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Owen Wiseman '05 to Speak on "The Five Pillars: Building a Creative Career"

Book cover of "Samurai's Blood" by Owen Wiseman

Writer Owen Wiseman ’05, author of the graphic novel Samurai's Blood, will deliver a lecture titled, “The Five Pillars: Building a Creative Career,” on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 4:15 p.m. at Pomona College (Hahn 108, 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont).

Wiseman will discuss the pitfalls of the creative life and the necessary attributes of someone who aspires to that path. The discussion will include personal anecdotes, philosophy of creativity and concrete steps a person can take along the creative journey.

His graphic novel Samurai's Blood (Image Comics) is set in feudal Japan, a time when one was defined by their lineage. The book follows three teenagers who must make their way through the world hiding their identities in order to find their destinies.

Wiseman has written more than a dozen screenplays, most recently The Fires of Avalon, which is in development at Benaroya Pictures (a film finance and production company founded by Michael Benaroya ’03, with Clay Young ’03 as a business developer and Jeff Cahn ’06 as a screenwriter).

Wiseman has also written literary memoir for Slake Magazine.

While at Pomona, Wiseman studied philosophy, writing and Japanese and completed his first novel, Seeds, a science-fiction work that explores definitions of humanity and consciousness.

For more information, contact: kayo.yoshikawa@pomona.edu or (909) 607-7467.