Marco Pellitteri's Il Drago e la Saetta. Modelli, strategie e identità dell'immaginario giapponese ('The Dragon and the Dazzle: Models, strategies and Identities of Japanese Imagination', http://www.tunue.com/page.php?idArt=7558) has won the Japan Foundation's grants for the translation into English and publication for a worldwide distribution. The book will be printed in 2010.
Marco's written for IJOCA if anyone wants to read his work.
News about the premier academic journal devoted to all aspects of cartooning and comics -- the International Journal of Comic Art (ISSN 1531-6793) published and edited by John Lent.