Anime News Nina!

A webcomic dedicated to skewering and celebrating the world of anime, manga, and fan culture.

  • Piles of books!

Anime News Nina!" is a work of passion that ran as a regular feature on Anime News Network from 2007 to October 2013. At the peak of its run, the comic was one of the most popular features on the site, with close to 100,000 unique readers from all over the world (a few of which would post fan-translations of the strip in their native languages).

Following the webcomic's conclusion, a Kickstarter campaign was launched in hopes of self-publishing a printed book collection of the entire work. The campaign was a huge success, and thus began a year-long, home-grown endeavor to design, publish, organize, and ship the books and other bonus rewards to over 650 fans. While the content of the comic itself was light-hearted fun, the entire 7-year experience was life-changing and educational and is something I'm proud to have accomplished.

The comic follows Nina the "news elf," a newcomer whose mission is to learn anything and everything about anime with the help of her two geeky friends, Kevin and Paola. You can still read the entire run of "Anime News Nina" here (the first strip is at the bottom). You can also purchase the book here.

Anime News Nina! Book Cover: The cover design for the Kickstarter-funded published collection of my webcomic series. 2014 Anime News Nina! End Sheet: Patterned end sheet design for the Kickstarter-funded published collection of my webcomic series. 2014 "Ultimate Mop Daisuke" Dust Jacket (front): Design for a bonus dustjacket for my book meant to parody designs from the manga brand "ShonenJump." 2014. "Ultimate Mop Daisuke" Dust Jacket (back): Design for a bonus dustjacket for my book meant to parody designs from the manga brand "ShonenJump." 2014. Myoopi Zodiac: 2011 Nina in the Leijiverse: Characters from my webcomic, "Anime News Nina!," shown as characters from comic creator Leiji Matsumoto. 2014 Anime News Nina! Promotional images: A web banner and holiday card designs for the webcomic "Anime News Nina!" 2011-2014 Anime News Nina! Stickers: 2011 flash jquery lightbox by VisualLightBox.com v6.0m