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graphic noiz manga 1

book 1

by Natsuya Uesugi

Noiz is a 19 year old amateur manga artist scouted at ComicCon. Winning the contract to do the artwork for the manga adaptation of the scifi Fissure novels by bestselling author Shiro Ijima, Noiz starts work on illustrating chapter 1 of the manga. Asked suddenly by Shiro's agent, Keita to take the finished artwork to Shiro for review, the writer looks over the pages then starts flirting with Noiz. Known for his reputation of flirting with his female fans, Shiro's actions are confusing to Noiz. What are the writer's intentions? Julia Ijima, Shiro's older sister has been plotting for months planning an arranged marriage and has picked fashion designer Ai Amena to be Shiro's wife. Julia wants Shiro to settle down and stop flirting with his female fans but Shiro wants nothing to do with her arranged marriage. Plotting his own game to anger Julia and stop her plans, Shiro enlists an unsuspecting Noiz for his scheme all the while leading Noiz on without stating his true intentions. Jade, Shiro's transgender little sister gets into the mix to help execute the plan. Follow the story of Noiz and Shiro as they work on the Fissure manga in the first volume of the graphic noiz manga.

About the Author

Natsuya Uesugi, by day, is a systems analyst who has designed aerospace, semiconductor, and financial systems. With an MBA in International Management and a minor in Japanese, Natsuya uses his Japanese, Scottsh, Black, and Native American heritage to paint his stories keeping an eye on diversity.

By night, Natsuya is an author and manga artist weaving stories in his dystopian cyberpunk "grydscaen" novel series, his dark fantasy trilogy "The Seer of Grace and Fire," and his contemporary yaoi novellas and manga "graphic noiz."

He studied animation and game design at the Art Institute of Phoenix, and graphic design at The New School for Social Research in New York City where he learned traditional animation fueling his childhood dream of creating manga. To date he has written and illustrated "A Storm's Coming" manga set in the grydscaen universe, and two manga in the "graphic noiz" series.  He also works as art director for the "A Storm's Coming" anime about an LGBT homeless youth which won the "Creative Conscience Award" for addressing gay teen homelessness.

He enjoys skydiving, cosplay, World Cup futbol, reading manga, watching French news, eating ramen and anything with matcha, watching anime in Japanese, and writing poetry.