She worked at the National Film Board and some other film and advertising jobs which led to her heading Canada’s largest film production company for 10 years. Health issues, endometriosis and migraines defined the next decade of her life. It was discovered she had a brain aneurysm, which was healed by surgery which revealed she had a second inoperable aneurysm. This changed her outlook on life and as a result she launched into publishing, opening Koyama Press in 2007. See KOYAMA PRESS.


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“Accidental hero.” Interviewer, Serah-Marie McMahon. Quill & Quire, May 2017: 19.


“From one-woman passion project to celebrated comic publisher: The animated journey of Koyama

Press.” Writ., Sean Rogers. Globe & Mail, 12 May 2017.


“Annie Koyama reflects on 10 years of comics publishing.” Writ., Serah-Marie McMahon. Quill and

Quire, https://quillandquire.com/annie-koyama-reflects-on-10-years-of-comics-publishing/ Accessed 2 Oct. 2017.