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Tekkon Kinkreet All In One EditionOver at (the online home of the San Francisco Chronicle), columnist Jeff Yang compares and contrasts the new graphic novel collection of Taiyo Matsumoto’s TEKKON KINKREET with… a Disney Cruise Lines vacation. It’s the first major press I’ve seen for the graphic novel, and while I’m tempted just to circulate a link for every single review or mention of the book, I probably won’t be doing that (I am still in Japan after all). I did want to point this column out because it’s great though, getting to one of the essential themes of the book and really laying it out in a smart, accessible way (and it’s incredibly positive too…). Apparently the book actually shipped to comic stores today (yesterday?) so I hope you’ve all already picked up your copy and are working your way through it… I also hope that after this column, the fine retailers in San Francisco feel as though they’d ordered enough copies :).

Go check out the article and lemmie know whatcha think.

- Christopher

2 Comments on “Sidetracked 2: Jeff Yang on TEKKON KINKREET”

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  1. Chris McLaren says:

    I’m going to go read my copy right now.

    Between you and Fraction, though, the bar has been set pretty high–in order to live up to the hype this things is going to need to be doubleplus awesome.

  2. Gary Sherman says:

    Hi Chris,

    Glad to hear you’re having an awesome time in Japan. Great photos, you must have taken thousands by now. Hope you got to see more than just toy stores and manga bookshops though. The above is a link to a review of Tekkon Kinkreet on Ain’t it Cool of all places.

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