Listening for reindeer

We had a busy Christmas Eve with last-minute shopping and a recalcitrant drain to un-clog, but then we got to relax over Indian food with my sister and her family. Nothing like having a bunch of wound-up pre-Christmas children in the house to make you appreciate teenagers!

Anyway, people are still posting so I thought I’d do a quick roundup before the visions of sugarplums start dancing in my head.

Otaku Champloo lists some suggestions for those who want to give the gift of manga.

The Tezuka exhibit that is getting so much attention in Australia will be coming to San Francisco in June.

Attention, aspiring manga-kas: Kodansha is holding a manga competition.

At Deutsche Mangaka, Elae has some updates on anthologies from Schwartzer Turm.

Yaoi Suki (no permalink) notes that an editor at Blu is wondering on their forum if they should charge more and add in some extras.

It’s the battle of the princesses over at One Potato Two.

Broccoli Books has its own MySpace page.

Mark your calendar: Yuricon has announced the guests for its September 2007 “Yurisai” event: manga-ka Rica Takashima, Yuri Monogatari artists Althea Keaton, Beth Malone, and Sergio Aviles, and Shoujoai ni Bouken illustrator Kelli Nicely.

The Daily Yomiuri has a brief article on manga-ka Takehiko Inoue’s basketball scholarship.

The Honolulu Star-Bulletin takes a look at two “magic school” manga, Psychic Academy and Someday’s Dreamers.

Johanna has been busy lately. At Comics Worth Reading, she compares the three versions of Train Man and reviews vol. 1 of Emma, vols. 1 and 2 of Mushashi #9, vol. 1 of Penguin Revolution, vol. 8 of Gals!, vol. 1 of ES (Eternal Sabbath), and the trade paperback edition of the manga-fied Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

At MangaCast, Christian gets a little ahead of the American releases and reviews the Japanese edition of vol. 3 of Emma.

Mangamaniaccafe reviews two Harlequin Pink titles, Three Wishes and My Real Fake Boyfriend, as well as vol. 3 of Boy Princess.

Kethylia looks at vol. 13 of Berserk and vol. 1 of The Great Catsby.

Tangognat is pleasantly surprised by vol. 1 of R.O.D.—Read or Dream.

At Slightly Biased Manga, Connie reviews vol. 3 of Law of Ueki, vols. 12 and 13 of Hanakimi, vol. 11 of DN Angel, vols. 11 and 12 of Dragon Ball, and vol. 4 of Sugar Sugar Rune.

The Star of Malaysia reviews Shojo Beat’s Manga Artist Academy, vol. 1 of Trinity Blood, and vol. 1 of Penguin Revolution.

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