I’m Kai-Ming Cha. I’m the manga editor at Publishers Weekly where I also review a variety of comics and graphic novels. In addition to PW, I’m a regular reviewer at Kirkus Reviews and Playboy.com. My reviews and essays have also appeared in IGN.com, Entertainment Weekly, The Comics Journal, the SF Chronicle, and Comic Foundry.
I have a book on manga forthcoming. It’s more of a manual and guide than anything and I do hope that it helps make manga more accessible as a medium of entertainment for families, parents, and any adults who are put off by reading backwards.
When I’m not consuming mass quantities of comics, you’ll find me kicking around the city with one of the most kick-ass kids to ever walk this earth – who also happens to be my son.