Meet Naruto Creator, Masashi Kishimoto, At NYCC
We’re about two months away from New York Comic Con and I have some information about one of the special guests that will be in attendance. If you read or watch the hit series Naruto, you know that the creator, Mashimo Kishimoto, will be making his first U.S. appearance at this years convention. With his visit, Kishimoto will be at two panels at the event on October 8 and 1o (check out the New York Comic Con website for more information on times and location when available) and two autograph sessions as part of the many New York Super Week events on October 9 and 10.
For the first signing, held at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at Kinokuniya Book Store, you’ll have to purchase a Super Week event ticket. At the event, attendees will be given a free autographed Shikishi art board with the purchase of one of Kishimoto’s works — like, say, a copy of the 72 volume of Naruto featuring an exclusive New York Comic Con variant cover drawn by the artist. That’s important, as Kishimoto will only sign the art board or books purchased on-site. Kinokuniya is located at 1073 Avenue of the Americas.
That’s followed at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, by a signing session at Barnes & Noble Tribeca (97 Warren St.), which will be limited to the first 110 customers who purchase one of Kishimoto’s works. As with the Kinokuniya event, attendees will receive an exclusive Shikishi art board. Likewise, Kishimoto will only sign that art board or one of his books purchased on-site.
Andy Nakatani, editor-in-chief of Weekly Shonen Jump, commented about Kishimoto’s NYCC appearance:
Masashi Kishimoto has had a tremendous impact on the pop culture landscape with Naruto. We are honored to welcome him to New York Comic Con and Super Week and invite fans to share in the excitement with these special personal appearances!
Be sure to look out for more information about New York Comic Con and Super Week as we get closer to the date. I will also be in attendance and will be bringing coverage during the events. Hope to see you there.