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‘Slam Dunk’ Artist Takehiko Inoue Earns Appointment As A Japanese Goodwill Ambassador To Spain

Pepita- Takehiko Inoue Meets Gaudi
Viz/Takehiko Inoue

Comics are officially bringing nations together.

To celebrate 400 years of diplomacy between Japan and Spain, 46-year-old Takehiko Inoue -- the creator of of Slam Dunk, Vagabond, Real and other celebrated manga -- has been appointed as one of three goodwill ambassadors to Spain by the Japanese Foreign Ministry, to serve from now until July 31 of 2014.

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The Stephanie Brown Memorial Awards: ComicsAlliance’s Best Comics of 2012, Part 1


We didn't realize when we set out to list our favorite comic books of 2012 that it had been such a fun year to be a fan of the medium that we all love so much. The last twelve months offered readers a wide variety of work ranging from the most crowd-pleasing superhero epics to the most idiosyncratic of indies; the return of much missed mangaka and the emergence of exciting new talent; a new crowd-sponsored visibility for self-publishing; and the ascension of the fan artist from bedroom dreamer to Tumblr tycoon...

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From Samurai to Shooting Hoops: Takehiko Inoue, Art Chameleon


It's one of the oldest tricks in the hustler's handbook. Find yourself a mark, pretend like you aren't all that, convince him to put some money up, and then use your true skills to earn some fast cash...

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