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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 | 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...

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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 | 15 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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Tezuka Fans Talk Back About Digital Manga Kickstarter Campaign

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014 in Featured, News | 1 comment

Manga fans are balking at Digital Manga Kickstarter campaign to publish over 31 volumes of manga by Osamu Tezuka. Is it too ambitious to succeed?

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