Archives for January, 2008

Hey there. I started typing this a couple of times, but despite how wretched the behaviour has been by a couple of retailers (and the ...


Just as an FYI, we're down to 5 copies left of the new edition of Tekkon Kinkreet by Taiyo Matsumoto here at The Beguiling, from ...


Hey there! Welcome back to the photo-tour of my trip to Japan. In case you're just joining us, it took place between the 3rd and ...


I just re-read Frederik Peeters, Frederic Boilet, and Jiro Taniguchi's Tokyo Is My Garden from Fanfare/Ponent-Mon. It's really good, surprisingly good even. I've heard less ...


John Jakala's two-year-old daughter reviews GON Volume 1. Comics! - Chris


I've linked to my friend Jim Munroe's blog before, he has a wealth of information up there about self-publishing and self-distributing in the greater publishing ...


I got my hands on a copy of the media kit for ADV's new magazine PiQ. Since I didn't see any note of this over ...


I'd apparently fallen quite behind on reporting the Drawn + Quarterly books solicitations, so let's play catch-up and post a whole whack of great books ...


Hey there readers, sorry about the drop-off in posting. As you can see from the ANNOUNCEMENTS things have gotten kind of insane in the real ...


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You should all go to http://www.achewood.com and spend as much money on his stuff as you can. - Chris


[JAPAN] Word comes via Kotaku that Japanese Police Are Hunting Otaku... okay, it's not "most dangerous game" territory (yet!) but the rumours had been spreading amongst ...


Copyright (c) 2006-2008 Kyoto International Manga Museum. All Rights Reserved. One of the most interesting stops on my trip was on the relatively recently opened Kyoto ...


I've already linked it, but I enjoyed David Welsh's round-up of the happenings in manga in 2007. I think David hits on a number of ...


http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/wri/533365969.html Viz is looking for a Senior Editor for their magazine line, including Shonen Jump and Shojo Beat. Reporting directly to Marc Weidenbaum, who's a cool ...


(Please include in your listings.) GRAPHICALLY SPEAKING 2008, with Kazu Kibuishi & Kean Soo Tuesday February 5th @ 6:30pm North York Central Library, Concourse Level @ North York ...


I've posted about 640 Japan photos to this blog since my first post on September 5th, when I was actually IN Japan. Man... One thing I've ...


So the last entry had my visit to the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum in Takarazuka, Japan. One of the coolest features of the museum is ...


Hi there, and welcome back to the ongoing chronicles of my 2007 Trip to Japan! You can check out previous entries by clicking "Japan" under ...


This link came in just a little too late to make the last post, but I didn't want it to go... unobserved. Toronto's Ramon Perez ...


I was just cleaning out my feed-reader again, and I came across more links and stories of note. I've tried to add a little more ...


"Chris Butcher is a goddamn AGENT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS." - Kali921 That was kind of nice for the first day of the year. Righteousness continues tomorrow. - Chris P.S.: ...