Get two of the most articulate women in comics, Johanna Draper Carlson and Steady Beat creator Rivkah, together and what is the result? An Interview Worth Reading. More from PWCW: Yaoi Press will be publishing art books and Kai-Ming Cha takes a look back at Ranma 1/2.
Speaking of Rumiko Takahashi, Joel Bryan points out that she’s the world’s most popular comic artist. I’m not sure how true it is any more that few people outside Japan have heard of her, though.
At the Yaoi Review, Sakura Kiss wonders about the effect of yaoi on the parents of young readers, and vice versa. And the June blog has some bad news for J-Boy fans: no volume 2 is forthcoming. (Via Yaoi Suki.)
Viz is announcing some changes to Shojo Beat. It looks like they have redesigned the magazine a bit and beefed up the non-manga pages to make it a bit more girl-friendly. David Welsh has a few comments, and as the January issue is on newsstands now, I’m sure you’ll be hearing more about it soon.
Here’s the Witchblade trailer. View at your own risk.
Reviews: At Read About Comics, Greg McElhatton enjoys the first two volumes of Old Boy. Anime on DVD’s Josephine Fortune, a self-professed Junji Ito fan, gives high marks to Museum of Terror, despite some flaws. At Active Anime, Holly Ellingwood reviews vol. 5 of Moon Phase and has an early peek at vol. 4 of Skip Beat. Mangamaniaccafe reviews vol. 1 of Soul Rescue. At MangaCast, Jarred Pine has a podcast review of Kamui.