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Join a Zoom Event With Former Ghibli Employee Steve Alpert

Steve Alpert, Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man: 15 Years at Studio Ghibli

American Steve Alpert spent a decade and a half working for Studio Ghibli and he wrote about the experience in his memoir, Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man: 15 Years at Studio Ghibli. The book was released earlier this year by Stone Bridge Press, and next week Alpert is doing a Zoom talk about his work.

The Zoom call will take place on October 21 from 7-8 PM, and you can register through the Guilford Free Library website. Alpert was a major player in getting Ghibli films an international audience, working long hours and across cultures to show the world how successful movies like Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away could be. His book includes inside details on working with Hayao Miyazaki and producer Toshio Suzuki, including both little known facts about their personalities as well as how they do their business.

The event is free and open to the public.

Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.