Image of So Pretty / Very Rotten
  • Image of So Pretty / Very Rotten
  • Image of So Pretty / Very Rotten
  • Image of So Pretty / Very Rotten
  • Image of So Pretty / Very Rotten

So Pretty / Very Rotten


by Jane Mai and An Nguyen w/ guest essay + interview from Novala Takemoto
Color cover with B&W insides, 304 pages, B6 size, offset printing
Published by Koyama Press

A tome on Lolita fashion featuring various short essays and comic stories by the authors. Exploration of the fashion from perspective of Japan and North America.
A brief description of the contents:

7 short comics plus various illustrations

Essays on Japanese magazines, Visual-kei and Lolita fashion, Japanese cultural concepts on girlhood and maidenhood, a cross-cultural comparison of Lolitas in Japan and North America

Plus a personal essay by Jane Mai on her relationship to Lolita fashion and a short essay by Novala Takamoto and an interview

And more...!

SHIPPING OPTIONS: This is a very thick and heavy book so shipping overseas is costly. It costs $19US to ship outside North America by airmail (1-2 weeks). If you live in an area with a reliable postal service you may choose Reunion as your shipping option at checkout for surface mail (1-2 months) for $10US shipping.

LIMITED SHIPPING DISCOUNT TO ASIA & AUSTRALIA: Special shipping rates for orders to Asia and Australia in effect until 11/08. I will be shipping orders from Japan after 11/19. Please choose the shipping option you want from the drop box. The shipping discount has been applied to the book base price. If you want registered mail please add the option to your cart. It is an extra $4USD.

CONVENTION PICK UP: Choose Vietnam as your shipping option for pickup at CAB (Brooklyn, November 11, 2017) or CALA (Los Angeles, December 9-10 2017). Please send me a note which convention you want to pick up.