Mark Giambruno is a 3D artist, art director and writer. As an early employee of Mondo Media, he worked on many of their game projects and contract game cinematics. He also voiced the Lifty & Shifty characters for the popular internet show Happy Tree Friends. He is the author of two books on 3D graphics and has also done the English rewrite on a number of US-licensed manga and light novels.
At the same time, he became involved in a number of writing projects, including the monthly Animata column for InterActivity magazine and books on 3D graphics. In the mid-nineties, he was attracted to the world of Japanese anime and manga, and amassed a large collection of books and DVDs. He even studied the language, and eventually started to work on adaptations of Japanese novels, manga and anime. While still at Mondo, he worked with anime legend Toshihiro Kawamoto of Cowboy Bebop fame on some character designs for an unreleased internet minishow. Currently, he works for Super Techno Arts (publisher of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime series) and Region Free (Japanese artist referral and contract translation service).
JAPANESE MANGA/ANIME/NOVEL ADAPTATIONS