Misako Rocks! developed a love for comics and manga at an early age and drew her first comic at the age of 13. She moved to New York in 2001 and worked as a a puppeteer, face painter, animal balloon maker, and art teacher while still developing her own work.
Her first break came when the Onion decided to use her illustrations for their now famous "Savage Love" column, which runs every week. Shortly thereafter, Misako scored a two-book deal with Hyperion, a three-book deal with Henry Holt and a writing gig for Archie comics.
She has been featured in many magazines and newspapers, including Elle Girl and the New York Times. The BBC also featured her in a documentary about comic book creators. On top of that, she has recently received the Venic Beach, LA Playwright award.
Misako is the creator of Biker Girl, Rock and Roll Love, and Detective Jermain.
Anime Convention Guest Appearances
- Anime NYC 2019 - November 15-17, 2019 in New York, NY 2015
- Waku Waku +NYC 2015 - August 29-30, 2015 in Brooklyn, NY 2011
- New York Comic Con 2011 - October 13-16, 2011 in New York, NY
- Tosho-con 2011 - July 16, 2011 in Rockville Centre, NY
- Katsucon 2011 - February 18-20, 2011 in National Harbor, MD 2010
- New York Comic Con 2010 - October 8-10, 2010 in New York, NY
Anime Weekend Atlanta 2010 - September 17-19, 2010 in Atlanta, GACancelled Appearance
- AniMiniCon SoHo 2010 - July 30 - August 1, 2010 in New York, NY
- Anime Mid-Atlantic 2010 - June 11-13, 2010 in Chesapeake, VA
- Anime Central 2010 - May 14-16, 2010 in Rosemont, IL 2009
- New York Anime Festival 2009 - September 25-27, 2009 in New York, NY
- Anime Weekend Atlanta 2009 - September 18-20, 2009 in Atlanta, GA
- Otakon 2009 - July 17-19, 2009 in Baltimore, MD
- AnimeNEXT 2009 - June 12-14, 2009 in Somerset, NJ
- Anime Boston 2009 - May 22-24, 2009 in Boston, MA
- Anime Central 2009 - May 8-10, 2009 in Rosemont, IL
- Anime Matsuri 2009 - April 10-12, 2009 in The Woodlands, TX 2008
- DotCon 2008 - November 15-16, 2008 in Markham, ON, Canada
- MangaNEXT 2008 - October 31 - November 2, 2008 in Somerset, NJ
- SITACon 2008 - October 10-12, 2008 in Utica, NY
- New York Anime Festival 2008 - September 26-28, 2008 in New York, NY
20 confirmed guest appearances
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