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Virtual Reality Manga + Kodansha Open House at J-Pop Summit 2015

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Events, Featured, News | 0 comments

Japan comes to San Francisco again on August 8-9, 2015 as the 7th J-Pop Summit comes to town, and this time, a giant Titan and virtual reality comics are joining the party. J-Pop Summit is an annual celebration of...

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SDCC + AX 2015 Manga News Roundup on Publishers Weekly

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 in Events, Featured, News | 0 comments

My overview of manga trends and news at Anime Expo 2015 and San Diego Comic-Con International for Publishers Weekly.

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TCAF 2015 – Gengoroh Tagame Talks Gay Manga, “Bara,” BL and Scanlation

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in Events, Featured, Interviews | 1 comment

Gay manga artist Gengoroh Tagame, Graham Kolbeins and Anne Ishii from MASSIVE and Leyla Aker from SuBLime Manga talk about gay comics in japan at TCAF 2015.

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SDCC 2015 – Best (and Worst) Manga of 2015!

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015 in Events, Featured, Manga Lists | 4 comments

See which titles got cheers and jeers at the annual Best and Worst Manga panel, as presented at San Diego Comic-Con 2015!

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Twitter Dos and Don’ts: Social Media Tips for Comics Creators

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Featured, News | 0 comments

An online conversation about the dos and don’ts of promoting comics on Twitter, featuring comics pros, fans, and press chiming in on what works and what doesn’t.

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TCAF 2015: “Creating a Girl-Friendly Manga Collection for Libraries”

Posted by on May 9, 2015 in Events, Featured, Manga Lists | 0 comments

On Friday afternoon at the Toronto Reference Library, we presented a talk...

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Manga Translation: A World of Differences and Headaches

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Featured, News | 1 comment

Twitter thoughts and rants about Japanese to English manga translation and what it means for the Japanese manga publishing business and fans worldwide.

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Mahou Shonen Breakfast Club Webcomic Controversy and “Do You Have to be Japanese to Draw Manga?”

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Featured, News | 14 comments

A Twitter recap of a discussion about the discontinued Mahou Shonen Breakfast Club webcomic, culture, comics, appropriation and how it affects global comics creators who are influenced by Japanese manga.

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VIDEO: Yusuke Murata Draws One-Punch Man at International Manga Festa 2014

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Events, Featured, News | 0 comments

Manga artist Yusuke Murata (Eyeshield 21, One Punch Man) did a quick sketch of Saitama from One Punch Man at International Manga Festa 2014 in Tokyo. See a quick 5 minute video of him in action.

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Interview: Dan Vado Talks About Moving APE to San Jose

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 in Events, Interviews, News | 1 comment

Slave Labor Graphics publisher Dan Vado talks about taking over the Alternative Press Expo (APE) in 2015, and moving the indie comics show to San Jose.

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