The news from San Diego is that Dark Horse will be publishing Devil, by Torajirou Kishi; also, they are showing off art from the CLAMP Okimono Kimono fashion book at their booth. Lori Henderson visited a lot of the manga booths but noted CMX’s near-total absence from the DC area. Lissa Pattillo checked out the offerings at several publishers’ booths but didn’t get into the manga panels. Gia moderated the Best and Worst Manga panel, and she reports out on the results at Anime Vice.
Kate Dacey, who participated in our roundtable on girls’ comics fandoms, contributes a few more thoughts at The Manga Critic. And at Heart of Manga, Laura talks about the difficulties of being a grownup who reads manga.
Michael Bitz writes about an after-school program in which students made manga.
Reviews: At Comics Worth Reading, Johanna Draper Carlson reviews the first chapters on Viz’s Sigikki site. David Welsh does the same for the Shonen Sunday selections at Precocious Curmudgeon. Sesho devotes two podcasts (part 1, part 2) to Shonen Sunday. Sadie Mattox’s review of vol. 1 of 07-Ghost turns into a critique of shonen manga in general, which makes for interesting reading. Other reviews of note:
Lissa Pattillo on vol. 1 of Fairy Tail (Kuriousity)
Lorena Nava Ruggero on vol. 2 of Fullmetal Alchemist (i heart manga)
Julie on Millennium Prime Minister (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Billy Aguiar on vol. 1 of Rasetsu (Prospero’s Manga)
Sam Kusek on vol. 9 of Strawberry 100% (Manga Recon)
Emily on Sukitte lina yo. (Emily’s Random Shoujo Manga Page)
Lorena Nava Ruggero on vol. 2 of Swan (i heart manga)
Tangognat on vol. 2 of Tsubasa: Those with Wings and vol. 3 of Phantom Dream (Tangognat)
Shojo Flash on vol. 1 of V.B. Rose (Shojo Flash)
Erica Friedman on vol. 4 of Your and My Secret (Okazu)