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Natsuya Uesugi DuBois

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Natsuya Uesugi Author Bio (Short Bio)

Author | Manga Artist | Technical Writer | Web Designer
Cybersecurity Analyst | Human Factors Engineer | Business Analyst | Software Engineer
Pronouns: He, Him, His

Natsuya Uesugi is a writer with a BA degree in English and minor in Japanese from Georgetown University, certificates in animation and graphic design, an MBA in International Management, certificate in Social Engineering and has received recognition for numeros articles on Net Neutrality, Privacy, Cyber Security,  LGBT Youth Homelessness, Teen Suicide, Transgender Rights, and Cyberbullying. Natsuya is writing his dream of showcasing diverse characters in positions of power through fiction. Of Mixed Indigenous, Black and Asian heritage, his Indigenous childhood nickname stood in stark contrast to growing up speaking “the King’s English,” French and Scots Gaelic at home and learning Japanese in school. Seeing life through a lens of challenge and determination, his mission is to elevate marginalized QBIPoC voices often silenced. Creating characters and stories he couldn’t find in college, he has a passion for storytelling that empowers truth, triumph and hope against insurmountable odds. Natsuya uses science fiction, fantasy, and yaoi to spread positive messages that encourage young adults to live their truth and dare to be their genuine selves. His stories have been recognized for visibility and representation focused on the effects of technology on society, climate  and the human condition. He dares to showcase personal power through a unique multi-cultural lens penning diverse, gritty real-world fiction with an anime-inspired tech noir aesthetic of in your face realness that elevates beauty, truth, pain, struggle, and triumph over adversity.


An award-nominated author, Natsuya won recognition  for promoting visibility to the plight of LGBT Homeless Youth and donated all his earnings from the novel grydscaen: scout in 2020 to Covenant House to support homeless youth. Partnering with local counseling centers, he donates his coming of age BL manga “graphic noiz” to ADHD, Autistism and Neuro-Divergent youth as part of learning programs focused on teaching interpersonal and communication skills, and self-esteem. He also donates his  “grydscaen: a storm’s coming” manga about a homeless teen to LGBT centers and Youth Self-Esteem workshops. Natsuya actively advocates and blogs about Suicide Prevention, Transgender Youth, ending the stigma of mental illness, privacy, and ending cyber bullying. He also mentor social workers and counselors working with transgender youth on coming out, straight allies and transition issues, and is a fierce vocal advocate or Transgender Women of Colour.

Degrees & Education

  • Georgetown University: BA English | Focus: Japanese Language & Culture
  • University of Phoenix: MBA International Management
  • Art Institute of Phoenix: Animation & Game Design
  • Art Institute of Phoenix: Graphic & Web Design

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Author Social Media Links

Book Purchase Links

Published Works

All works listed copyright Natsuya Uesugi.
grydscaen(R) is a registered trademark of Natsuya Uesugi DuBois

Published Book Excerpts 

Published Articles (Sample) 

grydscaen Taglines   

Professional Reviewers compare grydscaen to: Ghost in the Shell, Akira, Divergent, Ender’s Game,  Blade Runner, The Matrix Animatrix.

  • short logline: “hackers against the government”
  • logline 1: “hackers against the government in a dark and gritty cyberpunk world”
  • logline 2: “hackers against the government in a gritty cerebral tech noir sprawl — as dark as it gets “
  • tagline 1: “Whose side are you on?”
  • tagline 2: “Hackers Unite. Hack Till You’re Dead”
  • tagline 3: “Welcome to the Real Real World.”


Traditional Media Features  

  • Publisher’s Weekly — grydscaen: beginnings
  • Reader’s Digest — grydscaen: tribute
  • New York Times — grydscaen: beginnings
  • New York Times — grydscaen: retribution

Awards & Award Nominations  

  • Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards Nominee [Category: Thriller] — grydscaen: dark
  • Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards Nominee [Category: Science Fiction] — grydscaen: dark
  • Creative Conscience Award — grydscaen: a storm’s coming | LGBT homeless youth awareness
  • Award for Breakout Indie Manga Cover Award — grydscaen: atonement
  • Indie Mangaka Cover Design Award [Mental Health Stigma] — grydscaen: a storm’s coming

Book Reviews

Book Trailers 

Animated Trailers

Character Designs & grydscaen Tarot | RPG Trading Card Game  —  Concept Art 

Radio Interviews featuring Natsuya Uesugi

Podcasts Videos featuring Natsuya Uesugi

Articles about Natsuya Uesugi 

Target Audience

Demographic | Primary Angle

  • Appeal to Young Adult age 10 to 30
  • YA Young Adult “geek” enthusiasts
  • Anime lovers | Otaku | Manga enthusiasts
  • Gamers (Final Fantasy | Watch Dogs | Detroit Become Human | Galerons Ash)
  • Readers who love SciFi Fantasy Adventure and lore-driven stories
  • Readers of SciFi Cyberpunk and Dystopian stories

Media Categories

  • Geek culture | Tech | IT | Cosplay | Gamer | Anime
  • YA outlets
  • Book reviews
  • LGBT outlets
  • Social Issues
  • Social Justice
  • Liberal | Progressive
  • Anime | Otaku

Marketing Plan

PR | Publicity

  • Author Press Kit
  • Interviews
  • Professional Reviews
  • Press Releases

Public Speaking | Platform Growth

  • Outreach Projects — LGBT Homeless Youth | LGBT Teens | Indigenous Youth
  • Phoenix ComicCon | Tempe Library Fan Fest| Tempe Book Festival
  • Online Book Launch Event (YouTube | Facebook)
  • Promotional Items — Bookmarks, Postcards, Stickers, buttons, silence game badges
  • Promotional Items – grydscaen RPG Game Character Trading Cards
  • Promotional Items — grydscaen “Hackers Unite” Face Masks
  • Promotional Items — grydscaen branded hand sanitizer
  • Promotional Items — grydscaen “keep your distance” quarantine stickers, “mask up” stickers
  • Promotional Items — grydscaen “be like Rom wear a mask save a life” PSA postcards
  • YouTube — grydscaen animated shorts
  • YouTube – animated “scout” series based on grydscaen: scout manga
  • YouTube – animated “a storm’s coming” series based on grydscaen manga
  • Web Series  – grydscaen “darkness” and sequel “virus” web series based on grydscaen: scout
  • Twitter story – grydscaen “dead rose” Packrats Twitter story


  • Guest Blogging on Cybersecurity | Character Design Course
  • Live Interviews – Radio | Podcasts
  • Continue Donating Branded Covid-19 Face Masks
  • grydscaen visibility with Homeless Youth | Covenant House

Internet Marketing

  • Author Website
  • Amazon
  • Blogging
  • Facebook Ads
  • NEW: Author Newsletter (with Mailing List) — Planned start January 2021

Additional Opportunities

  • Local Library Book Donations
  • LGBT Youth Outreach (Coming Out | Pronouns | Safe Schools)
  • Disabled Youth Outreach (Ending Stigma | Bullying | Suicide Awareness)



 Media Kits and Author Press Kits for Natsuya Uesugi are available at the links above. Physical print press kits available Feb 2021. To request PDF press kit and physical print kits when available, or to request interviews or ARCs, contact