This isn’t really news, so much as a reminder, that manga artist Moyoco Anno, known for Sugar Run Rune and Happy Mania, will be a guest of honor at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival this upcoming weekend.
Moyoco Anno's apperances at the con include the following panels....
SATURDAY MAY 10
4:00pm-5:00pm: Women in Manga!
In an industry much larger and more diverse than their North American counterpart, comic artists in Japan who are women have a contrasting experience in both their creative and marketing processes. Learn about this and much more from the leading artists in three distinct genres of manga: Moyoco Anno (Insufficient Direction, Sakuran), Est Em (Tableau No. 20, Golondrina), and Akira Himekawa (The Legend of Zelda, My Little Pony). Interview will be conducted by Deb Aoki, with English/Japanese interpretation by Jocelyne Allen and Aki Takabatake.
SUNDAY MAY 11
11:15am-12:15pm: Spotlight: Moyoco Anno
Author of manga beloved around the world, TCAF is proud to welcome Moyoco Anno as a Featured Guest for 2014. A fan-favourite for her smash-hit shoujo manga Sugar Sugar Rune, and her groundbreaking josei works Happy Mania, Flowers & Bees, and Sakuran, Anno’s newest manga turns her focus inward for an hilarious and insightful look at married life. Debuting at TCAF, Insufficient Direction chronicles Anno’s marriage to “King of otaku” Hideki Anno, creator of Evangelion, and he quest to become the perfect “otaku wife”. In this feature interview, Moyoco Anno will be joined by her English Publisher Ed Chavez of Vertical Inc., for an unique discussion that will span her career and works.