee light club


Furuya will be participating in a variety of scheduled events, all of which are detailed in Vertical's press release. Here's the info:


Book Signing at the Toronto Comics Art Festival
Saturday May 7th, 2011
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
at the Toronto Reference Library, Beguiling Signing Area, Basement Level
789 Yonge Street, Toronto, Canada
Admission is Free
Books available for sale through the Beguiling and Vertical booths.


Spotlight on Usamaru Furuya
Chris Butcher interviews Usamaru Furuya
Sunday May 8th, 2011
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
at The Beeton Auditorium, Toronto Reference Library, 1st floor
789 Yonge Street, Toronto, Canada
Admission is Free


Book Signing with at The World’s Biggest Bookstore
Monday May 9th, 2011
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
at Chapter’s The World Biggest Bookstore,
20 Edward Street, Toronto, Canada
Book signing limited to 90 guests.


Film Screening of ZOO
Q&A with Furuya to follow the movie
Monday May 9th, 2011
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
at the Toronto Underground Cinema
186 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Canada
Admission: $10
RSVP through the TCAF Facebook page


© Usamaru Furuya 2006

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