Little interlude on my summer in Japan ^o^ At Tokyo in July, it’s really summer: it is very hot and the atmosphere is so good! As soon as I landed in Japan in late June, I sailed on a superb futuristic boat on the Sumida River. The surprise is that this ship had just been launched – Hotaluna, design by Leiji Matsumoto (Captain Harlock, Galaxy Express 999, etc.)! Just the time to drink a Dragon Ball Kai soda, to see the gigantic Gundam at Odaiba, and it was already Tanabata. I am glad to have lived this festival I’ve always loved the legend – the two stars Vega and Altair can finally join. I’ve also rise very high, up to 250 meters at a speed of 600m/min ^o^ I also managed to get a reservation to ride the brand new Tokyo Skytree but, with the jetlag, I was wrong to days ;___; How inappropriate to dwell on the other side of the planet and not feel the days pass! And now, let’s head for: Japan in August ^_~
June will be such an epic month! On the publisher side, I am fully focus on the promotion of Otaku Tōkyō isshūkan. On the author-illustrator side, I dedicate myself to the completion of Fraisie, la magie de la pâtisserie. On the events side, there are an exhibition, signing sessions and the Passion Japon festival to come. Finally, on my very personal side – and this will be the icing on the strawberry – I will once again take a plane to Japan just after my last signing session late June!!
Otaku Tōkyō isshūkan already benefits from a wonderful reception among readers: there are numerous sales, a high ranking among the best sellers in bookstores and enthusiastic press articles. What a success! The author is stunned by such an effect for his first solo release. And I feel I have done my job well and have embellished significantly a life, so I am glad ^___^
Fraisie, la magie de la pâtisserie is my ultimate book ^o^! 8 months of gestation, creation, improvements… Actually, not 8 months but a full 30 years life, filled with dreams, creativity and experience, culminating in this book *___* It’s coming soon, it will be an explosion of joy when it releases!
The Rosalys exhibition starts. I will sign Fraisie. In fact, I intended the publications of UP editions for the festival Passion Japan since the beginning. This festival will take place in the Japanese Garden of Nantes – the island of Versailles – on June, 23th and 24th. UP editions will have a booth with not only its books but also art prints, postcards and goods! It will be a colorful stand with beautiful giant posters!
Japan, I just went there in February-March for my 30th birthday, I fulfilled one of my dreams. And when I am passionate about something, my entourage is often contaminated with what I love ^o^ So my mother has for unattainable dream to visit Japan. She turns 60 this summer, so why wouldn’t I realize her dream? We only have one mom, we would not be what we are without her. That’s why I’ll go to Japan for a second time, this time by taking her on the plane, it’s my awesome gift, savings are made to be well used and I think it is a good occasion ^___^
2012, the year of the end of the world? Much better: The year where all dreams come true! Good month in June for you, enjoy 2012 a lot! Bite into life like into a beautiful strawberry ^o^
Otaku Tōkyō isshūkan is officially out today, it’s party time! Take the plunge and travel to Japan from 1,99€!!
This UP-book is already highlighted by press articles and enthusiastic comments:
It’s even already bestseller in the category Asia on iBookStore, Kobo and Amazon! It’s really fantastic ☆彡 With UP editions, aim to the UP!
This is a great pleasure to announce the new imminent publication of my publishing house, Univers partagés editions: Otaku Tōkyō isshūkan by Morgan Magnin. This travel guide, both traveling companion in Japan and concentratation of otaku culture to read wherever you are, is out in both paper book and eBook! A glossy coated paper for the book, high resolution photos optimized for the Retina display of the new iPad, a special design for all digital media in your pocket!
I loved working meticulously for every detail of this book. I know the author is glad of it, I hope you’ll enjoy the reading experience of your choice and above all that you’ll enjoy its contents ^__^
I am particularly pleased with the distribution of this book, from 1,99€ here is where you can get it: (French edition only, English edition coming soon)
- The book: Amazon.fr, free shipping
- The iBooks for iPad: Apple iBookStore
- The eBook for any eReader, tablet and smartphones : iBookStore, Amazon Kindle Store, Kobo, Bookeen, FNAC, Virgin Megastore, Feedbooks, etc.
(non-exhaustive list, see the website of the publishing house)
Note that this book will also be available at signings and book fairs where the publishing house will have a booth. Besides, you can meet the author next month:
- June 12 at the library Emilienne Leroux – Nantes, France
- June 23 & 24 at the fair ”Passion Japon” – Nantes, France.
I hope you’ll welcome this book, I’m really moved ;_; This is the first book in which I am neither author nor illustrator, but publisher. The first of many with new authors to make discover, this is my wish ^__^ And this, if all goes well, if the publishing house goes well, so can I count on your support?
Last November, Trey Radcliff put into words what I felt for a long time about something important on the web: “The Spirit of Internet-trust”. Exactly the mindset that makes me love the Internet during the past 14 years, that made me put my website under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial (that also makes me love Google+).
And now, Trey writes about Pinterest and expands the topic to: “Sharing Is not the future; it’s the now”. I didn’t want get interested in Pinterest, I am already over-connected, but he know how to talk to me: I am an artist who creates in order to communicate and who has a strong belief in the goodwill of Internet users who appreciate my work sincerely. And therefore, do I want to share on a popular platform my latest creations that can be, if it’s appreciated, re-shared with the correct paternity respected? Yes! So here it is, I am on Pinterest, ah la la ^____^
I’m back from the country of my heart! During my previous trip, I visited many shrines and traditional places, I especially loved the Path of Philosophy in Kyôto. For this trip, I mostly immersed in the life of electrified youth in Tôkyô, its huge buildings, its themed cafes, its amusement parks, its wonderful shops for gals, its extensive bookstores, … A trip 100% fun!
But you already know that if you followed my live posts on social networks ^o^ I repost the pictures that I shared from Japan here. I don’t tell you more, maybe a little surprise will come ^___~
At last, I’m going to Tôkyô! This is my second trip to Japan, I am so happy that I wanted to draw a bit of Japan (´▽`)ﾉ
When I’ll be back I would have 30 years old. For this passage, I wanted above all realize two dreams: build my publishing house and go to Japan. And it will become two realized dreams *___*
Happy holidays for you and see you soon! またね!
And do you enjoy seeing sketches? I’m having fun right now in uploading photos of sketches directly via iPhone in Instagram: @rosalys_art ^o^! As I spend much more time in putting the finishing touches to my illustrations now – average completion time from 8 hours to… 5 days ^^; – it’s a fun way to continue to share new pictures.
So far I had not tested Instagram because there are already plenty of networks. And the Open Graph of facebook, as an inter-network protocol, began to integrate it very well, so I let myself try ^ o ^ What a surprise to see that so many people use it regularly! I found illustrators Japanese, American, French, mostly everyone, it’s fantastic! If you too are on Instagram, feel free to add me ^_^
[ Exhibition > Charleroi, Belgium ]
> Hope for Japan
7 months after the disaster of Tohoku, Japan is rebuilding itself and still needs us. Remember that every little bit helps and every thought counts. If you are in Belgium, here is a great opportunity to show your interest in Japan, with a big charity exhibition sponsored by Amélie Nothomb. Thank you to Ombre Louve for organizing this action and for having invited me to participate.