History Department presents talk by author and manga translator Frederik L. Schodt

(Photo courtesy of Frederik L.Schodt)

The History Department will present a free public talk by author and noted manga (Japanese comic book) translator Frederik L. Schodt on Monday, June 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Humanities Lecture Hall.

Frederik L. Schodt is a writer and interpreter who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has written extensively on Japanese manga, as well as on pop culture, technology, and history. The author of Dreamland Japan, he has also translated many manga into English, including Astro Boy, Ghost in the Shell, Barefoot Gen, and other manga classics.

In 2000, Schodt won the prestigious "Special Prize" category of the Asahi Shimbun's Osamu Tezuka Culture Award, for his work in popularizing manga overseas. His

latest book is The Astro Boy Essays: Osamu Tezuka, Mighty Atom, and the Manga/Anime Revolution, which is set to be published by Berkeley's Stone Bridge Press this summer.

The event is cosponsored by the Film and Digital Media Department, Oakes College, and the East Asian Studies Program. For more information, contact the History Department at (831) 459-2982.