About the Author
Helen McCarthy (general editor) has written and spoken extensively about Japanese culture, comics, anime and manga. She researched and curated the first ever anime programme at a British convention, wrote the first book in English dedicated to Japanese animation, and has worked on such publications as Manga Cross Stitch: Make Your Own Graphic Art Needlework
and The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga
. Helen currently lives in London with her partner, an artist.
Rikki Simons (foreword) is a voice actor, writer, and artist. Original illustrated books and comics that he created with Tavisha-Wolfgarth-Simons include Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check!, Ranklechick and His Three Legged Cat, ShutterBox, and now The Trinkkits. He is also a background painter in animation, most noted for his colour design on Invader ZIM.