MangaCast checks out this week’s new comics, and Ed gives a peek at the e-mail discussion so we can experience the deliberations for ourselves.
Vol. 16 of Fruits Basket slips from number 15 to 38 on this week’s USA Today Booklist.
David Welsh is looking for some good shoujo manga, and his commenters come through with plenty of suggestions.
At the Tokyojupiter blog, Reika discusses the genius of Chika Shiomi, creator of Canon and Night of the Beasts.
Studioqt has a nice demo of what’s involved with retouching sound effects. (Found via Sporadic Sequential, which is currently rather NSFW further down the page, as he’s having a celebration of wangs in manga. It’s yet another department in which our medium does better than the superheroes.)
Lyle has a question: Does anyone read the Australian magazine DNA? Because this month’s issue has the cover line “Stop! My *** is hurting! Why manga is sooo gay” and he wants to know what that’s all about. (Yaoi?)
I seem to have come in in the middle of this, but Digit magazine has a tutorial up on drawing manga on the computer.
Reviews: The BasuGasuBakuhatsu Anime Blog checks out vol. 2 of Welcome to the NHK, vol. 1 of Stellvia, and vol. 1 of D.Gray-Man. AoD’s Danielle Van Gorder reviews vol. 1 of Millennium Snow. At the Mangamaniaccafe, Julie has vol. 9 of Kekkaishi propped up on the salt shakers. Erica Friedman reviews the yuri short story collection HaruNatsuAkiFuyu at Okazu. Comicsnob Matt Blind reviews the manga version of Hamlet and vol. 1 of Time Guardian. At Manga Life, Dan Polley reviews vol. 5 of Megatokyo, vol. 10 of Gals! and 12 Days.