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 | 5 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 about “Creating a girl-friendly manga collection” for libraries at the TCAF Librarians and Educators Day session. Robin Brenner (Youth Librarian at Brookline Public Library in Massachusetts and editor of No Flying No Tights blog, and contributor to the School Library Journal Good Comics for Kids blog), Leyla Aker (Sr. VP, Publishing for VIZ Media), and myself gave an overview of the different kinds of manga and what makes manga “female-friendly” for N. American library patrons. I’ll try to post the transcript later, but for now, here’s the powerpoint deck we presented. You can also check it out directly on SlideShare! Girl Power! How to create a female-friendly manga collection for your library – TCAF 2015 from Deb...

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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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