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Posted on August 29, 2008 | No CommentsThe JETAA 20th Anniversay Kintetsu Essay Contest Publication is now available online as a downloadable PDF. The publication is a compilation of the 15 winning essays into a format that we are hoping to have printed for new and future JETs to read to get them excited about the JET Programme as well as for the enjoyment of the JET alumni community. A big thank you goes out to Liz Sharpe (JETAA Pacific Northwest) and Steven Horowitz (JETAANY) who worked so hard to compile the publication.Â And a shameless self promotion: the cover design was done by Hepnova Multimedia, a design company co-owned by JETAANY webmaster Lee-Sean Huang. Click here to download.
Posted on October 29, 2007 | No CommentsA former JET Program participant from Minnesota was recently honored with a prestigious comic book grant. Lars Martinson, 30, was an ALT in Fukuoka-ken from 2003 to 2006. He is currently drawing a four-part graphic novel entitled “Tonoharu” based on his experiences in the JET Program. The first part of this graphic novel has been recognized with a grant from the Xeric Foundation. The Xeric Foundation was established to promote comic book self-publishing, and has bestowed grants totaling in excess of $1,750,000 since its inception. It was founded by Peter Laird, co-creator of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, which itself was originally a self-published comic book. With the Xeric Foundation’s assistance, Lars is currently in the process of publishing “Tonoharu: […]