Project Description

ZACK DAVISSON
Friday — Sunday

Zack Davisson is an award-winning translator, writer, and folklorist. His work includes Demon Days: X-Men and Demon Days: Mariko from Marvel and Wayward from Image. He translates globally renowned comics such as Go Nagai’s Devilman and Cutie Honey, Leiji Matsumoto’s Captain Harlock, Queen Emeraldas, and Space Battleship Yamato, Satoshi Kon’s Opus, Gou Tanabe’s Eisner-nominated HP Lovecraft’s At the Mountain of Madness, and Shigeru Mizuki’s famous folklore comic Kitaro. His translation of Showa: A History of Japan won multiple Eisner Awards. Zack is also the author of Kaibyo: The Supernatural Cats of Japan, Yurei the Japanese Ghost, and Yokai Stories and writes the yokai/Zen Buddhist comic Narrow Road, as well as providing support for comics like Six Million Dollar ManEmpowered, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

In addition, he has lectured on manga, folklore, and translation at colleges such as Duke University, Annapolis Naval Academy, University Ca Foscaria Venizia, UCLA, and the University of Washington, and contributed to exhibitions at Wereldmuseum Rotterdam and Art Gallery of New South Wales.