Erica Friedman is the Founder of Yuricon and has run the world’s oldest and most comprehensive blog on Yuri, Okazu, since 2002. She has edited manga for JManga, Seven Seas, and Udon Entertainment, most recently Riyoko Ikeda’s epic historical classic, The Rose of Versailles. Erica is the author of By Your Side: The First 100 Years of Yuri Anime and Manga, out now from Journey Press.
ABOUT BY YOUR SIDE: THE FIRST 100 YEARS OF YURI ANIME AND MANGA
The Untold Story of Lesbian Love in Japanese Anime and Comics. Two decades in the making, By Your Side: The First Hundred Years of Yuri Anime and Manga is a collection of essays, scholarly and approachable, by the Western Hemisphere’s authority on the subject, Erica Friedman.
James Welker, Professor of Cross-Cultural and Japanese Studies at Kanagawa University calls this “The first in-depth study of Yuri in English.”
Factual, funny, and highly entertaining, By Your Side is a series of interlocking essays, articles, and lectures from Friedman’s ground-breaking work on Yuri anime and manga. Meant to be approached as informal discussion in the manner of convivial conversation over multiple dinners, or panels at an anime convention, through these essays, readers will become familiar with the key creators, tropes, concepts, symbols, and titles of the first 100 years of the Yuri genre.
“By Your Side is the complete Yuri resource I only ever dreamed could exist. Decades in the making, this glorious collection surveys, analyzes and contextualizes Yuri with unparalleled detail and enthusiasm. Friedman graces readers with illuminating insights as they follow her through a century of the genre’s evolution and revolution. By sharing her extraordinary knowledge, she provides inquirers, scholars, and aficionados alike with a deeper appreciation and understanding of lesbian anime and manga while galvanizing them towards the next era of Yuri.”
AT THE CON
Erica will appear all three days in Artist Alley.