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B-chan is a pseudonym of the American cartoonist, artist, and author Bruce Lewis (1965-). Among the first comics artists to bring manga influences to American comics, Lewis wrote and drew the Robotech: Invid War Aftermath (1993-1994) series for Marvel's Malibu/Eternity Comics line. Later, Lewis created the Robotech: Hohsq's Story (1995), and Robotech Aftermath: Megaroad (1996) series for Academy Comics; he also wrote and illustrated the four-issue Gall Force: Eternal Story (1994-1995) miniseries for CP Manga, and colored, lettered, and produced many more CP comics titles. From 1995 to 1997 Lewis wrote, drew, and edited Star Blazers: The Magazine of Space Battleship Yamato for Voyager Entertainment, Inc.'s Argo Press imprint and edited the Star Blazers Perfect Album sourcebook, also published by Argo Press. His most recent pure comics work was the comics novella "Dairooster 5!" and the short story manga "It Happened in the 7th Grade", both featured in 2002's Juku: A Comics Album (ISBN 0970383703).

Bruce Lewis has been frequently cited in both the news media and literature of anime and manga in North America, including the standard references Dreamland Japan: Writings on Modern Manga by Frederik L. Schodt and Samurai in Outer Space by Antonia Levi. He is also a well-known and frequent speaker on the anime and manga convention circuit in the United States, and was's Anime Convention Personality of the Week for March 12, 2000.

An advertising artist and art director for some seventeen years, Bruce Lewis currently works as a graphic designer for a major newspaper publisher in Dallas. His latest book, Draw Manga (ISBN 18434011886) was published worldwide in 2005 by Chrysalis / Collins & Brown Publishing.


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