Archives for “Manga”

I'm sure I'm being too sensitive about this, but this was annoying: "Hm, front page story in the NYT Arts section…hipster manga just got a lot ...


This is a fantastic article, a translation of a blog post/lecture by the Takekuma Kentaro, co-creator of Even A Monkey Can Draw Manga on the ...


A Drifting Life By Yoshihiro Tatsumi 856 Pages, Softcover, $29.99/$39.99 Published by Drawn & Quarterly I have no doubt that much will be written about this book when it ...


The following was written on January 2nd, 2009: So following my last post on the recently completed Naoki Urasawa's MONSTER, I went for a drink with ...


So lost in the insanity of my last few weeks was the news that Diamond Comics Distributors is de-listing 1018 different products published by Viz, ...


"What Is The Big Picture Future Of Translated Manga? ... I'd love to see someone address the future for this kind of publishing in more ...


According to news coming down the wire, Kodansha seems to have refused to "refresh" any of their licenses currently held by Tokypop in Germany. The ...


So for Christmas I decided to treat myself a to a complete reading of Naoki Urasawa's Monster, an 18 volume manga series translated and published ...


A Drifting Life By Yoshihiro Tatsumi $29.95, Trade paperback, 6.5 x 8.75 inches, 840 pages, b/w. 978-1-897299-74-6 The 840 page epic autobiography of a manga master, edited and designed ...


Here's a question: How many of you even knew Kuwata's name before this book was released? Dave Merrill might have... But before this controversy? This book ...


I was, honestly, getting a little tired of seeing Chip Kidd tried and sentenced by the internet over the past few days, without anyone bothering ...


This fall has been so busy. I'm averaging under a post every 2 days. Bah, bah and feh. Posts tonight, after I get the Previews done. Here's ...


Just gotta take a second to disagree with Jog on his review (link) of the new Viz release solanin, by Isio Asano. It's a well-written ...


It looks like I'll be calling my friends at Top Shelf in a few minutes. This morning the awesome alt-manga blog SAME HAT! broke the ...


So I said this on October 2nd: So, I read Deb Aoki’s transcript of the panel The State of the Manga Industry from last weekend’s New ...


So I had decided not to post about this, but the irony was too delicious. According to Deb Aoki's interview with DMP's Michelle Mauk at About.com, ...


So, I read Deb Aoki's transcript of the panel The State of the Manga Industry from last weekend's New York Anime Festival. Did you? You ...


Black Jack Volume 1 By Osamu Tezuka $16.95, 288 pages, Paperback ISBN: 978-1934287-27-9 Published by Vertical Inc. Reviewed by Christopher Butcher When I was younger, I wrote diatribes about how Japan’s ...


Welcome to the inaugural installment of the Tuesday Review. My new review column will feature a work that will be in stores the next day ...


From MightyGodKing: "...whilst in the Beguiling, Chris Butcher worked his evil wiles upon me by offering me a “if you don’t like it, we’ll refund it” ...


According to a new article published today at Publisher's Weekly Comics Week, Tokyopop Marketing Director Marco Pavia has stated that many of the books listed ...


I haven't linked to Adam Stephanides site Completely Futile for a while, but his recent post on D+Q's manga initiative made me think, so I ...


So just what do we want the manga industry to look like, anyway? I mentioned at the end of that last post that I let ...


In October of 1995, the online fan website "Tokyo Cool" published the first, and one of the only English-language interviews with manga creator Taiyo Matsumoto. ...


My friend Chip Zdarsky has moved from comics creation for the direct market to comics creation for the masses, as he chronicles his unique experiences ...