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Mari Morimoto

Bio: A woman of many hats, Mari Morimoto, DVM, is a queer-identified big city veterinarian by day, freelance manga translator by night, and a panelist, industry guest, and interpreter at several northeast anime and manga conventions throughout the year.

She got her foot in the door with VIZ Media through luck and circumstance 15 years ago, and since then has been blessed with the opportunity to work on many of VIZ's top titles, including Dragonball, Inuyasha, and Naruto, plus Kairi Fujiyama's Dragon Eye for Del Rey Manga.

In addition, she has contributed articles to the English Shonen Jump and Chopsticks [a local free monthly Japanese culture magazine], and was a research assistant on Jason Thompson's Manga: The Complete Guide. She has been interviewed by the free weekly Japanese-language newspaper NY Japion!, Cornell's alumni magazine, Curve magazine, and The Advocate. Finally, Mari has spoken about queer manga on panels sponsored by Prism Comics at the past two San Diego Comic Cons.


RECENT PRISM COMICS FEATURES

MARI MORIMOTO APPEARING THIS SUNDAY IN NYC TO CELEBRATE PUBLICATION OF HER TRANSLATION OF OSAMU TEZUKA’S AYAKO
[News, Posted 12/7/10]
Prism favorite Mari Morimoto, who has appeared on LGBT-themed panels from San Diego Comic-Con to New York Comic-Con (and more!), has two exciting events coming up on Sunday, December 12th in New York City. These events will celebrate Vertical’s publication of Morimoto’s new translation of Ayako, by the father of anime and manga, Osamu Tezuka. The first event, "Translating Tezuka Talk With Ayako Translator Mari Morimoto, will take place from 3pm to 4pm, as part of…

NYU PRIDE MONTH BRINGS TWO COMICS EVENTS!
[News, Posted 10/21/09]
This month is Pride Month at New York University, and the Office of LGBT Student Services has some interesting queer comics events on the schedule: a queer manga panel and a discussion with artist Ivan Velez, who will discuss his series Tales from the Closet, and also lead an urban comics drawing workshop. These events are free and open to the public, and are are sponsored by NYU's Pride Month.

DAVID'S SUPER-LAZY COMIC-CON WRAP-UP PART II: JOHN BARROWMAN FLIRTS!
[News, Posted 8/6/09]
Okay, here's the pooper scoop! We were like any self-loathing, err self-respecting queens, hoping John Barrowman, the bisexual va-va-voom of Torchword would grace Prism Comics with his presence, but of course we thought to ourselves that we're just a small nonprofit at a humongous convention and that he's too big of a star to bother--then he came! Not in that way! Of course, I missed it. How could I miss it? John came by--while I was out--just walking the floor with his handler. …

THE LATEST PRISM BOOTH & EVENT SCHEDULE AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON [UPDATED!]
[News, Posted 7/23/09]
Hey kids! San Diego Comic-Con International 2009 got underway Wednesday night with a super-successful Preview Night. You can follow all the queer happenings at the Con by swinging by the Prism booth,#2146 and picking up a copy of The Gay Agenda, or downloading and printing your own copy ahead of time. See you there!

PRISM ANNOUNCES COMIC-CON 2009 PLANS! PARTY, PANELS, SIGNINGS, PORTFOLIO REVIEWS, AND BATWOMAN!
[News, Posted 7/14/09]
San Diego, CA - Prism Comics, which supports LGBT comics, creators, issues and readers is excited to announce its biggest slate of programming ever at this year's San Diego Comic-Con International (July 22-26, 2009), featuring four panels, a mixer and silent auction, creator signings, portfolio review, “Young Heroes” party, and the debut of the new Prism Guide! "San Diego Comic-Con continues to be the best way for Prism to reach the LGBT comics audience,” said Ted Abenheim, Event Chair of…


RECENT OFFSITE FEATURES

24-YEAR HISTORY OF THE GAYS IN COMICS AND PRISM PANELS
[Source: AndyMangels.com, Added: 7/26/11]
Look below for a history of the incredible legacy of the Gays In Comics panels, and the PRISM Comics panels that were birthed from them! All 24 Gays In Comics panels have been moderated by...

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