Helen McCarthy has been researching and writing about anime, manga and Japanese popular culture since 1981. In 2010 she won a Harvey Award – the Oscars of the comics world – for her 10th book, The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga. She is also the author of Anime! A Beginner’s Guide to Japanese Animation, The Anime Movie Guide, and The Erotic Anime Movie Guide, written Jonathan Clements. In Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation (Stone Bridge Press), McCarthy mixes firsthand interviews and personal insights with critical evaluations of art, plot, production qualities, and literary themes in examining Miyazaki’s work. Illustrations throughout, in color and black and white, show the detail and vigor of his art. Miyazaki is not just an animation master – he is a meticulous craftsman who sees his work as a medium for shaping the humanistic and environmental concerns of our times.