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The Dam Keeper: Return from the Shadows- Talk and Signing

  • Kinokuniya San Francisco Japan Center 1581 Webster Street San Francisco, CA 94115 (map)

Celebrate the release of The Dam Keeper: Return from the Shadows, the third and final volume in the series, with creators Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo!

Based on the Oscar-nominated animated short film of the same name, The Dam Keeper is a lush, vibrantly drawn graphic novel trilogy by Tonko House cofounders Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi. The Dam Keeper 3: Return from the Shadows is the third volume in the series.

Sunrise Valley is without a dam keeper, and time is running out. In less than twenty-four hours, the poisonous tidal wave of black fog will descend on Pig's home. While Fox, Hippo, and Van hurry east to warn the townspeople, Pig ventures on his own path. Pig is following a trail of clues that are inexplicably linked to his father, and now that trail is leading upward. What he finds on a floating island above the clouds will shake him to his core, but it just might be the answer he needs to save Sunrise Valley. Please check the first volume The Dam Keeper 1, and second volume The Dam Keeper 2 : World without Darkness.

About the Creators:

Robert Kondo lends his unique design sensibilities and passion for storytelling to The Dam Keeper. Originally from Southern California, Robert graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and has worked at Oblique Strategies and Angel Studios. Robert's film credits include Sets Art Director for Ratatouille, Toy Story 3, and most recently Monsters University.

Daisuke 'Dice' Tsutsumi, originally from Japan, is a celebrated illustrator, painter and philanthropist. Dice's paintings have exhibited around the world, and in 2009, his first children's book 'I Can Hear' was published in Japan. A graduate from The School of Visual Arts in New York, Dice has worked as a visual development/color key artist at Blue Sky Studios on Ice Age, Robots and Horton Hears a Who! His credits at Pixar Animation include Lighting Art Director for Toy Story 3 and Monsters University. Dice is passionate about charity work and spearheaded both The Totoro Forest Project and Sketchtravel.

Earlier Event: August 9
Back to School Sale at Kinokuniya Plano
Later Event: August 24
Meet & Greet: Paul Borchers